European model of sport

The CSL values emphasize a global view of sport. To help our graduates understand how the larger society outside of the U.S. is involved in the business of sport, we offer an annual European Model of Sport class.

In this course, students travel overseas to various European cities for 12 days of study abroad. The course is not only a tremendous culminating experience for CSL students, but a trip that broadens their perspective outside the U.S. sport industry. You can read about individual student experiences and reactions on our blog.

About the trip

Students meet Europe's top sport professionals to discuss topics that include:

  • Club structure
  • Players' rights
  • Marketing
  • Event management
  • Corporate sponsorship

Students tour various European athletic facilities and arenas and attend major sporting events such as soccer games, team handball and rugby matches. Destination cities vary each year. 

Past trip activities included:

  • Touring the Netherlands’ Amsterdam Arena, the first multiuse stadium to be built in Europe, and speaking with the arena’s director.
  • Exploring the Olympic bidding process in Berlin, Germany.
  • Visiting FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Meeting with UEFA Euro 2016 coordinating officials in Paris, France.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club, home of Wimbledon tennis tournament. [View Image]
The All England Lawn Tennis Club, home of Wimbledon tennis tournament. [View Image]
The All England Lawn Tennis Club, home of Wimbledon tennis tournament.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club, home of Wimbledon tennis tournament.

FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. [View Image]
FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. [View Image]
FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

A mock media session in Liverpool F.C.’s Anfield stadium. [View Image]
A mock media session in Liverpool F.C.’s Anfield stadium. [View Image]
A mock media session in Liverpool F.C.’s Anfield stadium.

A mock media session in Liverpool F.C.’s Anfield stadium.

International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. [View Image]
International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. [View Image]
International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The locker room at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. [View Image]
The locker room at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland. [View Image]
The locker room at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland.

The locker room at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland.

Learning the sport of hurling at Ireland’s National Sport Campus. [View Image]
Learning the sport of hurling at Ireland’s National Sport Campus. [View Image]
Posing with statues at the Olympic stadium in Berlin.

Posing with statues at the Olympic stadium in Berlin.

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