Study Abroad With EduKick International

If you are a competitive soccer player who has always wanted to study abroad, EduKick International is the place for you!
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Since 2001, we have been providing academic year soccer/football academy boarding schools in Spain, England, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, USA and Mexico.
Typically designed for students aged 13 to 23 years of age, the programs combine daily professional soccer training and structured language classes, High School academics or sports science courses taught by highly qualified coaches and teachers.

Excellence in Education

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Our 2014/15 Academic Year Programs are about more than just learning the game. They also include full-time educational options like ESL, EFL, BTEC Sports Science, Foreign Language Study, IGCSE and A-Level, and USA 8-12 Online Distance Learning.

Cultural Experiences

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And at EduKick, we compliment the student-player’s experience of studying abroad with cultural experiences. Many evenings, the students and teachers go out to enjoy cultural activities and sometimes weekend trips to local tourist attractions and historical destinations.
EduKick’s You Tube Channel allows interested parents and students to view hundreds of EduKick academy videos before making the decision to join our teams across the globe.

Foreign Language Immersion

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All EduKick participants are totally immersed in the language and culture of the country their school is located in.
All football training sessions, academic and language classes and social activities are conducted in that country’s language to immerse the students in the new language and enhance his or her overall cultural experience abroad.

Interested soccer players and parents should contact EduKick soon (see form below) to initiate the Student Visa application process…courses begin in September! – EduKick President, Joey Bilotta

Our two most popular academies are EduKick Madrid (Spain) and EduKick Manchester (England). These football academies regularly register 20-30 international soccer players for each year for our academic year programs.
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The fantastic development that comes from so many student-players is the intercultural exchange and appreciation that happens between aspiring soccer players from so many countries.
In Manchester, this last year, we accepted 28 players from a total of 21 different countries. That experience encourages these young players to learn even more to work as a team.

EduKick Madrid


At EduKick Madrid, in Spain, our students train daily under the EduKick technical Spanish coaches. To further their training they are inserted into a local team, gaining additional training and weekend match play.
This intercultural exchange with Spanish footballers benefits EduKick participants immensely both in their language development and in their football training.
Students from the United States are able to study US Accredited High School Online Distance Learning (in English), and EduKick provides WiFi access in all accommodations to allow student-players the ability to study online in their own languages.

EduKick Manchester


In England, EduKick is able to obtain Student Visas for all of its students to allow them to legally live and study there for the duration of the course. Educational options EduKick Manchester include, English as a Second Language (ESL/EFL), BTEC Sports Science, IGCSE and A-Level, and USA 8-12 Online Distance Learning.
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EduKick Mission:

shutterstock_46543942To operate the world’s leading international soccer/football and education academy boarding schools; building strong business relationships in a vibrant, creative and ethical international football environment. To teach, inspire and create the best technical and physically fit student-footballers possible and create international students with inter-cultural competence (ICC) enabling them to compete professionally and athletically in the modern competitive world.

Soccer Academies Open Registration for 2014/2015

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In every one of their eight soccer academies around the world they strive to teach strong soccer skills, solid academics and foreign language study along with intercultural competence. No matter what your soccer goals are, EduKick offers you the opportunity to continue your high school education while furthering your life experience and hopes for the future. Each EduKick Soccer and Education Academy offers the best in soccer and education training. Register Now

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Our newest soccer training facility is USA – California, where we’ve partnered with Santa Barbara Unified Schools and the Santa Barbara Soccer Club to give you the best in soccer training and high school education opportunities.

  • EduKick Spain spends time with the famous Mallo family, who will ensure you learn “Spanish Futbol” the traditional way.
  • EduKick England Manchester has a reputation for top notch football training and a solid foundation in educational excellence.
  • EduKick Mexico means you can have fun in the sun and get into the intense team spirit and the competition played there.
  • EduKick Brazil participants reside in a hot bed of soccer activity as they enjoy the cultural trips and professional matches offered.
  • EduKick France is proud to partner with Hidalgo International Football Academy, to have French language & football experience.
  • EduKick Italy is a complete package of travel, Italian cultural exposure, Italian language study immersion, and football training.
  • EduKick Germany is located in the town of Hennef, and well-connected to soccer clubs throughout the region.

Wherever you choose to attend, EduKick Academies are the ultimate in Soccer and Education training.

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Joao Pereira Coaches EduKick England Players

photoFull name: Joao Luis dos Santos Pereira
Date of birth: 12th December 1991
Country of origin: Angola
Passport: Portuguese
Joao, 22 years old now, joined EduKick Madrid in September 2007 at age 15.
He continued studying at Spanish High School and participating in high-level training with EduKick Madrid technical staff and local Madrid club teams Juventud Sanse and Alcobendas for two more years.
After his Edukick Madrid adventure, Joao took a year away from EduKick before returning to experience Edukick England Academy’s One Year Program.

I am very excited about the opportunity to work in the EduKick environment, and I am very keen to share my unique experience with the young Edukick Manchester participants, as a former participant, and hopefully become a role model for them.
I am enjoying my Degree course very much, and I hope to contribute a lot to Football. I have pure passion for coaching and it fits very well with my degree course. Also, the work experience will considerably help my development. – Joao Pereira

During this period Joao became an important part of the squad playing in matches against English professional club academy teams while studying toward a BTEC Sports Science Diploma and completing his English FA level 1 coaching program.
The Sports Science Program and Coaching Course sparked interest in Joao so much that when he returned to Angola, where he continued to study Sports Science.

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Now, back in the UK, he is studying a Sport and Exercise Science BSc(Hons) Programme at Manchester Metropolitan University, for the MMU-CHESHIRE Campus based in Crewe, UK. The main focus areas of the Degree program are Psychology, Biomechanics and Physiology.

It was great to meet Joao again and to see how well he has been developing his career.
We are delighted to have him with us – this time on the staff side – and hope he can benefit tremendously from the work experience, as well as offer our participants his knowledge and experience.
One of our goals when participants arrive is to work with them to define a career path that includes academics, in case that dream of becoming a professional player does not happen. We know that can be very difficult and only happens for a small percentage of players.
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So it is great to have Joao with us as a shining example of how you can have a career built around sports, if you make the right decisions regarding your career path and include academics. – Mick Brennan Edukick England Academy Manager

Joao has continued his coaching education and will be started his English FA Level 2 Program shortly.
Joao will be spending April & May visiting the current EduKick Manchester program twice per week to assist our staff both in the classroom and on the pitch.
This will help him to gain valuable work experience with an option to return for the full 2014/15 season to become part of the EduKick Manchester support staff.
Ready to take your soccer playing to the next level?
Then training with EduKick Manchester may be the right fit for you!

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