So, you’ve finished the entire student visa application process, including the affidavit of support and gotten your I-20 form from the school. The next steps towards studying in the United States as an international student is the F1 student visa interview.
TOEFL stands for “Test of English as a Foreign Language.” If English is not your native language and you want to go to college in the United States, then chances are you will need to take the TOEFL test. Here is everything you need to know about TOEFL to get you started.
You’ve finished with all of the applications and have been accepted to a college in the United States. As a foreign student, you are required to submit certain forms in order to get your student visa. One of these is the I-20 form.
So you’ve been accepted to college in the States and have been asked to submit a lot of confusing paperwork. Don’t worry! Here is what you need to know about the affidavit form of financial support, I-20 form, and your visa interview: the full student visa process.
Ideally, you should start the scholarship recruiting process very early on. The earlier you start, the more time you will have to make any changes which will affect your eligibility (such as improving your grades) and negotiate scholarships with coaches. If you are starting later than freshman or sophomore year, you can still use these Read the full article
So, you’ve got a sports scholarship offer. All that hard work has paid off! But now you suddenly find yourself under a lot of pressure to accept the offer. What a lot of perspective student athletes don’t realize is that scholarship offers can and should be negotiated.
As a perspective student athlete, the most important thing you need to know is that it is up to you to get a sports scholarship. Your local coach isn’t going to get you a scholarship. Your parents aren’t going to get you a scholarship. And, unless you are a rare prodigy, no scouts are going Read the full article
In local newspapers in the United States, every April you can find news stories about talented high school athletes who are on their way to colleges with athletic scholarships. The newspaper will inevitably show a picture of the student with a pen in his or her hand, ready to sign. The paper that they are Read the full article
You are one of the best players on your team, you’ve won a few tournaments, and are highly motivated. So, you should be able to get a sports scholarship – right? The truth is that most athletes have an inflated opinion of how good they are. Their parents tend to have an even more inflated Read the full article
Choosing college courses is difficult for any student, but it is particularly challenging for student athletes who also must factor in their demanding athletic obligations. Don’t worry! Here are some tips to help you choose the right college courses which will advance your career – both academically and athletically.
Everyone knows that living the dual life as a college soccer player is a demanding task. But how exactly do student athletes spend their time? If you are about to enter college in the USA and play soccer, this is for you. We will go over exactly what you can expect in terms of how Read the full article
It is no secret that a college student athlete spends a huge amount of time in training, competition, meetings with coaches, and other sports-related activities. But what about the student part? How do student athletes find time to study?
One of the most exciting – and terrifying – parts of going to college in the United States is the idea of living in a dorm. Depending on what type of housing the college offers and how lucky you get with dorm assignments, you could end up in (relatively) spacious digs all by yourself, or Read the full article
So you want to go to college in America? When you are tallying up the costs of tuition and housing, don’t forget to add in the costs of meals too. Depending on where you go to college, you may be required to pay for a student meal plan. We will explain how college meal plans Read the full article
After all that gruelling SAT prep work and stacks of college applications, you’ve been accepted to study in the United States. Now, you’ve just got to figure out where you will live. This comprehensive guide will help you know what to expect out of college accommodation.
It is no secret that NCAA college athletes have grueling schedules, both during the season and in the off season too. But, if you are truly passionate about playing college sports, then it can be a very rewarding experience. Here is what NCAA college athletes can expect their schedules to look like.
Do you want to go to college in the United States? If you are from a country where English is not the primary language, then you will be required to show your proficiency in English in order to be accepted. Here is what you need to know about English as a Second Language (ESL) tests Read the full article
If you are a talented student athlete, then a sports scholarship can be your ticket to study and play in the United States. Depending on your sport and level, you may have numerous scholarship opportunities open to you. Yes, the entire process can be confusing and overwhelming, which is why we have broken it down Read the full article
The United States is famous for having some of the best colleges and universities in the world, and a superior higher-education system. Yet, this education comes at a high price tag. The average yearly cost of university the United States is $32,231 (£20,847) for private institutions. For public universities, it is $22,958 (£14,849).
When talking about the process of joining a college sports team, the terms “sports recruiting” and “sports scholarship” are often used interchangeably. However, there are actually a lot of key differences between the sports recruiting process and process of getting a scholarship. Here is what you need to know. Not All Colleges Offer Sports Read the full article
There are a lot of similarities between the United States and UK, but the university experience is not one of these! If you are from the UK and thinking of going to university in the USA, you might be surprised at how completely different your experience will be from your friends back at home. Here Read the full article
When you speak with a college coach during recruiting, it is important that you have prepared a list of questions to ask the coach. Asking questions not only gives you information about the college and athletic program, but shows the coach that you are serious about a career as a student athlete.
There are three main things that colleges in the United States look at when determining whether to admit a student: grade point average, extracurricular activities, and standardized test scores. For foreign students who want to study in America, the standardized test score requirements can be confusing – and also incredibly daunting. Don’t despair! With these Read the full article
You are from the UK and dream of studying in America, but you heard that the costs of university in the United States are sky high. Are the costs of American universities really that high, and how do the costs compare to the costs of studying in the UK?
There are currently 1,845 colleges and universities in the United States, as well as over 1,600 2-year institutions. Most of these colleges and universities sponsor some sort of sports scholarship. As a student athlete looking for an athletic scholarship, it can be quite overwhelming! That is where athletic recruiting services come in.
Not that long ago, it was rare for US colleges to have many international students. Now, the trend is shifting. According to a report at US News, there have been record-breaking numbers of international students at US colleges and universities. There are now about 900,000 international students, which is a 70% increase from 2000.
