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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.
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.
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)
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
Academic Information Study Abroad
Dr. Dan Yoder Kim McDaniel
400 Currens Hall 344 Memorial Hall
Phone: 298-1967 Phone: 298-2504