From July 16th to August 12th 2018, the 2nd Summer School of the Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies (IESF) with 13 Chinese students from Tianjin University of Sport, Chengdu Sport University, and the School of Leisure Sports of Beijing Normal University Zhuhai took place.
The Summer School offers the students a general overview on sport and academic sport studies from the European perspective, experiences in sport related culture, history, and lifestyle in both Germany and Europe. More important, the Summer School gives students the chance to obtain a first impression on the study life in Germany.
During their stay, the 13 students were taught every day by professors and senior lecturers from the IESF in theoretical topics such as German Education and Sport system, Good Governance in sport, Leisure studies etc. In addition, together with research assistants from IESF, the 13 students approached empirical topics, such as sport participation, youth and leisure sport in Germany and in Europe as well as the Academic Writing. In this aerea they experienced the level of bachelor or master students of the GSU.
The rest of the day, students got more practical experience by taking part in the traditional leisure sports, e.g. Jogging, Bicycle touring and Ninepin Bowling, as well as in the trend leisure sports e.g. spike ball, boulder and water skiing.
In order to be inspired by the German and European sports culture, a guided excursion was organized every weekend. From the German Sports and Olympic Museum to the German Football Museum, from the House of European History to the Council of the European Union, they feel the value of sport in the true lives of Germans and Europeans everywhere...