Settling in well into US college life
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Our promotions team have been receiving tonnes of positive responses from our clients who are experiencing their first few weeks of American college life. For some it can be the hardest time, especially during their first tough pre-season and getting ready for new classes. Remember our staff are always here for support and advice. It’s wonderful to see so many great responses from our clients who are loving life in the US! Here’s just some of the feedback…   First up is Dom Gillespie who’s attending Salem University… Hi John Paul, Yeah everything is going great in Salem and I am really happy with my choice to come here, apologies for the late reply but we have been on the … Continued

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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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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
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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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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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