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Study Abroad

Studying abroad lets you earn credit, expand your worldview, and learn about another culture. It also enhances the value of your degree and opens up unique career opportunities.


Introduction to the Cruise Line Industry

This faculty-led trip introduces you to commercial recreation, tourism, hospitality, and business while gaining hands-on information about the cruise line industry. You'll travel to Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Island over your winter break.

  • Germany/Austria

    The focus of this faculty-led trip to Germany/Austria will be a comparative analysis of German/Austrian vs. American professional and recreational sports. Emphasis will be placed upon management techniques and practices which will provide students with a global perspective of these topics.  The highlight of the program will be a capstone 5-day excursion through Bavaria and Austria, with additional field trips to other sites in various locations in Germany.

  • Italy

    This faculty-led trip to Italy examines the healthy lifestyle behaviors of Italians. You'll take a cooking class, hike Cinque Terre National Park, visit Pisa, and more.

  • New Zealand

    Focus on sports, physical activity, and recreation on this faculty-led trip to New Zealand. Visit governing organizations, tour facilities, and do ecotourism activities such as bungee jumping, hiking, and jet boating.

  • Poland

    Take a two-week cultural immersion trip to Poland. Faculty will lead you on a visit to Opole University of Technology, Krakow, Wroclaw, and other locations of historical significance in southern Poland.

  • Russia

    Led by Illinois State faculty, this summer program takes you on a trip to Vladimir State University. You'll share current trends and practices with other students and professors from the Institute of Physical Culture and Sports. Cultural excursions included.