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Cross-Cultural Comparison of Sport in England and Spain

This course introduces students to the sociological study of sport across two main cultures in analyzing player development in both the U.S. and parts of Europe (England and Spain). This course focuses on sports as social and cultural phenomena. We use sociological concepts and critical thinking to investigate such issues as:

  1. What are the similarities and differences between futbol player development in the U.S. and parts of Europe?
  2. How can we use sociological data collection and analysis techniques to answer the above question?
  3. Which sociological theories can we use to analyze the differences between futbol player development in the two cultures?

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  • Undergraduate Pre-requisite:SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
  • Undergraduate students must have 24 UNC credit hours completed by the time of departure with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and a clean disciplinary record at UNC.
  • Graduate Pre-requisite: graduate level status.


Applications should be delivered to the Center for International Education in UC 2205 before the application deadline (March 10th, 2017). Programs may fill before the posted application deadline, so turn your application in as soon as you are ready to commit.

Completed Application

Cross Cultural Comparisons of Sport in England & Spain FLSA Application which includes:

  • Extended Campus Registration Form
  • CIE Study Abroad Application
  • Disciplinary Verification Form
  • Medical Report, Authorization, and Release

create The Disciplinary Verification Form requires a signature from the Dean of Students Office that can be obtained in the University Center, room 3030


A nonrefundable $400 deposit (via credit card or a check written out to the University of Northern Colorado) is due at the time of application. This will be applied against your UNC tuition and fees as explained above in the Costs section. Your deposit will only be returned if you are not accepted for the course or if the course is cancelled.


Costs for the program are estimated and may change based on fluctuations in: currency exchange rates, prices on the ground, number of students who enroll, airline prices, and other international economic factors. You will have a chance to withdraw and receive a refund on your deposit if the UNC Billed Costs are revised upward or the program is canceled by the university. Other costs not billed by UNC depend greatly on market prices, personal spending habits, and available funds. Cost estimates listed here are meant to help you plan and prepare for the program as well as calculate eligibility for financial aid.

Deposits are non-refundable and signify your commitment to participate in the program. Once you commit to participate, UNC may begin to make logistical arrangements on your behalf that may include non-recoverable costs. UNC will attempt to recover funds expended or committed on your behalf if you decide to withdraw, but any non-recoverable costs to UNC (charged by airlines, third party vendors, tour operators, etc.) will be charged to you.

  • UNC Program Fees

    Deposit: Non-refundable unless your app is denied or course is cancelled


    Paid to UNC, due with application

    UNC Billed Costs: Includes 3 credit hours of tuition, administrative fees, insurance, airfare, excursions, some meals, lodging, and transportation in country


    Paid to UNC, due with summer semester tuition

    Total UNC Program Tuition and Fees


    Including deposit and billed amounts above

    error  Billed Costs will be charged to your UNC student account according to the regular UNC billing cycle. Please be aware that the total billable amount due must be paid upon receipt of invoice.

  • Other Costs (Not billled by UNC)

     Some Meals


    Will vary per individual


    If student doesn't have passport

     Total Per Student