Faculty-led study abroad courses offer a unique way to explore a new country or city
while completing your class. Experienced HRSM professors will guide you along custom-built
trips designed to bring curriculum to life on a national and global scale.
2022-23 International Trips
The university continues to monitor the ongoing pandemic. Please be aware that this
trip schedule may change.
Students will have the opportunity to explore colonial buildings, 16th century churches,
museums, and immerse themselves in the history of Peru. In addition to taking courses,
students participate in educational and service-oriented cultural excursions, including
the Inca capital of Cuzco, Andes mountains of Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca.
This course incorporates pre-trip sessions in face-to-face and hybrid format before
departing for 10 days to Mexico City. While there, students will experience lectures
by leading entertainment management and family show authorities, tours of sport and
entertainment venues, and attendance at family shows and performing arts productions,
such as a professional opera and/or Lucha Libre (freestyle wrestling). The course
is designed to enhance and develop a better understanding of practices in Mexico and
the Latin American market, while also exposing students to history and culture.
Students will examine the economics, player development, community involvement, organizational
management, domestic and international marketing, history, and health and wellness
found within English football leagues and organizations. Highlights include visiting major venues, attending live matches, and meeting with industry professionals. Students will also enjoy cultural excursions that detail war history, music history,
infrastructure, and monarchy.
SPTE 570 – Model of Sport and Entertainment in Ireland and Scotland
Students will investigate sport and entertainment in the United Kingdom (specifically
Scotland and Ireland) and how it has developed and is currently marketed. Visits during
the spring break trip include Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Dublin. In addition
to daily lectures from event managers, sport and entertainment personnel, and sport
and entertainment faculty members, students will tour each city and a number of relevant
facilities and venues.
Students will experience lectures by leading sport and entertainment management authorities,
tours of sport and entertainment venues, and attendance at international sport competitions.
The course is designed to introduce sport and entertainment management practices in
Spain, while also exposing students to the history and culture of Spain and its impact
on the business of sport.
RETL 592-01 & HRTM 595-03 – Luxury Management in Italy
Students in this course will visit iconic sites and learn from luxury retail and hospitality
experts in the heart of Florence, Italy. Among the many highlights of the trip are
a daytrip to Tuscany with a private tour and tasting at the Castillo Banfi Winery,
a guided tour of the Lamborghini factory and museum, and a visit to Parma with lunch
and tour of the Parmesan cheese processing plant. Students will also enjoy walking
tours and three lectures from Italian luxury experts in hospitality, fashion, and
Students will receive an overview of visitor attractions in Iceland. They will explore
areas within the industry such as history, venues, resources, operations, merchandising,
food service, and design. Some highlights from this experience include an evening
excursion to Reykjafoss Waterfall, a stay on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, swimming at
a geothermal pool in Borgarnes, a visit to the Blue Lagoon, and seeing locations used
for filming HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones."
Live and learn in the Galápagos Islands for an entire semester through UofSC’s direct
enrollment partnership with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito! Students study
at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) Galápagos campus while living in
a homestay on San Cristóbal Island