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Sport Management Students Travel to London for International Study Program

March 19, 2014

On Wednesday, March 19, ten students from the Department of Sport Management will travel to London, England to take part in the Drexel Sport Management in London international study program.  The students will spend ten days immersed in the history, culture, and business of British sport.  While in London, the students will attend seminars and presentations as well as live sporting events. During the trip, students will be blogging and posting photos of their experiences. The trip is being led by Dr. Amy Giddings, assistant professor of Sport Management.

The trip will feature visits to some of the most fabled venues in all of sport - Wimbledon, Wembley Stadium, Lord’s Cricket Arena, White Hart Lane and the 2012 Olympic site.

While in London, the group will attend an English Premier League (EPL) game between Tottenham Hotspurs and Southampton, a rugby match featuring Saracens and Harlequins and a professional basketball game between the London Lions and Cheshire Phoenix.

Some of the featured seminars and presentations will be from the Foundation for International Education to learn about the history and culture of British sport, EPL teams Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC to discuss the business side of football, and a presentation from Octagon Sports Agency on the impact of the global marketing of sport.

Students will also have the opportunity to partake in traditional sightseeing to locations such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Hyde Park, Notting Hill and the Tower of London.

Follow the students in real-time through their blog, Drexel Sport Management in London