Leaded by World Leisure Centres of Excellence the World Leisure international Field School is a learning opportunity that combines field experience with congress attendance. Initiated in the 2014 WL Congress in Mobile, Alabama (USA) it has now become one of the most successful and active programmes of WLO for the youngest leisure community. Previous field schools editions took place in Durban, South Africa (2016) and Sao Paulo, Brazil (2018). You can read more and learn about this opportunity from the past and upcoming field schools.
– Upcoming –
2020 – WLCE Field School in Keqiao (China)
The 2020 WLCE Field School in Keqiao (China) is an opportunity that combines field experience and congress attendance. The 2020 World Leisure Congress will be held in Pinggu-Beijing (China) with the theme of “Leisure Makes Life Better”. Utilizing that them, the field school will offer students and opportunity to gather, experience and learn from a local community perspective for 4 days before attending the 2020 World Leisure Congress in Pinggu-Beijing.
Field School dates: From October 11th to 16th (dates still to be confirmed)
Place: Keqiao District – Keqiao District is a community of abundant economic potentiality, beautiful landscape and harmonious urban life
2020 WL Congress dates: From October 17th to 23rd (including city study tours)
* Approximated costs USD $800. Flights and insurance not included.
– Past –
2018 – WLCE Douglas Ribeiro da Silva Field School (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
The 2018 Field School during the World Leisure Congress (São Paulo, Brazil) embraced the theme of “Leisure Beyond Constraints”, addressing leisure and access in its broadest sense. The theme included 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 offered students an opportunity to study and experience leisure constraints in the local Brazilian Perus for 4 days before attending the 2018 World Leisure Congress in São Paulo.
2016 – WLCE Field School (Durban, South Africa)
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.
Inaugural Field School in Mobile, Alabama, USA
September 6-13th, 2014
Theme: Building a Liveable City through Leisure: A Global Perspective
The Mobile case study was built around the livable city concept which was also the congress theme and the course was called Building a Liveable City through Leisure: A Global Perspective
Located at the junction of the Mobile River and Mobile Bay on the northern Gulf of Mexico, the city is the only seaport in Alabama. The Port of Mobile has always played a key role in the economic health of the city beginning with the city as a key trading center between the French and Native Americans down to its current role as the 12th-largest port in the United States.