“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
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  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
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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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Sir Alex Ferguson joins Harvard University
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    Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has agreed to take up a “long-term teaching position” in executive education at Harvard. The 72-year-old, who left his post as manager at Old Trafford last summer after 26 years in charge, will lecture in the Ivy League University’s new programme entitled The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports, starting in May. It comes less than seven months after Ferguson’s blueprint for managerial success was included in the October edition of Harvard Business Review. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity and privilege to contribute to such a respected centre of excellence,” Ferguson said. “The time I have already spent at Harvard has been a stimulating experience and I look forward to … Continued

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Former Client Progress, Jonny MacAdam

  Check out this video of former FPUSA client, Jonny MacAdam currently studying & playing soccer at Grand View University.   If you’d like to study and play sport in America then apply to FirstPointUSA today!  

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Mitch Conning First Season Iowa Central
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Mitch Conning expiereinced a great first season at Iowa Central. He’s kindly sent us his soccer highlight video from the matches during his season. Mitch went out to Iowa in 2013 and we have been keeping up to date with his season on the Triton website. Follow Mitch on twitter at @mitchconning1 for updates on life in the USA. You can also follow the Iowa Central Tritons at @ICTritons If you’d like to apply for a soccer scholarship then apply to FirstPointUSA today!      

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