Study Abroad

Spring and Summer Programs

Play Around the World (PAW)

is a service learning course offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. The program selects and prepares U of A students for a three month placement in either South America (Peru), Asia (Cambodia or Thailand) or Canada (Fort Providence, Northwest Territories). 


The Culture of Recreation, Sport and Tourism in Brazil - *3 UAlberta credits for PERLS 497

May 2 to 22, 2016

Recreation, sport and tourism provide a window into culture and identity. Underlying values and beliefs are embedded in the practice of these leisure activities.  Such practices help to transform space into meaningful places both for residents and for visitors. This course will critically examine these practices in Brazil. The on-site delivery of the course will draw on local community resources to facilitate an “authentic” experience of and insight into Brazilian culture as manifest in recreation, sport and tourism.