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Sport Leadership in Nordic Culture

Term To Study: Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 01, 2018
Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,900
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Program Locations:

Iceland Reykjavik
Sweden Malmo, Stockholm
Contact Phone: 757-594-7557
Contact Name: Dr. Lynn Shollen
Contact Email:
What is Included: Airfare, accommodations, some meals, international health insurance, and group activities
What is not Included: Tuition (3 credits), most meals, travel insurance, and personal expenses
Estimated Costs: 3 credits of CNU tuition
(in addition to the program fee)
In-State: $1,284
Out of State: $2,841
Program Description

Priority Application Deadline is Sept 20 at 4pm. Students who have applied by this time will be reviewed before those who apply after the priority deadline.

LDSP 395 Sport Leadership in Nordic Culture (No Prerequisite)

This course explores sport as a global cultural institution, considering the effect of cultural context on different levels and types of leadership within various levels and types of sport. While sport is ‘universal’ and has been tagged as the one thing that unites the world, its meaning and role as a cultural institution varies globally. In the United States we have a unique way of organizing sport that is radically different from the rest of the world; the structure and culture of American sport result in assumptions about sport leadership. In this course, students will examine those assumptions through learning about and experiencing how sport’s history, significance, function, and leadership operate in Nordic cultures. Students will consider their own and others’ ways of leading in sport through the lens of different cultural systems, which will help them clarify the relationships among culture, values, sport, and leadership, and help them understand more fully leadership in sport and leadership in general.

A brief meeting with the faculty leader may be required if clarification is needed after receiving complete application materials.

Quick Facts

Population: 313183
Capital: Reykjavik
Per-capita GDP: $ 38500
Size: 103000 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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