Sports Travel Academy

At Sports Travel Academy, The World is Your Classroom!

Programs:

1. Sport Management; Sport Business; Sport & Recreation Management OR

2. Sport Medicine/Athletic Training; Sport & Exercise Science


Available:

December, January, March, May-September 


Academic Highlights:

Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA); Irish Sports Council; Irish Sport Campus; National Aquatic Center (NAC); Croke Park - Home of the Gaelic Athletic Association; Aviva Stadium - Home of Irish Rugby & Soccer; Leinster Professional Rugby Club; Gaelic Sports Club visits; Youth Soccer & Rugby Club visits; University College Dublin (UCD); Dublin City University (DCU) and more!


Tourism Highlights:

  • Visit a combination of cities: Dublin, Donegal, Galway, Limerick, Cork, and Belfast (cities visited and tourist activities are specific to each program and vary depending on the visited regions)
  • Visit to Dublin’s Croke Park for a Guided Facility Tour and visit to the Gaelic Sports Museum. Croke Park is the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and the fourth largest stadium in Europe. Since 1884 the site has been used primarily by the GAA to host Gaelic games, most notably the annual finals of the All-Ireland Gaelic Football and Hurling Championship. Click here for a short highlight video of one of our groups.
  • Guided Historical Walking Tour of Dublin: Your Guide for this two hour experience has a PhD in Irish History and will provide a colorful and informative introduction to Dublin including stops at Trinity College, Old Parliament House, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral & much more 
  • Experience Gaelic Games: Students will visit a local Gaelic Sports Club and participate in Hurling, Gaelic Football & Handball practice sessions and enjoy fun games with classmates
  • Intro to Irish Dance Program for students is arranged at a local Gaelic Sports Club where students can meet locals and enjoy a little more Irish Culture! 
  • Dublin Hop On/Hop Off Bus Tour: This Tour has been designed to give students the freedom to explore and experience the history and culture of Dublin at their leisure. With 23 stops visiting all the main Dublin attractions this is the perfect opportunity for students to explore Dublin and follow their own interests 
  • Celtic Day Tour to the Boyne Valley includes a visit to Loughcrew Passage Tombs, Mellifont Abbey, The Hill of Slane, Trim Castle and more 
  • Cliffs of Moher Day Tour which is Ireland’s #1 tourist attraction with stunning views from 720 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll also visit the The Burren, Corcomroe Abbey as well as a few other beautiful stops
  • Belfast City Day Tour includes a visit to the Republican Museum, Peace Wall and Belfast City. Afterwards, Dundrum Castle, and then a stop in Downpatrick which is the resting place of Saint Patrick - Irelands most famous Saint! Then on to the coastal village of Dundrum and visit it’s wonderful Norman castle. Students can climb to the top of the fortified walls and see amazing views
  • Giant's Causeway Day Tour visits an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption some 50-60 million years ago. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Also includes admission fee to cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge - if you dare! 
  • Entry to a professional sporting events. Potential events include Gaelic Football, Hurling, Rugby or Soccer
  • Sports Travel Academy Program Director will travel with your group supporting Faculty. Our staff assist with program logistics and provide suitable options for the group as required. Our staff's local knowledge and contacts considerably enhance the quality of the student’s experience abroad. 


Please click here to enjoy a short video of Drexel University students enjoying an evening at an Irish Dinner Dance Show!

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