E3 Brazil is a UA International study abroad program that gives students the option to take from *3 to *12 UA credits in the form of academic coursework (e.g. PERLS 497), language courses, and an internship placement.
PERLS 497 - Special Topics: The Culture of Recreation, Sport and Tourism in Brazil
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.
May 2 to 20, 2016
Instructor: Prof Tom Hinch is an internationally recognized researcher in sport tourism. He has been a strong advocate for study abroad programs ever since participating in a study tour of Russia as an undergraduate student. His travels have continued throughout his U of A career with Wakayama University in Japan soon to be added to his list. He will be working with Wakayama’s sport tourism research unit as they gear up for 2020 Summer Olympics. In the meantime, he will be following the 2016 Rio Olympics to see what they reveal about Brazil.
Approximate Costs for PERLS 497 as a stand-alone course for 2016
|Tuition (3* UAlberta Credits)
|Airfare (various $1,000 to 2,000)
|Other (food, visa, insurance etc.)
|Education Abroad Individual Awards
|FPER Faculty PERLS 497 Travel Award
|Total with Potential Awards
December 20, 2015 – PER Student PERLS 497 Travel Award
January 18, 2016 – Course Registration
January 18, 2016 – Education Abroad Individual Award