Join us in Hamburg from July 7 to July 17, 2019!

Dubbed as one of Europe’s newest hot spots, Hamburg, Germany has it all. From the history and renowned architecture, to the musical events and bustling nightlife, Hamburg has become a major international and domestic tourist destination. The city is situated at the head of the River Elbe in Northern Germany. As Europe’s third-largest Port, Hamburg is often referred to as the “Gateway to the World”, as well as the “Venice of the North” for its three rivers and numerous canals and bridges throughout.

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Officially named “The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg”, Hamburg is the largest city in Germany after Berlin. The official name reflects Hamburg’s history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League and a Free City of the Holy Roman Empire. Hamburg locals have proudly maintained the city’s individuality and uniqueness, making Hamburg one of two German city-states that still keep some of their medieval independence. Following disasters such as the Great Fire of Hamburg, north Sea flood of 1962 and WWII conflicts, the city recovered and rebuilt to become wealthier after each catastrophe.

Hamburg is full of entertainment options for everyone. In the city centre, which is wrapped around beautiful Lake Alster, you’ll find incredible architecture, cafes and endless shopping opportunities from small handicraft boutiques to luxury brands and flea markets. Reeperbahn is Hamburg’s main entertainment district with countless bars, clubs and discos that make the city come alive at night. With the opening of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in 2017, Hamburg has continued its longstanding history as one of the biggest musical cities in the world. The city has more than 100 music venues, 50 museums and 45 theaters. Fun fact - Hamburg helped pave the way for The Beatles! Traveling around the city to experience all of these places is made easy by a vast public transportation system including buses, metro lines and ferries.


Sport has played a more role in shaping the city’s culture as well. An abundant number of both professional and recreational athletic events are hosted in the city, with the most popular sports including football (soccer), hockey, tennis, cycling, handball, equestrian events and the Hamburg Marathon - Germany’s second largest marathon after Berlin. The city’s football teams are Hamburger SV, one of the most successful football teams in the country, and FC St. Pauli.





Join the staff of Tough Mudder, a mass group participation event that has been sweeping the world since 2010. The strength of one person is nothing compared to the power of a team. Tough Mudder is 10 miles of mud and 20+ best-in-class obstacles designed to push participants outside their comfort zones. With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, Tough Mudder isn’t about how fast one can cross the finish line. It’s about pushing yourself -- and your team -- to discover what you're really made of. It’s about teamwork, camaraderie, and accomplishing something extraordinary. To date, more than three million people worldwide have participated in a Tough Mudder event, making it one of the world's fastest-growing athletic activities that draws between 10,000 and 15,000 per event. The Living Sport team will work alongside the Tough Mudder staff as we learn directly from them what it takes to pull off an event of this magnitude. From event setup to execution to clean up, you will receive a once-in-a-life time event experience while joining the team.

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Croke Volkspark Stadion translated as “The People’s Park Stadium” is a football stadium that was rebuilt in 1998 serving as both a football ground and a concert facility. The capacity of the stadium during club matches in 57,000 and is reduced to 51,500 during international matches when the standing sections are converted into a seated area. The stadium in a UEFA Elite stadium which makes it eligible to host UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League finals. Large games that were held at Volkspark Stadion include the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2010 UEFA Europa League Final in which Spanish side Atletico Madrid beat English club Fulham 2-1.




Utilized as a multi-purpose stadium in the St. Pauli area of Hamburg, Millerntor-Stadion is best known as the home ground of football club FC St. Pauli. Capacity of the stadium is 29,546 spectators of which 12,606 are seats and 16,940 are standing room only. The name Millerntor is derived from the Millerntor Gate, one of the gates permitting entry through the city wall that surrounded Hamburg.

FC St. Pauli has a cross-city rivalry with Hamburger SV. The matches between the teams are known as the Hamburger Stadtderby or simply Derby.

While the footballers have enjoyed only modest success on the field, the club is widely recognized for its distinctive social culture and has a large popular following well outside of Germany. An alternative fan scene slowly emerged over time and the event and the party atmosphere came to life adopting the skull and crossbones as their own official emblem.

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HAMBURG 2019 Trip Information:

This program is as a sport business school, international travel experience, and global work opportunity with networking, all rolled into one. Think of it as an investment in your future career and life. Space is limited. Apply early to secure your spot.



  • All lodging accommodations

  • Private coach bus services to and from airport

  • Breakfast every morning. Lunches will be provided during our four event work days. Opening session dinner and one other group dinner included.

  • One full-day tour of top Hamburg attractions with a certified tour guide on private coach bus

  • Sport-related tours & activities

  • Placement on the staff of the Tough Mudder Norddeutschland

  • Round-trip private bus shuttle to and from the Tough Mudder site for all four working days

  • Career building workshop sessions with industry professionals

  • Team building activities with 20 other participants, creating lifelong friends and sport business allies

  • Personal travel insurance policy

  • Tip for tour guides/bus drivers

  • Complete day-by-day itinerary is shared once accepted into the program


  • Flight costs - Flight costs will be quoted separately or can be booked on your own

    • You must connect with our flight out of JFK Airport in New York City

  • Any meals not listed above

  • Extra activities during your own leisure time


Through our worldwide partners we are able to provide this incredible experience at a great cost. Contact us to learn more information.


  • A deposit of $500 is needed to reserve your spot once you are accepted into the program

  • A payment plan will be set up for the remainder of the cost

  • For more information on the application process visit our application page


The cost associated with the International Sport Business Program can be funded in numerous ways. Read our fundraising page for additional information.