Just in Time for the World Cup: ISA Launches New Intensive Soccer Training and Community Service Project in Brazil

 

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Photo by ISA student Harold Goldston

This summer, ISA-ELAP Service-Learning & Internships will be offering students the chance to experience the World Cup from the stunning beach community of Florianópolis, Brazil! This two-week program allows participants the unique chance to train with a professional Brazilian coach and scrimmage with local teams. Athletes will combine an intensive soccer training program with cross-training techniques and strength and conditioning exercises.

The program also includes World Cup match viewing parties, a community service project to benefit a local children’s development organization, and lectures on the proud history, culture, and business of soccer in Brazil.  Please see the tentative schedule below for more details.

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Photo by ISA student Emily Murray

Tentative Itinerary:

June 13: Depart U.S.

June 14: Arrive in Florianópolis! Airport pick-up and welcome dinner

June 15:Orientation

June 16-20: AM soccer practice, PM cross-training, strength/conditioning, lectures, scrimmages, or community service (alternate activities throughout the week)

June 21: Excursion to Balneário Camboriú

June 22: Free day!

June 23-27: AM soccer practice, PM cross-training, strength/conditioning, lectures, scrimmages, or community service (alternate activities throughout the week); farewell dinner on June 27

June 28: Depart Florianópolis

What’s Included:

  • On-site transportation
  • Housing in shared apartment
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Cultural Activities
  • On-site office and support
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner

Eligibility: Open to all undergraduate soccer players.  Both individuals and teammates are encouraged to apply.  Applicants will complete a skills assessment form as part of the application process.

Program Dates: June 13 – June 28

Application Deadline: March 25, 2014

Price: $2,700

For more information, please the ISA-ELAP website or call 512 480 8522 to speak with an ISA ELAP Representative today.