Field School

Leaded by World Leisure Centres of Excellence the Douglas Ribeiro da Silva International Field School is a learning opportunity that combines field experience with congress attendance.

Initiated in the 2014 WL Congress in Mobile, Alabama (USA) in collaboration with the University of South Alabama, it has now become one of the most successful and active programmes of WLO for the youngest leisure community.

2018 – Field School WLC Sao Paulo

The 2018 Field School during the World Leisure Congress (São Paulo, Brazil) will embrace the theme of “Leisure Beyond Constraints”, addressing leisure and access in its broadest sense.  The theme includes at least three dimensions of barriers: physical, socio‐economic and symbolic, which must be recognized, discussed and overcome, to ensure that all people can fully enjoy and take advantage of leisure. Utilizing that theme, the field school will offer students an opportunity to study and experience leisure constraints in a local Brazilian community for 4 days before attending the 2018 World Leisure Congress in São Paulo.

Application Procedure

Priority will be given to current MA SLM students and 3rd/4th year undergraduate students in the Tourism Management degree program.  Space is limited.

Selections will be based on:

  • Ability to work effectively in groups and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated contribution to community and/or school
  • Level of intercultural awareness
  • Demonstrated understanding of power/privilege
  • Proven academic success and demonstrated ability to manage stress.
  • International travel experience.
  • Number of credits completed.
  • Career or educational fit and faculty references

For more information related to application procedures and official documents, connect with WLO Secretariat at: secretariat@worldleisure.org

2016 – Field School WLC DURBAN

During the 2016 WL Congress in Durban (South Africa), Durban Green Corridors welcomed young generations to discover the magnificent tourism products on the eNanda Route in Durban, giving them the chance to explore the township vibe, hike down to the stunning uMzinyathi Falls, and learn about the Rastafarian Culture.