Diversity and Inclusion in Spanish Sports Culture

Embark on a 2-week sports immersion program in Spain

January 4 – 18, 2025
Apply By
September 30, 2024

AUD $4490/USD $2950

Undergraduate Students

Study Abroad in Spain

Programme Overview

Embark on a 2-week experiential learning program in Spain, a global sports powerhouse. Spain’s adaptability in sports, such as inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ and female population, and achievements in paralympic sports are commendable. Renowned for having global athletes in football, tennis, and cycling, Spain upholds the principle that sports should be accessible to everyone, a commitment enshrined in its constitution.

Sports is a phenomenon that has become part of Spain’s identity at the local, national, and international levels and is estimated to contribute over 3% of Spain’s GDP. Spain is one of the leading innovators in the field of sports, housing the Barca Innovation Hub, termed the “Silicon Valley of Sport,” and Real Madrid Next, promoting disruptive technologies in sports. These hubs, situated within the dynamic landscape of Spanish sports culture, have been set up as innovation centres to reimagine the future of football and the sports industry.

This programme will expose you to the broader social and cultural context of sports in Spain, allowing you to experience Spanish sports culture firsthand. You will engage with leading firms in innovation, sports performance, and health, and meet experts on identity and sports in Spain. You will also interact with disability sport organisations to understand aspects of inclusiveness.

Key Programme Elements

Learn about Sports Management

  • Participate in exciting stadium tours.
  • Interact with sports management specialists.

Experience Spain’s Innovation in Sports

  • Interact with sports clubs.
  • Meet experts in the field of sports.
  • Visit companies at the forefront of innovation in sports.

Participate in the Diversity of Spain’s Sport Culture

  • Engage in sports activities with local clubs fostering diversity.
  • Meet organisations to learn about Spain’s commitment to
    inclusive sports.
  • Experience community level sports through local organisations.

UN Sustainable Development Goals in Action for this Program

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being –  Engaging with sports performance and health aspects, students gain insights into promoting physical well-being through athletic activities.

SDG 4: Quality Education –  Enriching their education on sports innovation and inclusivity, students participate in experiential learning opportunities through engagement with leading firms, organisations, and experts.

SDG 5: Gender Equality-  Delving into women’s participation in sports highlights efforts towards gender equality within the sports sector, aligning with SDG 5’s objectives.

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – Learning about the food industry and culinary arts can help students understand opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship within the sector.

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities- Promoting inclusivity within the sports community, interaction with disability sport organisations, and experiences with adaptive sports contribute to reducing inequalities.

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities – Examining how sports is integrated into Spanish society at local and national levels, the programme contributes to understanding the role of sports in fostering community cohesion and sustainable urban development.

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals – Collaborating with local communities and organisations during volunteer activities fosters partnerships for sustainable development and community empowerment.

Programme Snapshot


AUD $4490/USD $2950

Undergraduate Students

Sports Management, Health and Human Performance, Cultural Studies, History, International Studies, Kinesiology, and other related disciplines.

Programme Date
Application Deadline
Early Bird Discount (5%) Deadline
January 4 – 18, 2025
September 30, 2024
August 31, 2024
June 21- July 4, 2025
March 31, 2025
February 28, 2025
January 3 to 16, 2026
September 30, 2025
August 31, 2025

Programme Highlights

Learning Outcomes

Cultural Appreciation and Contextual Understanding

Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of Spain’s sports culture, acknowledging its adaptability and inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ population and women.

Analyse the cultural significance of sports at local, national, and international levels.

The Economic Impact of Sports in Spain

Understand the economic significance of sports in Spain, highlighting its contribution to the national GDP (estimated at over 3%).

Explore the economic dimensions of the sports industry and its role in driving economic growth and development.

Legal & Constitutional Framework for Sports Inclusivity

Identify and articulate the constitutional mandate that public authorities foster sports in Spain.

Examine the legal foundations supporting inclusivity in sports.

Innovation in Sports

Understand the role of Barca Innovation Hub and Real Madrid Next in sports innovation.

Evaluate the impact of disruptive technologies on the future of football and the sports industry globally.

Inclusive Sports Practices and Cultural Immersion

Engage with disability sports organizations and women sports supporters in Spain demonstrating an understanding of inclusive sports practices.

Sample Itinerary

*Please note that the itinerary is provided as a sample and is subject to modifications.


AUD $4490/USD $2950

What’s Included:

Pre-departure sessions

Relevant lectures and workshops

Meetings and site visits with host organisations

Community engagement activities and cultural immersions

Housing on twin-share basis

All breakfasts, 2 lunches, welcome and farewell dinners

Airport transfers, activity, and meal transfers

24X7 Support

What’s Excluded:

FAQs About the Programme

Once you’ve filled out your details in the “Apply Now” form, we’ll review your application thoroughly. If we think you’re a suitable candidate, we will get in touch with you and make you an offer to join the program. Upon your payment of the programme deposit, your admission process will be finalised, and you will be officially enrolled in the programme.

You will gain a thorough understanding of Spain’s sports culture by engaging with top firms in sports innovation and health and learning from experts. By gaining exposure to cutting-edge practices and networks within the global sports industry, the programme provides a competitive edge and opens doors to various opportunities in the field of sports management. This experience will also demonstrate your adaptability, cultural awareness, and ability to thrive in dynamic and inclusive environments.

We prioritise the dietary needs and allergies of our participants when planning our program. To ensure everyone’s comfort and safety, we ask participants to inform us of any dietary requirements beforehand, allowing us to make necessary arrangements in advance.

During the programme, you will engage with leading firms in the fields of innovation and sports, as well as those focusing on sports performance and health. You will also have the opportunity to meet experts to learn about the intersection of identity and sports in Spain. Additionally, you will also engage with disability sport organisations to gain insights into inclusivity within the sports community.

The safety of our participants is our top priority. We provide comprehensive safety briefings, 24/7 emergency support, and ensure accommodations and activities adhere to high safety standards. The programme group will be accompanied by the Authentica team member(s), who will be available 24×7 during the   programme. They have also been certified by the Red Cross in first-aid emergency training.  In case of an emergency, measures will be taken in real-time.

Ready To Take Action?

If you are ready to take your study experience to new heights, kindly fill out the “Apply Now” form or submit your enquiry through the “Enquire Now” form. Rest assured, we will promptly reach out to you.