Client Feedback!
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Here’s the latest client feedback sent to us via social media. Keep it coming guys and good luck to everyone in America!   For other FirstPointUSA client testimonials click here! Thanks to everyone for their feedback. If you’d like to follow in their footsteps then apply to FirstPointUSA today!

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Sophomore and ready for round 2 with Emma Morris

Former client, Emma Morris took time out of her busy schedule to contact FirstPointUSA. This is what she had to say… This time last year, my American dream was beginning. I was an 18 year old Yorkshire born and bred, football mad, central defender about to embark on a 4 year journey to major in Sports and Recreation Management while minoring in Business Administration. It was not the first time I had moved away from home as I had already done so for my first year at college, but I had never even been to the States for a holiday, let alone to live there. My journey with First Point USA started back in February 2012 when I applied online; … Continued

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Stadium of the month – The Big House!

Our Stadium of the month goes out to Michigan Stadium, nicknamed “The Big House”, for obvious reasons. It is the American football stadium for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is the 2nd largest stadium in the United States, the 4th largest stadium in the world. This month it held a pre-season friendly game against two of the world’s soccer giants, Manchester United and Real Madrid. The scoreboard announced during the game an attendance of 109,318 during the match between the European Giants on Saturday.   In the top 10 largest stadiums in the world, Michigan Stadium comes in at number 4. In fact out of the top 10, 5 places are held by American Colleges/Universities. 1. … Continued

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“My heart desire to play soccer and study was granted” – Ike Ekwueme
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  Former FirstPointUSA client Ike Ekwueme has enjoyed great success both on the pitch and in the classroom during his time in America. He’s taken the time to write about his journey…     The journey started off as far back as my high school days in England. In high school, Math’s, English and Science were not my strongest courses. I was in set 3 for these courses which was equivalent to the lowest rank. I wasn’t a bad student, but I had a little test anxiety, I was afraid of the unknown. But one day, I said to myself, enough is enough. I refused to be satisfied with a low position. So I set myself some goals. I said, … Continued

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Soccer Scholarships at the World Cup – Team USA

  The World Cup has now kicked-off in Brazil where 32 teams will be competing for the historic trophy at venues within the host nation over a period of around 6 weeks. World Cup involves some of the best countries from all over the world at soccer, and the most exciting players in the world representing their nation. For football fans it could not get any more thrilling! The US national team is currently ranked in the top 20 teams in the world at 13th ahead of Ivory Coast, Croatia, Russia, and 1998 winners and 2006 finalists France, and also 2010 finalists Holland. The US national team is improving year on year, making them one of the better nations in the … Continued

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Why everyone should consider studying in the USA – George Thomson

George Thomson is currently working as an intern at FirstPointUSA while on summer vacation from Lewis University. Here are his views on why everyone should consider studying in the USA… All students should get the opportunity to study abroad because it opens the eyes of students when they see how different education systems work, while experiencing the culture of a foreign country and gaining self confidence and independence.  The world is becoming an increasingly mobile place offering great opportunities to everyone. I was in the fortunate position of being given the opportunity by FirstPoint USA to study and play my beloved sport, football, in Chicago Illinois, United States of America. I chose Chicago because it is known for being one … Continued

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How FirstPointUSA helped me – George Thomson
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It was in the middle of May 2011 when I had first heard of FirstPoint USA and sports scholarships. I remember it like it was yesterday. The under 19’s and 17’s teams had been told in a week in advance by our coaches that we were to attend a presentation by FirstPoint at the school, where we trained an hour before training would normally start.  It was a cold and rainy evening in Ayr and you could just tell that not one player wanted to be there because it was in the middle of the week and the weather was just awful. I remember going in to the room where the presentation was going to take place and the bleachers … Continued

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