The World Leisure Field School is an international experience combining field experience and Congress attendance. The 2018 World Leisure Congress to be held in São Paulo (Brazil) focuses on the theme “Leisure Beyond Constraints”. The theme refers to the issue of leisure and access in its broadest sense, and comprises at least three dimensions of barriers – physical, socio‐economic and symbolic – which must be recognized, discussed and overcome, so that all people can fully enjoy and take advantage of leisure. Utilizing that theme, students will study and experience leisure constraints in a local Brazilian community. Students will be in the field for approximately 3-4 days followed by the Congress attendance. The first inaugural WL Field School took place in Mobile, Alabama, and the second one in Durban (South Africa) with 30 students from 9 countries, so a very dynamic, global experiential exposure is expected in beautiful Brazil!

We will regularly post information about the Field School, as well as some testimonials from participants in previous editions. If you are a student and would like to get involved in the next WL Field School, stay tuned for more information!

  • Date and place: Brazil, 28 August- 1 September 2018
  • Costs: to be announced
  • Contact: Joanne Schroeder,

The Field School is organized by World Leisure Centers of Excellence. If you are working in a higher education institution teaching leisure and you would like to join the network and give your students priority access to this hands-on educational experience, stay tuned for a call for applications to become a WL Center of Excellence to be launched in the next issue of WLO News.