Arizona World Soccer Program

Russia
Moscow
Arizona World Soccer Program
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
SummerFebruary 25early Juneearly JulyBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

This College of Humanities program gives you the opportunity to study in locations hosting some of the world’s biggest soccer tournaments each summer with the guidance and support of the University of Arizona. During this five week program (four weeks in the host country), you will get six Gen Ed credits studying the history and significance of soccer around the world, intercultural competence, and the complex and fascinating culture of the host country. This program will change locations each year based on which country is hosting a major professional soccer tournament that summer. For summer 2018, the program is in Moscow, Russia, and overlaps with the first three weeks of the Men's World Cup.

Academics

Summer 2018 - Men's World Cup - Moscow, Russia

2018 Dates: June 10 - July 7 (do not purchase airfare until you have received instructions from UA Study Abroad)

You are able to choose two of the following courses (all taught in English).

  • HUMS 376 Global Soccer (3 credits) – Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • PAH 372 Intercultural Competence: Culture, Identity, Adaptation, and Intercultural Relations (3 credits) - Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • RSSS 310 Red Stars, Cosmonauts, and Robots: Soviet and East European Science Fiction (3 credits) – Tier 2 Humanities

Faculty Contact: Ben Jens (bcjens@email.arizona.edu)

Dr. Jens has extensive experience teaching Russian language courses from the introductory through the advanced level, as well as courses on Russian literature and culture on such diverse topics as science fiction, Eastern Orthodoxy, cinema and others. In addition to his own wonderful study abroad experiences in Russia, Serbia, and Croatia and independent travels across Eastern Europe, Jens has served as on-site director of the STARTALK-backed UW-Madison Pushkin Summer Institute and worked on the NSLI-Y funded Pushkin Summer Institute-Abroad initiative in Latvia.

 

Summer 2019 - Women's World Cup - Paris, France

Specific dates to be determined, will significantly overlap the dates of the Women's World Cup

You are able to choose two of the following courses (all taught in English) - tentative.

  • HUMS/AFAS 376 Global Soccer (3 credits) - Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • PAH 372 Intercultural Competence: Culture, Identity, Adaptation, and Intercultural Relations (3 credits) - Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • FREN/ENGL 375 Franco-American Relations (3 credits) – Tier 2 Humanities

Faculty – Dr. Praise Zenenga

 

Summer 2020 - Men's European Championship – Munich, Germany

Specific dates to be determined, will significantly overlap the dates of the Men's European Soccer Championship

You are able to choose two of the following courses (all taught in English) - tentative.

  • HUMS/AFAS 376 Global Soccer (3 credits) - Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • PAH 372 Intercultural Competence: Culture, Identity, Adaptation, and Intercultural Relations (3 credits) - Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • GER 371 Contemporary German Culture (3 credits) – Tier 2 Humanities

Faculty – TBA

Location

Summer 2018 - Moscow, Russia - Men's World Cup
You might think you know about Russia, but you don’t. You probably never dreamed of going to Moscow, but you have no idea what you are missing. This is your opportunity to learn about what Russia really is: a thriving, massive, soccer crazy capital that is full of culture and life. While Moscow can seem a bit daunting to visit (especially during the World Cup), UA Study Abroad is offering this conveniently packaged program so that you don't have to worry about planning every detail, and instead you can focus on learning about Russian culture and the significance of soccer, all while earning college credit.

Summer 2019 - Paris, France - Women's World Cup

Summer 2020 - Munich, Germany - Men's European Championship

Housing and Meal Plan

For summer 2018, housing and a meal plan are included in the program cost for an incredibly reasonable rate.  All students will stay in dorms at Moscow University for the Humanities. Breakfast and lunch are included at the cafeteria during weekdays, and all dormitories include a kitchen.

The housing and meal plan options for subsequent years are yet to be determined.

Excursions

The list of cultural excursions below are included in the program for all participants.  Beyond what is listed below, some of the courses will include course specific excursions. 

  • Moscow city walking tour or boat tour
  • Kremlin tour
  • Tretiyakov Gallery
  • Moscow Circus
  • Kremlin Ballet
  • Kuskovo classical music performance

Links of Interest

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