Study Sports Abroad

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Whether you’re looking at coaching, management, finance, psychology or nutrition, studying abroad as a sports study major will greatly enhance your education. Though the majority of study abroad students are not sports study majors, it is definitely no exception. You will learn a new way of thinking, coaching, managing and playing, and gain experience invaluable to you in the future. Lastly, national pride for a sport is generally extremely passionate, meaning, you gain new competitive friendships (and a few rivalries along the way) that will undoubtedly last a very long time.

The sports study major has a huge list of different options on its own. Many go into nutrition for athletes, journalism, broadcasting, coaching and management. It is studied through the lens of history, psychology and sociology. Some of the more coveted jobs in sports include General Manager of a professional team and Head Coach.

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Check out these awesome suggestions to jumpstart your research for studying sports abroad.

ISA's Summer Sports Program: Learn more about recreational and professional sports, physical activity and health. This multi-location is extremely ideal for students. As it is in Australia, English is the language spoken, so there is no worry of learning a new language.

Santo Domingo: CIEE offers a program for baseball lovers in the Dominican Republic. Famous player such as Albert Pujols hailed from the Dominican Republic, so Santo Domingo is the perfect place to study in. There is a Spanish portion of the program, but the other two classes are in English. In essence, you learn all things baseball: MLB impact on the Dominican Republic, Dominican baseball, the relationship between MLB and developing countries and much more. Certainly, a fantastic program!

Australia, Mexico, Brazil and England are the more popular places to study sports abroad in. Mexico with its Estadio Azteca, Brazil with its famous football team, Australia with its Tennis tournament, and England with Wimbledon Stadium, create strong appeal for students to study sports abroad in.

If these aren't quite your cup of tea, look to the directly to the right on your screen, and you'll find a long list of sports study programs.

Scholarships for Studying Sports
  • College Scholarships USA provides soccer players with scholarships with the goal of becoming professionals, but also if one of your main goals is to play abroad on a university team.
  • If you're looking to study in Spain, UCAM, Universidad Catolica San Antonio in Spain provides great scholarships for those pursuing sports and want to learn a bit of Spanish along the way.
  • More Study Abroad Grants and Scholarships
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ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Discover the background of recreational and professional sports throughout Australia on ISA's exciting Australian Sporting In...


The Education Abroad Network
Love sports? So do the Aussies. Dive into Australia’s popular sports culture and industry while learning about sport and exer...


American College of Thessaloniki
Learn to sail on the Aegean operating offshore sailing boats with the American College of Thessaloniki Sailing Academy. Stude...


AIFS Study Abroad
Spend 3 weeks of your summer in the modern and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, Spain. Earn 3 credits through courses at the U...


The University of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia, a Group of 8 university ("Australia's Ivy League") and the oldest in Western Australia,...

South Africa

Stellenbosch Rugby Academy
Come and experience the SA rugby culture where rugby is everything, and everything is rugby; train in Stellenbosch, the corne...

New Zealand

Lincoln University
International students can study at Lincoln University and transfer your credit back to your degree at home. Lincoln Universi...


Edge Hill University
The Study Abroad Programme at Edge Hill is a short programme for students who wish to study for one or two semesters. Our tea...

New Zealand

The Education Abroad Network
TEAN's partnership with the University of Otago provides an opportunity to attend a top ranked school while living in New Zea...


Academic Explorers
Challenge your body and mind with martial arts and Mandarin Chinese language study! For over one thousand years, Chinese mart...


ISA (International Studies Abroad)
How does spending a semester or year at University of Stirling in Scotland sound? If that sounds amazing then you've found th...


University of Canberra
The Study Abroad program at the University of Canberra (UC) allows you to study in Australia and receive credit for one to tw...

United Kingdom

Northumbria International Summer School
How do you fancy spending 3 weeks of your summer (July 10-28) in Newcastle whilst earning academic credits for your degree? C...

New Zealand

University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury was established in 1873 and is New Zealand’s second oldest university. Their globally recognized...


Travellers Worldwide
Join Travellers Worldwide in one of our Sports projects in Accra, Ghana! We work with various schools in the area, and you wi...