PHILADELPHIA CREAM – Twenty-two student-athletes representing four different college athletic programs must travel more than 4,000 miles around the world to spend a week in Rome, Italy. The group participates in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) study abroad program while partnering with TU Rome.
Each of the students who plan to attend is enrolled in the Sport, Culture and Tourism in Italy course offered by the STHM program, with this trip serving as a key learning element of the course led by the Associate Dean and faculty representative of athletics, Dr Jérémy Jordan.
“I want to thank Justin Miller (Sr. Assoc. AD/Academics and Career Services) and his team, Dr. Jeremy Jordan, our international risk management team as well as the Temple University Rome faculty and staff for this tremendous opportunity for our student-athletes,” said Vice President and Athletic Director Arthur Johnson. “Studying abroad for full semesters can be challenging given the competitions and training schedules of student-athletes, so providing them with these unique, short-term experiences is very important to our overall academic mission for our young people. men and women.”
With 22 student-athletes ready to take off on Friday (February 25), this is one of the largest groups the STHM program has taken overseas. Student-athletes include Jillian Allgood, Elisa David, Emily Kavanaugh and Roisin McGovern of women’s football; Ra’Von Bonner, Adam Klein, Quarshie Wisdom, Georges ReidDavid Robinson, Cameron Ruiz, Jacoby Sharpe, Victor Stoffel, Kobe Wilson and DaeSean Winston of soccer; maddie arnold, Sidney Beck, Annie Judge, Kerrie Lorenz, Emma Nesbitt and Tali Popinko field hockey; Miray Bolukbasi and Gem Grimshaw women’s volleyball.
The week-long trip, which will run from February 26 to March 5, has a packed schedule that includes the chance to catch the Lazio vs. Napoli football match at the Olympic Stadium as well as visits to the Pantheon, Campo dei Fiori, the Vatican, Colosseum and Campidoglio.
In addition to visiting Rome, the group will make the four-hour trek north to Florence to join a day trip that will include a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see the famous sculpture by Michel- Angel, “David”.
Along the trip, the group will meet various TU Rome faculty and staff, including Professor Robert Hubor, Andrew Kranis, Jan Gadeyne and Francesco Castiglione. Castiglione, sports expert from the Municipality of Rome, will lead a guided tour of the Campidoglio while Professor Gadeyne will lead a visit to the Museo Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, an eminent classical art museum. During the visit to the Palazzo, Gadeyne will lead a discussion centered on the imagery of athletes.
The student-athletes will end the trip with a day at Tivoli followed by a farewell dinner at Monti before returning to North Broad on March 5.