Student visas can take up to three months to process
Oakville, Ontario (PRWEB) June 11, 2008
High school and university soccer players looking to train for a year abroad must act quickly to meet the July 30 registration deadline for EduKick's international soccer boarding schools in Spain, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, England, and France.
Students can travel to six different countries: Spain, France, Italy, England, Mexico and Brazil. The soccer development schools in all countries run from September to June.
"These international soccer boarding schools provide an opportunity for kids to broaden their horizons in soccer, education, culture, and language," said Joey Bilotta, vice president of EduKick (http://www.edukick.com). "These kids return with technical soccer skills, confidence and experience far beyond their peers back home."
EduKick's international soccer boarding schools expose players to high-level, competitive soccer. In Italy, the boarding school students recently played a series of three friendly matches (as professional trials) against Italian Primavera Professional Teams. In Spain, the 2007-08 Madrid soccer boarding school team took first place in a Madrid-based international soccer tournament in the under-18 division.
However, that's not all. Students also experience complete language immersion as they train and attend classes at affiliated schools in their host country's native tongue. Although EduKick employs bilingual adult monitors, students are encouraged to speak solely in the new language for a more complete "immersion" experience.
"If you're living in a foreign country, the only way to get the most out of your stay is to completely immerse yourself in the language and the culture," said Bilotta. "The benefits that EduKick players gain from these soccer boarding schools are far more than just improving at soccer. They are immersed in the language and culture and establish friendships that will last a lifetime. But it's the acquisition of a second language that will ultimately most benefit our players."
Each EduKick international soccer boarding school partners with top coaching staff in the host country. In Italy, EduKick's soccer boarding school is headed by world-renowned Italian soccer coach Bruno Redolfi of Insegnare Calcio. In France, the school operates in association with Michel Hidalgo, the famous former French national team coach. In England, students get their daily coaching from the Academy coaches for the Bolton Wanderer's English Premiership football club.
"No matter which EduKick international soccer boarding school you choose, you'll be practicing for three to four hours every day under noted professional soccer coaches," Bilotta said. "We want our students to have the best academic and soccer education possible."
Bilotta urges interested players to register early in order to ensure they have their student visas and other documents in order.
"Student visas can take up to three months to process," said Bilotta. "Parents and students need to be aware of this and begin processing their application quickly in order to begin in September."
The registration deadline for all international soccer boarding schools is July 30, 2008, to begin in September. EduKick also offer half-year options that begin in January 2009.
Take a year to experience another country, learn another language, and hone your soccer skills and knowledge. Sign up for one of EduKick's international soccer boarding schools today at http://www.edukick.com.
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About EduKick, Inc.:
EduKick's provides intensive soccer development training programs that also teach students about cultural diversity and foreign languages.
As professionals, soccer fanatics and fathers, Joseph Bilotta and Corey Zimmerman wanted to create programs that maximized the youth's time abroad; instilling a sense of independence and pride through experiencing international travel, structured language study, cultural excursions, and daily professional soccer training.