UMD: A Globally Connected University
UMD-Winter: New Zealand: Sport, Commerce, and Culture in the Global Marketplace (KNES)
This program will provide you with first hand experience in, and a thorough understanding of, the rapidly expanding global sport marketplace. For the 3-credit course, students will travel to four cities (Auckland, Dunedin, Queenstown, and Wellington) from December 30, 2017- January 21, 2018 to examine the policy, management, and marketing of sport in New Zealand culture and society. While in New Zealand, students are fully immersed in the global and local complexities, cultures, and social relations of the New Zealand sport industry. The program will include: formal lectures delivered by the primary trip leaders as well as prominent guest scholars from New Zealand universities in the field of global sport culture, management, marketing, and media; meetings with sport managers and executives from governing bodies, corporate sponsors, sport media corporations, major venues, and professional teams who outline the workings of the New Zealand sport industry; field visits to locally and nationally prominent New Zealand sport spaces, venues, and facilities; and opportunities to participate in New Zealand physical cultural practice and experiences.
You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.
UMD and non-UMD sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.
The program is open to students of all majors and academic backgrounds. It’s intended for those students with personal and professional interests in the area(s) of: sport management, sport policy, tourism and event management, sport sociology, sport coaching, sport science, kinesiology, public health, physical activity, and/or physical education.
If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to the program director (listed in the Contacts tab) to discuss your interest in the program.
After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in the following three (3) credit UMD course:
- KNES 342: Sport, Commerce, and Culture in the Global Marketplace - New Zealand Study Abroad
KNES students who have successfully completed KNES 287 will receive upper-level options credit for the course.
The credit you earn during this program will count as resident credit.
There will be a pre-departure meeting to prepare for the processes and procedures relative to the program
You will be expected to complete reading, writing, and discussion assignments prior to departure.
You will stay in university residence halls in Auckland, Dunedin, and Wellington. In Queenstown we will stay in a backpacking hostel.
Costs are current for winter 2018.
|Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.|
|Education Abroad Fee||$500|
|This fee is charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.|
|International Health Insurance||$37|
|This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, in-country transportation, course related activities, group meals, and teaching services.|
|This fee represents the housing provided during the program.|
|TOTAL PROGRAM FEE||$3,990|
|Roundtrip Airfare (estimate)||$2,700|
|Optional Activities/incidental expenses||$400|
|Optional trip cancelation/interruption Insurance (estimate)||$180|
|TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE:||$7,760|
NOTE: If you are a non-UMD graduate student, you will need to pay a $75 application fee to the UMD graduate school to participate in this program.
Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad
PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.
Dr Andy Grainger is the faculty director and a lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland. Dr Grainger completed his Masters degree in Physical Education at the University of Otago, New Zealand before going on to complete a PhD in Kinesiology, majoring in Physical Cultural Studies, at Maryland. Following his PhD, Dr Grainger has gone on to teach courses in sport sociology, sport history, sport geography, and sport management at universities in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Prior to joining the faculty at Maryland in Fall 2017, Dr Grainger was teaching in the Sport Management Program at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Dr Grainger’s research and teaching interests encompass the critical, socio-historical analysis of sport, leisure, health, and physical culture.
Adam S. Beissel is the co-instructor and a Lecturer in the Physical Cultural Studies program in the Department of Kinesiology. His research advances the critical and theoretical study of physical culture by interrogating the cultural and political economies of sport and the active body. Adam recently completed his Ph.D. thesis: Sons of Samoa - The Corporeal Economy of Samoan Football from the University of Otago in New Zealand.
For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Faculty Director. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact EA Short-term Programs.
As a part of this program, you will engage in the following activities:
- Formal lectures delivered by the primary trip leaders as well as prominent guest scholars from New Zealand universities in the field of global sport culture, management, marketing, and media (Steve Jackson, Doug Booth, Mark Falcous, Toni Bruce, Richard Pringle, Hamish Crocket, Damien Puddle, Sarah Gee, Ashleigh Thompson, Geoff Dickson, and Lisette Burrows).
- meetings with sport managers and executives from governing bodies, corporate sponsors, sport media corporations, major venues, and professional teams who outline the workings of the New Zealand sport industry (e.g. NZ Rugby Union, New Zealand Breakers, Hurricanes Rugby Club, Wellington Cricket, Wellington Phoenix F.C., NZ Ministry of Sport, and Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising)
- field visits to locally and nationally prominent New Zealand sport spaces, venues, and facilities, (e.g., Eden Park, Westpac Stadium, the Basin Reserve, Forsyth Barr Stadium, and the North Shore Events Centre.
- Opportunities to participate in New Zealand physical cultural practice and experiences such as sailing on the Auckland Viaduct, surfing St. Clair Beach, Street luge carting in Queenstown, and a social sport competition where students will be introduced to the sports of lawn bowls, cricket, rugby, and netball).