EKU Politics of Soccer class Explores London
Dr. Gershtenson led a group of 14 students, including 2 EKU undergraduates and 8 EKU MPA students, on a two-week trip over winter break to London, England as part of a class on the Politics of Soccer. Prior to departing the students completed reading on how sports represent another aspect of American exceptionalism (i.e. the U.S. differs from virtually all other countries on the planet in soccer not being the most popular sport). During their time in London students attended live soccer matches, toured sports stadiums, and watched soccer matches at pubs. Of course, they were also able to explore many of the other wonders of London like the Tower of London, Big Ben and Parliament, the Churchill War Rooms, and the London Eye. All in all it was a fabulous experience (Dr. Gershtenson’s son who accompanied the group even described it as “the best two weeks of my life”).
Published on February 07, 2017