This program is designed for Kinesiology students with an interest in physical activity, fitness and sport. Cardiff Metropolitan University and Brunel University faculty will teach course content from the Centre for Youth Sport and Athletic Welfare in the School of Sport and Education.
This two-week summer abroad experience in Wales and England will focus on the United Kingdom approach to physical activity, physical fitness, and sport, gaining knowledge from past and current norms and traditions. Students will hear lectures from experts in physical activity, fitness, sports, and the Olympic games and visit the 2012 Olympic sites in London. Additional excursions will be planned to other universities, sport facilities, commercial and community fitness facilities, “football” stadiums, sport facilities, historical sites, rugby clubs/matches, and local school systems.
All students will take Kinesiology 499: Kinesiology, Youth Sport and Athletic Welfare for 3 credits.
Students may not take sport or physical activity courses (e.g. sailing, bowling, yoga, etc.) abroad.
Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program leader:
- Kines 141 or Kines 100
- Kines 180 or Kines 101
Students will be housed in dorms at both Cardiff Metropolitan University campus and Brunel University campus.
At Brunel University campus, students will stay in shared dorms/suite resident halls with complete access to library, lab, computer, and internet facilities at Brunel University.
Some meals are included in the program fee.
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Summer Budget Sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on class standing.
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative.
To learn more about this program, contact the faculty leader, Alison Weimer or your Kinesiology adviser. To learn more about the specifics of the program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for the program.
For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the Student Spotlights of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must complete the following materials in your application:
- Education Abroad Questionnaire
- One academic recommendation
- Signature Documents
Application deadline: February 1, 2019
Studying Abroad with a Disability
Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
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