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Recreation, Sports and Leisure in Spain: A Comparative Study, June 14-28, 2012  RPTA 379/679 (3 hrs)


Come to an interest meeting!

Tuesday, November 15, 7 pm, Currens 204

Wednesday, November 16, 7 pm, Currens 204


View current information sheet.

Download program application.(Due December 16, 2011)

View travel grant documents.(Due December 16, 2011)

Download acceptance packet.

Study Abroad Medical Report Form - RPTA (Due February 1, 2012)

Program Overview:

Balancing work and leisure pursuits in today’s fast paced, technologically driven society can
be challenging, especially in the United States. Our competitive culture encourages people
to go “above and beyond”, often leading to long work hours and less time for leisure. Yet other cultures seem to have
achieved this balance. By studying their methods of recreation, sport and leisure, Americans can learn ways to enjoy their
leisure time and lead more well-rounded, fulfilling lives.

This Study Abroad Course focuses on the recreation, sport and leisure of Spain by immersing you in the culture of the
country. Based at the Universidad de Alicante, you can experience first hand the richness of Spanish culture and a wide
range of recreation, sports and leisure activities including international beaches, festivals and food and craft markets.
You’ll study with Spanish students, increasing cultural interaction and learning that they play more than soccer. Through
classroom study and visits to recreational sites nearby, you will gain new insights to help balance work and play.

  Course Information:

Undergraduates - RPTA 379 Graduates - RPTA 679
Class sessions will be held on-site in Spain. You are also required to attend a mandatory
pre-departure orientation session conducted by the Office of Study Abroad.
Class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in
all phases of the Course. Questions about course content should be directed to Dr. Dan



$2,900 (based on 10 participants)


Important Dates:

Deposit of $800 due February 1, 2012

2nd payment of $1,000 due March 1, 2012

Final payment $1,100 is due April 2, 2012

Contact Information:

Academic Information                 Study Abroad

Dr. Dan Yoder                             Kim McDaniel

400 Currens Hall                         344 Memorial Hall

Phone:  298-1967                        Phone:  298-2504