Culture, Sports, and Play (a new, 2000-level, special topics anthropology class)
Ethnography of Sports and Play (a new, 3000-level special topics anthropology class)
Prerequisites for 2000-level: EN 1011/1015 or WRT1011 (English Composition & Rhetoric), FY1011 or EDU1011 (Perspectives in Learning), another 1000-level EDU, SOC, ANT, PSY or POL class (or permission of instructor)
Prerequisites for 3000-level: 3 courses at the 2000 level, 1 of them in the Social Science discipline, with grades of C or higher (or permission of instructor)
+/- July 28–August 18, 2018
Check out the 2016 Australia blog! (This program hosted the Intercultural Communications class in 2015/2016)
Pair this program with New Zealand for 6 credits in 6 weeks.
Program Director: Meg Spicer
Academic Director: Peg Alden
Primary goal: to explore the intersections of sports and culture within the diverse and evolving social setting of Australia.
- Explore Australia’s diverse rural, urban, and coastal landscapes around the city of Brisbane in Queensland.
- Study how Australian sports are shaped by both modern and traditional cultures.
- Create awareness of American values and practices.
- Explore the “sports” traditions and cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities.
- Experience Australia’s unique wildlife (i.e., koalas, kangaroos, dolphins).
- 3000-level students will participate in an ethnographic, field-based research project focusing on an element of sports/play in Australia.
- Flights to and from Australia are l-o-n-g (almost 24 hours from New York). Your program will start while you are still experiencing jet lag.
Country Handbook: stay tuned
Travel Information: stay tuned
Cost for the trip is $6,500* and includes:
- 3-credit course
- Group flights
- In-country transportation
- Field trips and housing
- All breakfasts, and some dinners & lunches
Price does not include individual spending money.
Limited financial aid is available; contact Michael Mertes, Director of Financial Aid.
*Discounts for students who enroll in multiple summer study abroad programs. Pair this program with studying in New Zealand for a 6-week/6-credit, Pacific Rim experience.