Our odyssey begins in London, where you’ll examine the impact of the 2012 Summer Games. From there you’ll visit Paris, the birthplace of the modern Olympic movement, and Lausanne, the present-day “Olympic Capital” that has been home to the International Olympic Committee since 1945. You’ll end in the ancient city of Athens, host of the first modern Olympics and the 2004 Summer Games. Along the way you’ll meet with Olympic development committees to understand international sports from a strategic sport management perspective.
The SU Beijing program is located at top-ranked Tsinghua University, and offers students at all language levels (including those with no prior Chinese language knowledge) an opportunity to study the complexity of contemporary China. The program offers coursework options across disciplines - including history, political science and international relations, public communications, and economics.
Italy is widely known as having some of the most progressive legal policies supporting inclusive practice including an over 30-year tradition of educating students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Inclusion in Italy is based on the principle that the integration of people with disabilities is a positive force in the classroom, because it offers all students opportunities to develop new understandings and knowledge. Disability, therefore, is considered a point of strength, rather than a problem. Italy also boasts a public education and basic literacy level of nearly 97%, which is quite remarkable, although international comparisons of test scores place Italy much closer to the U.S. in other areas. Today, Italy is experiencing a new wave of immigration as well as the effects of a widespread downturn in the economy. Disability studies, as a field of inquiry, is beginning to emerge in Italy. Thus, the implementation and meanings of integration (or inclusion) take on new meanings in the midst of these changes, making this a very significant time to be studying and observing inclusion and literacy instruction in Italy.