SPTE 570: The Spanish Sport Experience 2024

Tour Dates: May 1 - 10, 2024

Faculty Leaders: Andy Gillentine, Ph.D.
Tarlan Charardovali, Ph.D.

Tour Cost: $3,500 plus tuition (separate) for SPTE 570, transportation and airfare to Madrid and from Barcelona, $150 education abroad program application fee, $30 UofSC global health insurance, and applicable fees

Learn about the business of sport in Spain. Visit teams, venues and attend games in Madrid, Bilbao, and Barcelona!

1-8th Madrid Weekender activities:

• Shuttle from the Airport to the Hotel
• 4 nights in double room at 3* Senator Castellana Hotel (Breakfast included)
• Welcome Reception
• Shuttle to Microsoft Global Sport Innovation Center
• Guided visit Microsoft Global Sport Innovation Center
• Shuttle to La Caja Magica-Tennis Center
•Ticket for the Mutua Madrid Open Tennis
• Ticket for LaLiga Football Match "Real Madrid vs. Cadiz"
• 4 Sports Business Lectures (TBC Topics)
• Lunch at Km Pizza Restaurante
• Real Madrid Stadium & Tour Bernabeu (adapted to the stadium refurbishment)
• Athletico de Madrid Stadium & Museum Tour
• Guided Tour Madrid de los Austrias
• Farewell Dinner
• Certificate of Attendance

2 - Extension Study Abroad to Bilbao:
• Shuttle to Madrid Chamartin Station
• Train Ticket to Bilbao
• Shuttle from train station to the hotel
• 2 nights in double room at 4* Hotel Hesperia Bilbao (breakfast included)
• Guided city Tour Bilbao
• Visit the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
• Visit "The Cathedral of Football", Athletico de Bilbao Stadium
• Shuttle to San Sebastian
• Guided City Tour San Sebastian
• Shuttle to International Airport Bilbao
•Accompanying Events GB Staff Member

3 - Extension Study Abroad to Barcelona:
• Flight Ticket Bilbao - Barcelona
• Shuttle from El Prat Airport to the Hotel
• 2 nights in double room at 4* Hotel Hesperia Barcelona (breakfast included)
• Olympic Museum and Olympic Park visit
• Bicycle Tour around Barcelona
• 2 Sport Business Lectures
• Barca Stadium Tour and Museum
• Farewell Closing Dinner
• Shuttle to El Prat Airport
•Accompanying Events GB Staff Member

*Please note that events listed here and on final itinerary are subject to change based on business necessity.

Program Fees Include:
• Hotel
• Breakfast daily
• In-country transportation
• Madrid Weekender Openinig and Closing Receptions 
• Some group meals (noted in final itinerary) in Madrid, Bilboa and Barcelona
• Entrance to all venues, tours, and games listed on final itinerary

Program Fees Do Not Include:
• Transportation and airfare to Madrid and from Barcelona
• Tuition for SPTE 570
• USC global health insurance (~ $30)
• Trip Interruption insurance (required)
• UofSC Education Abroad application fee (~ $150)
• Meals, site visits and excursions not listed on final itinerary
• Passports, required vaccinations, and required medical treatment/testing/documentation
• Personal expenses and shopping

Price per student is $3,500 + tuition (separate) for SPTE 570, transportation and airfare to Madrid and from Barcelona, USC global health insurance and Education Abroad fee. Program fees are non-refundable. If the program is cancelled by UofSC prior to departure, recoverable costs will be refunded.

This trip is limited to 20 participants and is expected to fill quickly; reserve your space by submitting your first payment soon.

Reserve your space by Dec. 8, 2023. Please complete your application with the Education Abroad Office prior to Feb. 1, 2024. You must register and pay for SPTE 570 no later than May 1, 2024.

Payment Deadlines:

1st Program Fee payment of $1,750 — due by Feb 1, 2024

2nd Program Fee payment of $1,750 — due by Feb 28, 2024

Program fees are not refundable.