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Visit Olympic venues in London, the only city to host the Games three separate times, and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of English Premier League matches as we discuss the globalization of sports.

Jan. 7-17, 2021

On this Study Abroad adventure, we will discuss the globalization of sports by visiting Olympic sites and some English Premier League (EPL) stadiums—plus take in a couple of matches!

We will begin our trip by visiting Olympic venues in London, the only city to host the Summer Games three separate times: 1908, 1948 and 2012. We’ll visit some EPL stadiums and attend at least one match of an EPL team as we experience the birthplace of the modern global sport of Association Football (soccer). 

Site visits include:

  • Various Olympic sites
  • At least one London area football match
  • Liverpool/Manchester/Leicester stadiums
  • Possible side trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath
  • Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station

Students will be required to enroll in GIST 101 (1 credit hour).

2020 Deadlines:

March 5 – Application deadline
March 27 – First payment due $500
April 17 – Second payment due $500
May 8 – Third payment due $500
Sept. 3 – Final payment due $1,500

United Kingdom: Globalization of Sports application (PDF)


$3,000 per person, double occupancy

Cost includes:

  • Airfare
  • Hotels
  • Some meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Two EPL matches
  • Site admissions

Not included in cost:

  • Some meals
  • Personal spending
  • Passport fee if you do not already have one
  • Tuition for GIST 101 (1 credit hour)

Degree-seeking student? Apply for a Study Abroad scholarship up to $500.

Contact International Education:

Email International Education


Steven Giambrone
Professor, Biology
Steven Giambrone's email

John Patrick Harty
Associate Professor, Geosciences
Dr. Harty's email


Meet at JCCC campus and travel together to Kansas City International Airport.

Board flight from KCI to London Heathrow Airport.

  • Arrive at London Heathrow Airport
  • Check in to London hotel
  • Visit London Eye
  • Dinner in Victoria area
  • Football stadium tour
  • Possible London area football match
  • Football stadium tour
  • Dinner in Leicester Square

Tour Greenwich and Olympic sites.

Optional bus tour of Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath.

  • Visit Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station
  • Travel by train to Leicester City
  • Check in to hotel
  • Stadium tour
  • Possible Midlands football match
  • Travel by train to Liverpool
  • Discuss the global influence of British culture
  • Visit Beatles sites
  • Check in to Manchester hotel
  • Football stadium tour
  • Possible Northern England football match
  • Travel by train to London
  • Check in to London hotel
  • Free afternoon
  • Dinner and debrief
  • Travel from London Heathrow Airport to Kansas City International Airport
  • Compulsory transport to JCCC