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This is the program brochure page.
  • Locations: Baltimore, MD, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description
Please note: this program has been cancelled for Summer 2020.


Welcome to SABR

Chase Field


Do you love planning events? Working with nonprofit organizations and working hard in a team environment? If so, then this is the trip for you!
The annual Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) convention is open to all baseball fans, and includes top featured speakers from around the baseball world, innovative panel discussions, groundbreaking research presentations and more.
The team that travels to Baltimore, Maryland to participate in this 3-credit experiential learning opportunity in July 2020 will manage all event logistics to include; registration, daily meal service, receptions, board meetings, plenary, panels, breakout sessions, case competition, the trade show, raffle preparation and execution, poster presentations and more. In addition, students will partake in a community service project and tour and work with the host hotel, stadium and other venues in an event management/hospitality role.
Students will learn what it takes to work with venues, vendors, customers, sponsors and non-profit organizations to produce this series of high-quality events. They will feel empowered to make decisions and ensure the event is a successful one! Along the way, we will have a ton of fun while earning academic credit!

Quick Facts

  • July 11 - 19, 2020

  • Enhance your resume and professional portfolio with this opportunity for students to gain hands-on, complete event management experience. All students will receive a letter of recommendation from the nonprofit and faculty director.

  • Earn 3 credits towards Special Event Management certificate completion or elective.

  • Live and work in the beautiful inner harbor of Baltimore, Maryland

  • Behind the scenes navigation of Oriole Park at Camden Yards Baseball Stadium and Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor (host hotel). Guest speakers from Visit Baltimore (local tourism non-profit), community service partners and more!

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.

  • Submit Short essay to include:
  • Cover letter indicating your major, career aspirations and why you would like to participate in the experience
  • Resume


Inner Harbord

Location Details


The centerpiece of downtown Baltimore is the world-famous Inner Harbor, the vibrant and beautiful waterfront that was transformed into a major tourist destination. There is no shortage of entertainment and activities at the Inner Harbor. From world class museums like the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, and Ripley's Believe It or Not! to waterfront attractions like Top of the World Observation Level, Historic Ships and Harborplace and The Gallery shopping centers. Power Plant Live! Is the perfect one-stop shop for visitors. With restaurants, bars and music venues there are always exciting events going on, and nearby is MECU Pavilion for outdoor concerts on the water during the summer. As you explore Inner Harbor, keep an eye out for items expertly crafted by members of Baltimore's growing maker community – including locally crafted coffee and beer, décor, and much more. They're sure to add an authentically Baltimorean charm to your trip.



Eligibility Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this trip! All in-person and online students are welcome to apply. Students with an interest in Event Management, Non-profit Management, Tourism, Business, Journalism, Community Sports and Communications may find the class especially rewarding, but all majors are welcome.

A student may use this class as an elective (PRM 494), a replacement for one mandatory course in the Special Event Certificate program (agreed upon by faculty and advisor) or towards CFE’s. There are meaningful jobs for everyone on this trip!

Students must: 

  • have a minimum GPA of 2.0


Students will register for the following course during the Summer registration period:
  • PRM 494: Special Topics (3 credits)*
*Please note that this course counts towards your Summer semester load.  

Course Format

The course will include one in-person meeting/zoom session in May which will include the pre-departure orientation and shift registration. The experience portion of the program will begin on Saturday, July 11 and conclude on Sunday, July 19. The culminating assignment will be due on July 31, 2020. 

MD State Fair


Faculty Director

Erin Schneiderman, M.Ed., CSEP
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Community Resources and Development
Watts College
Mail Code: 4020
411 N. Central Avenue, Suite 534 (UCENT Downtown Phoenix Campus)
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Facebook: ASUspecialeventmanagementprogram
Twitter: @ASUEvents
LinkedIn: ASU Special Event Management Program


Erin Schneiderman



Baltimore Hotel 3

Program Housing

Students will be staying two people to a room at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor. The hotel offers a unique blend of urban luxury and local hospitality with stylish rooms that will give students a sense of home. Our days will be filled with hard work so students will enjoy coming back to these rooms at night, using the fitness center, pool and other accommodations.
Most conference sessions will take place within the hotel. The convenient location makes it easy to walk to area attractions including Oriole Park at Camden Yards (0.8 mile) where a few activities will also take place. The service learning component and any additional site visits will be accessed via public transportation such as the Charm City Circulator.
Eight meals will be included over the course of the experience including a welcome dinner, continental breakfasts, awards banquet and more courtesy of the conference.
Restaurants are available in the hotel and the Inner Harbor boasts everything from fast food to high end dining for meals not included in the price of the trip.


Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the Domestic Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States.  

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.  

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.  

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is $3,690.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for 3 credits, housing in shared accommodations, most meals, site visits and cultural events, onsite transportation, and ASU faculty support. Not included: Airfare, passport & visa fees, personal expenses, and miscellaneous items.  Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.


Funding Your Program

Participating in a Domestic Global Learning (DGL) program is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Office Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.


Links to Additional Resources

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020
Rolling Admission 07/11/2020 07/19/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.