Program Overview

Core to understanding the sports business industry is a deep understanding of the global impact of sports across a range of critical topics – issues on community development, sustainability, cultural impact, economic impact, geopolitical factors, social issues, and peace. This program provides experiential opportunities that focus on the management and cross-cultural context of sport and the issues / challenges that surface when sport is examined through an international lens.
This two week program will engage you with industry leaders and world class sites that embody sport in London and how it is a vehicle for societal good. You’ll have the opportunity to study the intersections of sport and community impact through site visits, case studies, and excursions throughout London.  Spend one week at the facilities of Chelsea Football Club, one of the leading teams of the Premier League. Go behind the scenes to see industry leading practices in action with guest speakers from a variety of organizations who will show you how football affects society, both on and off the pitch. Week two will be full of excursions where London will be your classroom. Tour repurposed venues, attend sporting events, and visit organizations who put a priority on sustainability, community engagement, and cultural exchange.

Academic Details

This program consists of two courses, Global Sports Business and Society (4 credits) and Global Impact of Sport (2 credits), and is open to students from all majors The program combines traditional academic teaching modules, corporate site visits and spectator sport/sport culture experiences. The program will expose you to how sports and sustainability organizations operate around the world, in addition to highlighting the business strategies and priorities for US-based sports businesses operating in international markets. There will be at least one pre-departure lecture on campus during Spring term and advance reading assignments. In-country assignments include reflections and some group work. Final essays are completed upon return.

Faculty and Staff

Joshua Gordon will lead this program. He is the Undergraduate Program Manager of UO's Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, an instructor of Sports Business, and an advisor to the Warsaw Sports Business Club.

Housing Description

Accommodations include shared residence in hostels or other group housing accommodations. Daily breakfasts will be provided. The accommodation will be located in central London, close to the GEO Centre, the London Tube, restaurants, and markets.

Application process

Please note this program application is not based on rolling admission. Students will be notified of their application decision.

Dates and Deadlines

Please note this program application is not based on rolling admission. Students will be notified of their application decision.
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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.