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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: DPU applicants only
  • Click for Tuition + Program Fee: Spring Break
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Recommended GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Liberal Studies Domain: EL, Global Business Perspective
Study Abroad Contact: Julianne Angeli How COVID-19 could impact this program or your study abroad plans: Please see the Study Abroad COVID-19 page for more information.
Program Description:

“The education of sport is a study of the world”
-- Phil Clement, former Global CMO, Aon

London is not just a center for international business, it is also a center for international sports. It is the place the English Premier League (soccer), Wimbledon (tennis), Lords Cricket Grounds and Twickenham Stadium (rugby) all call home, the site of the 2012 Olympic Games, and where the NBA, NFL and MLB have now established their global presence with offices. All of this makes London the ideal location to experience and learn about the global business of sports.

In this 10-day study abroad course, students will experience the international nature of sports marketing and business. Enroll and you will meet leaders and executives at London-based sports organizations, agencies and sports-focused companies, visit historic venues like Wimbledon and Wembley Stadium, and even attend an English Premier League game.

“These 10 days over the pond will go down as one of the most formative and yet fun-filled experiences of my life. We visited 14 sports organizations in 12 locations and heard from 30 different speakers. We also got to experience football and rugby matches at Wembley Stadium, Olympic Stadium and Craven Cottage. After this, I can confidently say my phone is ringing and it is ‘London Calling’!”
-- Student from the 2019 program

This program is an excellent way to build knowledge and gain experience around how the business of sports operates globally. A prior background in sports business is helpful but not at all required. Click on the link below to read a student’s reflection from the 2019 program. Join Andy Clark, Director of Sports Management Programs on this exciting study abroad opportunity.

Epic Stories from London's Business of Sports


Andrew Clark is the director of the Sports Management Program within the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship. He teaches sports management, marketing and events at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and directs sports business-related programs at the business college's Department of Marketing and the School of Hospitality Leadership.
Course ICS 350 (Undergraduate)/ IB 750 (Graduate), International Business Seminar
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Winter 2021
Liberal Studies Domains: Global Business Perspective &Experiential Learning (EL)
Taught by Andrew Clark
Course description This foreign study course is meant to introduce the student to the world of international life and business as it is today. The course provides students the opportunity to visit and study foreign commercial enterprises on-site. Additional emphasis is placed on understanding overseas cultures, self-reference criteria, and the fact that people around the world can maintain/develop hopes and dreams within their own lifestyle even though it may differ from others'.

Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.

Students stay in hotels in double occupancy rooms.

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.


DePaul Study Abroad is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and this program is currently moving forward. If the program is canceled prior to departure, students will be refunded 100% of the program fee and withdrawn from any associated classes with no penalty or tuition charges. Study Abroad has also modified the standard Withdrawal Policy, and any students who commit to this program and decide to withdraw 90+ days prior to the program start date will not be charged any withdrawal fees. For more information, go to the DePaul Study Abroad COVID-19 Updates page.

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require travelers to obtain visas. In that case, contact the local consulates or embassies of the countries you will be visiting for up-to-date instructions on how to apply for them. As of this publication, students on the London program who are US citizens DO NOT need a visa. Please note, however, that visa requirements can change. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes to the visa requirements as they become available.

Here are some helpful tips from former students who have participated in this program:
  • Do research on the professionals you'll encounter beforehand so that you know who you are going to meet and may want to establish a professional connection with.
  • Take advantage of the connections you'll make, whether it's with peers or professionals!
  • Pack clothing for a range of weather conditions.
  • Take time to prepare yourself with the pre-trip information and research the area in which you'll be staying.
  • Know that you don't have to attend every off-time event with the group, take some time to reflect on the experience in the here-and-now!
  • Travel in groups (Preferably 4+ people.)
  • Set limits for yourself -- budgeting is key!

If you have any questions about the student experience on this program, feel free to contact any of the following DePaul students who have participated:  

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2021 11/01/2020 12/01/2020 TBA TBA