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JAMK Sport Management Students go to UEFA Euro Cup 2012

20 days to go!

Hey all!

There are only 20 days to go until the UEFA Euro Cup 2012 begins!  We decided to start blogging NOW and tell little something about the preparations and what have happened. The countdown for our trip is 25 days so there is not that much time left.

How we decided to be part of this trip? Firstly, it will be a great opportunity for us to experience this big international event that relates our fields of study (sports management), secondly, a chance to collect material that is important for  your own thesis and also for future events is really worth of doing, and thirdly, who would not like to attend UEFA Euro Cup 2012 if there is a chance for it..? 🙂 So then 6 brave men and 2 women students confirmed their willingness to jump on board and here we go. (Info about these fearless students will be published soon!)

So far, our trip have changed along the way, especially what comes to its price… The costs of the trip are now estimated to be 850 euros per student instead of the original 180 euros, and 850 € does  not include food and other mandatory things that we need to spend money if wanted to stay alive haha. The biggest cost is the accommodation costs that have been risen enourmously. So after a slight panic we have been trying to collect sponsors for the trip because, naturally, 850 euros is a big money for a student and we would need some support… So far Keskisuomalainen, YLE, JJK and Helafiilis have supported/will support us so a BIG thank you for them!

Anyways, while arranging a study trip like this you have to keep in mind various things like insurances, vaccinations, group flights, accommodations etc. All of these are somewhat taken care of and now we are concentrating on getting sponsors, updating Facebok page, planning what to do if we have some free time and making sure that everything is ready for us in Gdansk.

That’s all for now but the story of sport management students’ trip to Poland will be continued…

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