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Studying abroad is a fantastic challenge, and here at the i2i International Soccer Academy we’ve taken care of everything to ensure your stay in the beautiful city of York is as enjoyable as possible.

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The i2i International Soccer Academy offers students the exciting opportunity of studying for a Sports or Business degree, whilst focusing on their development as a soccer player.

Our three year degree courses are delivered by the prestigious York St John University – where students can study for either a BA Hons degree in International Business Management or a BSc Hons degree in Strength and Conditioning (Sports Science).

Both courses have been specifically designed to ensure transferability worldwide and run alongside a pro-level Soccer Development Programme, which enables students to train five days a week in a professional environment.

The timetabling of lectures and soccer development is meticulously planned to optimise the contact time in the classroom and on the pitch.

Our experienced coaches, who have played for and coached at English Premier League clubs, work closely with each individual player with a view to helping them pursue a range of careers, both inside and outside the sports industry.

Through the i2i Sports Soccer Agency, we are able to showcase players' talents and explore any opportunities of signing professional contracts with both British and international clubs.

Students may also be invited to play semi-professional soccer with i2i Sports’ very own club Tadcaster Albion who currently play in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

The i2i International Soccer Academy is the ultimate programme for any young soccer player who dreams of studying abroad whilst exploring the exciting opportunities within the wonderful world of soccer.

Membership of the i2i International Soccer Academy costs £25,000 a year and includes:

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Academic

  • Three years’ full-time study of either an International Business Management BA Hons degree or a Sports Science (Strength and Conditioning) BSc Hons degree at York St John University (YSJ).
  • Access to all of the university’s state of the art facilities including library, science laboratories, sports facilities and Students Union.
  • Graduation ceremony at York Minster; the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.
  • Membership of the National Union of Students.

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Soccer

  • 12 hours a week coaching with former English Premier League (EPL) coaches plus game time.
  • Opportunities to showcase talents with professional clubs and scouts.
  • Links with i2i's Soccer Agency to explore careers in the professional game.
  • Opportunities to play for local and semi-professional soccer teams.
  • Pastoral advice and support from members of the i2i Sports coaching team.
  • Training kit including t-shirts, shorts, rain-jacket and socks.
  • Match day kit.
  • Transport to and from soccer matches.
  • Filming of soccer games to enable post-match analysis. Opportunities for the student's family and friends to watch online.
  • Membership of York St John University Football Society.

 


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Accommodation

  • En-suite accommodation in centrally located high grade Halls of Residence for the full 36 week academic term. (Students wishing to stay in York for up to 49 weeks a year can however do so at no extra cost).
  • YSJ Catering card credited with £600 a year for flexible use at the campus catering facilities - during term time only.
  • Bedding pack, including duvet.
  • Kitchen pack including kettle, toaster, cutlery and crockery.

An accommodation package can also be added to your membership at an additional cost. Our accommodation package includes: 

  • Food starter pack ready for you on arrival, at the start of the year.
  • Unlimited secure storage for luggage and personal possessions during the year

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Peace of Mind

  • Welcome dinner and induction programme (including tours of Accommodation and Facilities).
  • Free contents insurance and public liability insurance. It is recommended that every student takes out their own personal injury insurance.
  • 24/7 on-call named support from the i2i International Soccer Academy team.
  • Advice and support from York St John staff on applying for a student Visa and Federal Aid.
  • Peace of mind that York has recently been named the safest city in the world. For more information click here

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Travel

A travel package can also be added to your membership at an additional cost. Our travel package includes: 

  • Concierge service to and from selected UK airports (applicable on initial arrival to England and final flight each year). Airports include Manchester International, Birmingham, Leeds, East Midlands & Newcastle.
  • A bike for travelling around the cycling-friendly city of York – complete with safety & security pack.

Additionally, we are able to assist with the arrangement of flights to and from England.


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Entertainment

An entertainment package can also be added to your membership at additional cost. Our entertainment package includes:

  • Tickets to a minimum of one England international at Wembley a year.
  • Tickets to a minimum of one English Premier League (EPL) match a year.
  • Tickets to a minimum of one Championship League game a year.
  • Tour of an English Premier League (EPL) stadium.
  • Day trip London- Travel costs covered.
  • Visit to St George’s Park (England’s Soccer training ground).
  • Free passes to local historic attractions.
  • Tickets to various professional sporting events (Rugby, Super League & Cricket T20).
  • Varied social events.