Educational Travel

Educational adventures to incredible destinations that leave a legacy of lasting impact.

Each transformational third half experience focuses on Global Citizenship, conscious leadership and the Sustainable Development Goals, using soccer to create a level playing field between you and your host.

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According to the global development organization Oxfam: “To be effective Global Citizens… young people need to be flexible, creative and proactive. They need to be able to solve problems, make decisions, think critically, communicate ideas effectively and work well within teams and groups.
These skills and attributes are increasingly recognised as being essential to succeed in other areas of 21st century life too, including many workplaces.”

By experiencing global issues through the eyes of the people they directly affect, you’ll gain a better understanding of the challenges facing young people around the world and how we can solve them together. Changing the world is a team sport.

Soccer is often called ‘the world’s only common language’. According to FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, there are more than 3.5 billion soccer players and fans around the world – that’s half the population of planet Earth.That makes soccer a great way to see the world and to understand different cultures and societies.

We use soccer to create a ‘level playing field’ between you and your hosts. By seeing how they experience soccer, you’ll understand how they experience life, whether it’s watching a game with a family in a Brazilian favela, playing pick up on the streets of Delhi or attending a pro soccer match with thousands of local fans.It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced player or you never kicked a ball in your life.

Our experiences use soccer as an immersive tool to help you interact with and understand your hosts.

Every third half experience is a transformative, educational journey of dynamic and high-growth activities.

SOCCER
– Activities that allow you to experience the power of the game known as ‘the world’s common language’, whether you’re a lifelong fan or an absolute beginner.

CULTURE– Activities that allow you to experience what life is like for people in your host community and to sample the unique flavor of your destination.

EDUCATION – Activities that focus on 21st Century learning skills like grit, initiative, and critical thinking through a blend of collaborative workshops and hands-on experiences with local people.

“YOU JUST CAN’T DO THIS IN A CLASSROOM. THE WAY OUR KIDS HAVE CONNECTED WITH LOCAL PEOPLE THROUGH SOCCER IS BETTER THAN I’VE EVER SEEN BEFORE.”

- Trish Anderson, Educator

Educational Experiences

Bandung & Bali

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Port-au-Prince

Join the Haitian Initiative, a joined project of several organizations that work to break the poverty cycle of Haitian kids. Play soccer, teach English and learn Haitian Creole, and enjoy the fascinating culture of the island.

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Madrid

Madrid is home for some of the best football teams in the world, home of the best cuisine and cultural offer, and it is also home of a lively neighborhood that breaths football and tolerance. But, above all of this, Madrid can be your home too!

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Maseru & Cape Town

Get to know the culture, history and language of one of Africa's most hidden countries, Lesotho. Discover its natural scenery and learn about the challenges the country faces.

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Lusaka

If you have ever wanted to see crocodiles, the majestic Victoria Falls, a lively and welcoming city like Lusaka or Livingstone and true devotion to football; Zambia is your place.

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Dublin & Belfast

The green Ireland is waiting for you! Discover its landscapes, its historical cities and its football culture. Help SARI and their work supporting social inclusion and respect to cultural diversity.

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Tarrafal & Lisbon

From the grass of Benfica's Academy fields, to the white sand of Tarrafal's beach. Different background, same sport, same sentiment.

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Mumbai

See the two sides of India, from a crowded city like Mumbai to the peaceful countryside. Embrace the Indian culture, enjoy playing football and help OSCAR Foundation and their youth.

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Bangalore

Join Dream a Dream and be the change-maker that will help them give access to education to hundreds of young people.

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Nagpur

Discover cultural jewels like the Ramtek Temple and the Taj Mahal. Be amazed by the wild life. Play soccer in the slums so people do not need to play in the slums anymore!

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Accra & Tamale

Enjoy the beauty of North Ghana, while you get to know the life of people in Jisonayilli, visit the oldest safari park in Ghana and help Whizzkids United.

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St. Lucia

The ultimate Caribbean adventure - play beach soccer with locals, learn about St. Lucia's unique history and culture. Enjoy a unique rainforest bike adventure, and explore a working cocoa plantation. Learn to speak St. Lucia's native language of Kwéyòl.

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Léogâne & Jacmel

Enjoy a walking tour of Léogâne, a scenic waterfall hike, and relaxation on Haiti's golden beaches. Explore Haiti's unique culture with an art gallery tour and learn about their innovative community recycling program.

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Esmeraldas & Minto

Experience indigenous Ecuadorian culture. Hike through sacred waterfalls, and explore an indigenous artisan marketplace before soaking up some rays on Ecuador's pristine beaches.

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Recife

A true soccer adventure, with a visit to a World Cup Stadium, and street soccer in the favelas. Learn capoeira, enjoy a boat tour and beach time, and swim in natural artesian pools.

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San Jose & El Salitre

Get active with a scenic trek through tropical rainforests and lush waterfalls. Play soccer in the jungle with the locals, and immerse yourself in indigenous cultures. Finally, relax on beautiful white-sand beaches before heading home.

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Bogota and Santa Marta

The trip includes a city tour of scenic Santa Marta and soccer games in the barrio. You'll visit the scenic Tayrona National Park, learn to fish, and experience life on a working coffee farm!

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