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.
June 13: Depart U.S.
June 14: Arrive in Florianópolis! Airport pick-up and welcome dinner
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
- 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