University of Oregon

International Sport Facilities Management in London

Program Overview

The International Sport Facilities Management program takes you on an exciting journey through the vibrant sport culture of London, aiming to help you master the art of planning, organizing, budgeting, and marketing an event experience. Daniel G. Kelly II, associate professor and director of sport management at Wilmington College, will teach International Facility and Event Management on the program. The course focuses on the master planning process, a program of requirements for indoor and outdoor facilities, and design trends.

Multiple facility tours will examine London’s Olympic legacy, as well as many other world-class sporting arenas and venues within the area. Visits to Wembley Stadium (soccer), Olympic Stadium (athletics), and Wimbledon (tennis and more) are designed to expand the teaching and learning experience for all participants in the program. The program is designed to help you pursue a career in project or event management, public relations, and fundraising.

Academic Details

All courses offered are recognized and approved for academic credit by various GEO partner institutions. Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

This program takes you on an exciting journey through the vibrant sport culture of London, aiming to help you master the art of planning, organizing, budgeting, and marketing an event experience. Academic activities are integrated with excursions, giving you a behind the scenes look at many international sport facilities and helping you better understand the requirements for both indoor and outdoor facilities and design trends.  Visits to several well-known cultural locations in the city and surrounding area are also planned.

Faculty and Staff

Daniel G. Kelly, II, is associate professor and director of sport management at Wilmington College. Prior to joining the Wilmington faculty and the area of Sport Sciences, Daniel served on the faculty of the business division at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Daniel earned a PhD in Sport Management at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and an MS in Sport Studies, and BS in Business Management from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Housing Description

You will join a community of around 850 residents from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as part of life in the International Hall at the University of London residence hall. The hall is located in central London, just minutes from the GEO Centre, the British Museum and the Russell Square Tube station.

You will have your own single study bedroom and share bathrooms with other residents. All single rooms have a hand basin, fitted furniture consisting of bed (including linens), desk, chair and extensive storage for clothes and books. Rooms are fitted with a telephone and data socket. Breakfasts are included at the International Hall.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineFinal DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20162/1/20163/1/20166/23/20167/16/2016

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.