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  • Locations: Donegal, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: May Term, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
May Term 2019 11/15/2018 09/01/2019 05/20/2019 06/09/2019
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Target Language: English GPA Requirement: 2.5
Internship available: No Sponsorship by Rider: Rider Sponsored Program
Program Description:

Ireland: The Business of Sports
May 20th - June 9th, 2019

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  Program Description   Faculty Leaders
 Learn about the business of sports while visiting Ireland. This program is designed to enhance student's  understanding of how culture, history, and politics influence the business of sports in Ireland. In addition to  the focus on the business of sports, students will tour the city of Dublin and see the Irish countryside. In  particular, students will learn about popular Irish and European sports, such as Gaelic football, hurling,        rugby, and soccer, watch a rugby match and learn how professional sports teams are managed.  Students will  also study the business of horse racing and breeding racehorses, and attend a day at the races. And of course,  students will discover the different models of golf club ownership and play nine holes on one of the most  famous links courses in western Ireland.

 CBA 315 Global Business Study Tour is a three-credit spring 2019, undergraduate global business elective      course. This course can count as a business elective, business of sports minor elective, international business   elective, or free elective.  
 Students will be registered for the CBA 315 after they are accepted to the program.
*Note: A maximum of 15 students will be accepted to this program.
Dr. Larry Newman
343 Sweigart Hall

Dr. Marge O'Reilly-Allen
350 Sweigart Hall
Deposit Forms:
$100 App Fee:   Short-Term App Fee Form.xlsx
$500 Deposit Fee: Ireland2019 Program Deposit Form.xlsx
2nd Deposit $2,200 February 1st, 2019
3rd Deposit $2,200  March 25th, 2019
  Itinerary/Syllabus   Program Costs
 The program will consist of visits to sporting events, sports businesses, and cultural sites in Ireland. The    pre-departure classes will consist of reading assignments while upon the students' return for the fall term  they will deliver class presentations and papers. The travel component of the course requires you to keep a  journal and submit a paper based on the site visits.  For more information, the itinerary will be posted soon.    The total cost for the Ireland Program is $4,900. The program includes international air, all transportation in  Ireland, hotels, an estimate for meals, supplemental medical and evacuation insurance, gratuities, and admission for sports events.