If you are looking to get a sports scholarship in America, you’ve got a lot of options. The main organizations which give out sports scholarships are the NCAA, NAIA, and the NJCAA. Here we will go over the differences between these organizations, and how to know which sports scholarship to go for.
Are you dreaming of getting an athletic scholarship to play soccer in the USA? No matter how good you are, don’t expect the coaches to come looking for you! You have to take the initiative and reach out to soccer coaches and let them know why you would be a great asset to their team. Read the full article
If you are a talented swimmer or diver, you might be able to get a swimming scholarship in America to study. One option is a NAIA scholarship, which is the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Here is what you need to know about NAIA Swimming and Diving Scholarships in America.
If you are a talented track and field athlete, your athleticism might just be your ticket to a sports scholarships in the USA. While the NCAA gets the most attention, student athletes shouldn’t dismiss the benefits of a NAIA track and field scholarship.
Do you dream of playing soccer in an American college or university? Are you talented and dedicated? Then the good news is that there are many soccer scholarships available. In addition to NCAA and NJCAA soccer scholarships, there is also the NAIA.
Here is a video of NCAA Division 1 powerhouse University of Memphis Tennesse soccer facilities. Two players from the men’s program give you a tour of the facilities and what it is like to be a student athlete on a day to day basis.
Football trials used to be the way that clubs and teams found their talent. However, trials or talent days, are becoming increasingly rare. Clubs and teams now rely on a network of scouts to find talent. They often have contacts with schools and managers of local teams who keep them informed about promising talent. For Read the full article
When it comes to swimming scholarships in the United States, most are only familiar with the NCAA. While NCAA scholarships are a great opportunity for many talented swimmers, they aren’t always the best option. Some swimmers and divers may want to consider NJCAA scholarships instead. Here is what you need to know about NJCAA swimming Read the full article
Want a soccer (football) scholarship in the United States but (let’s be realistic) you aren’t good enough for the NCAA Division 1, or your grades don’t meet their requirements? It doesn’t mean you can’t play soccer in an American college. It may just need to consider the NJCAA soccer.
As a Track and Field athlete, you probably have more scholarship options than you may realize. In the United States, it is common for colleges and universities of all sizes to give scholarships to promising athletes. One option worth considering is a NJCAA scholarship.
You are a skilled young soccer player (or what we call football in the UK) and you dream of playing as a student athlete at a top American university. Sorry to break it to you but, unless you become a viral sensation online, college soccer scouts aren’t going to find you. They don’t even know Read the full article
There are over 1,000 NCAA institutions and they give out about $1 billion in sports scholarships each year. With so many sports scholarships available, you might think your chances of getting one are pretty good. But consider that only 2% of American high school athletes and even fewer international athletes get an NCAA scholarship. You Read the full article
If you want to get a football scholarship (aka soccer in the US), then one of the first things you will need to do is schedule a football assessment. Even if you’ve played in important Youth Cup Finals in front of a stadium full of fans, it can still be scary to get a formal Read the full article
Many young, talented soccer players dream of landing a soccer scholarship at an American college or university. With 205 Division 1 Men’s Soccer programs in the USA (as of 2014) which recruit a total of about 1,200 new players each year, it seems like the chances of getting a soccer scholarship are pretty good. Read the full article
Almost every football player, no matter at what level, has asked themselves if they were good enough at some point. It’s no surprise that the vast majority of those considering a football scholarship; ask how good they have to be to get one. It’s a legitimate question, and we’re going to try to answer it.
Embarking on a degree of your choice through a soccer scholarship in the USA opens up a host of opportunities for talented young athletes to reach their full potential. It also allows talented people to experience life in the United States while pursuing and achieving their academic and athletic goals simultaneously.
UK students have the opportunity to attend top universities and colleges to study their preferred topics, provided they put in the effort and get the required grades. There are many wonderful educational facilities all over the country offering fantastic courses that will help the student to progress towards their chosen career path. However, students in Read the full article
If you have ever considered studying abroad then you may be interested to know that one way to do this is with a sports scholarship. USA universities offer many opportunities for sports scholarships every year and they are not just open to students from the USA. Many internationals students are studying for degrees in the Read the full article
When applying for a sports scholarship, such as golf scholarships in America for instance, it is important to take the time and put in the effort required to ensure your success. These scholarships are typically awarded to the applicants who have put in the most effort, so it really is in your own hands. Those Read the full article
Football scholarships to America are growing in popularity; many British students are applying for sports scholarships, which will allow them to play the sport they love while also getting an education in one of the top colleges or universities in the States. It is possible to get a full scholarship, in which all fees are Read the full article
United Sports USA are proud to annuonce their partnership with The Rondos Football Academy. This mutual partnership will benefit players from both parties. The Rondos Academy is based on the philosophy of Pep Guardiola. Rondos, meaning ball retention, is used to encourage footballers in every aspect of their technical development. United Sports USA will be Read the full article
There is always a big discussion over how far talent can take you. USA scholarships and students have not changed much in the last few decades. The fact is that they are just as competitive as ever before, if not even more so. You have thousands of students competing for a handful of scholarships. This Read the full article
You want a USA soccer scholarship and you want to (hopefully) make it to the MLS one day, or even to Europe. You have a long way to go because the fight for a full USA soccer scholarship is one of the most competitive in the world. If you are lacking in any area, you Read the full article
The top USA scholarships will set you up for the next few years. You will be able to go to college without worrying about who’s paying for it all. Unfortunately, the students in this position are in the extreme minority. We are sure you want to get into this elite group. To do it, you Read the full article