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  • Locations: Limoges, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: Junior, Pre-Junior, Senior, Sophomore Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Ahaji Schreffler
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

Fall Break in France:
European Sport Management

Eiffel Tower PicturePhoto by Daniel Forsyth

Program Overview

As the sport, leisure, and recreation industries continue to expand globally, it is imperative that future sport managers to understand the fundamental differences and opportunities within the European sport management sectors. This program will provide students with the baseline knowledge necessary for a career in European sport management. Students will learn about contemporary issues in European sport management, matters related to governance, and management essentials of European/international sport. The course culminates in an Intensive Course Abroad hosted by the Centre for Law and Economics of Sport (CDES) at the University of Limoges, in France. In France, students will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of concepts learned throughout the course using a comparative approach delivered by CDES faculty. The class will include pre and post-travel elements, and will combine on-site coursework with cultural events and international experiences. Students will travel to Paris to meet with French sport management officials and local experts as part of supplementing and supporting concepts learned throughout the course.
By participating in this program, students will:CDES Limoges Logo

  • Understand the diverse range of topics related to European sport management,
  • Discuss contemporary issues related to European sport management,
  • Analyze strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats related to European sport management,
  • Explore professional opportunities related to European sport management,
  • Experience cultural and historical aspects of France and analyze its relevance to the course, and
  • Reflect on their experiences with the class.


Credit/Registration: Students will be registered for SMT T280 European Sport Management 4 credits as part of their summer term course load. Students must leave room for the credits in their summer credit load when registering for summer term or will be billed for credits exceeding the 20 credit maximum.

Summer Term Class: This course is taught in an online hybrid format with 4 in person classes and weekly modules on BBLearn. Participation and attendance is required. The course culminates with the study abroad program in France at the end of summer term.  

Instructor: Jeffrey Levine, Assistant Clinical Professor of Sport Management, LeBow College of Business

Program Calendar

Summer Term: Hybrid online course with 4 in person class sessions

France Arrival Date: September 8, 2019Limoges City Hall
France Departure Date: September 15, 2019
Students are responsible for independent travel before or after program dates.

Tentative Itinerary Overview

Day 1
: Arrival in Paris; Train to Limoges; Group Orientation

Day 2: Welcome with CDES faculty and graduate students; Drexel student presentations; CDES student presentations; Group Welcome Dinner

Day 3: CDES Faculty lectures on sport law and economics; Group debrief over lunch; Visit to Porcelain Museum

Photo: Limoges City Hall

Day 4: CDES Faculty lectures on sport governance and labor markets; Attend sporting event

Day 5: CDES Faculty lectures on sport sociological factors; Group debrief over lunch; Visit World War II Resistance Museum

Day 6: Train to Paris; Guest expert lectures on sport management and marketing; Attend sporting event

Day 7: Cultural and sport activities in Paris; Group debrief and Farewell Dinner

Day 8: Hotel check out; Breakfast; Departure for US

Program Fee $1,695

Due May 1, 2019: $500 Advance PaymentLimoges CDES Headquarters
Due July 1, 2019: $1,195 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.

Included in Program Fee:

  • Accommodations in Limoges and Paris
  • Round trip train from Paris to Limoges
  • Airport train transit in Paris
  • Local transport in Limoges and Paris
  • Entry fees for all sport and cultural activities
  • Most meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • On Call Emergency Assistance insurance
Photo: CDES Headquarters

Not Included in Program Fee (Estimated):

  • Round trip airfare to Paris $1200
  • Passport $145
  • Some meals $50
  • Course materials $100
  • Spending money $150
  • US airport transfers $50

More Information

  • US Citizens are not required to have a visa. Other nationalities should check the French Consulate website for visa requirements:
  • A flight itinerary will be provided. Students are responsible for booking their own airfare.

Course Grading Scale

Score Range
A+ 4.00 98+
A 4.00 93-97
A- 3.67 90-92
B+ 3.33 88-89
B 3.00 83-87
B- 2.67 80-82
C+ 2.33 78-79
C 2.00 73-77
C- 1.67 70-71
D+ 1.33 68-69
D 1.00 60-67
F 0.00 <60

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 05/01/2019
05/15/2019 09/08/2019 09/15/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.