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Studying abroad is a fantastic challenge, and here at the i2i International Soccer Academy we’ve taken care of everything to ensure your stay in the beautiful city of York is as enjoyable as possible.

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The i2i International Soccer Academy offers students the exciting opportunity of studying for a Sports or Business degree, whilst focusing on their development as a soccer player.

Our three year degree courses are delivered by the prestigious York St John University – where students can study for either a BA (Hons) International Business Management or BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree.

Both courses have been specifically designed to ensure transferability worldwide and run alongside a pro-level Soccer Development Programme, which enables students to train five days a week in a professional environment.

The timetabling of lectures and soccer development is meticulously planned to optimise the contact time in the classroom and on the pitch.

Our experienced coaches, who have played for and coached at English Premier League clubs, work closely with each individual player with a view to helping them pursue a range of careers, both inside and outside the sports industry.

Through the i2i Sports Soccer Agency, we are able to showcase players' talents and explore any opportunities of signing professional contracts with both British and international clubs.

Students may also be invited to play semi-professional soccer with i2i Sports’ very own club Tadcaster Albion who currently play in the EvoStick North League.

The i2i International Soccer Academy is the ultimate programme for any young soccer player who dreams of studying abroad whilst exploring the exciting opportunities within the wonderful world of soccer.

Membership of the i2i International Soccer Academy costs £29,000 a year and includes:

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Academic

  • Our three-year degree courses are delivered by the prestigious York St John University – where students can study for either a (BA) Hons International Business Management or a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science.
  • Specifically timetabled academic programme delivered in the morning to avoid any clash with soccer.
  • Academic support provided via mentors and regular 1 to 1 meetings with Professors.
  • Access to all of the University’s state-of-the-art facilities including library, science laboratories, sports facilities and Students Union.
  • Graduation ceremony at the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe; York Minster.
  • Membership of National Union of Students.

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Soccer

  • 15 hours a week coaching with our Former English Premier League and UEFA PRO Licenced Coaches.
  • Position specific specialisation sessions.
  • Showcase games against professional soccer teams.
  • Opportunities to play for semi-professional soccer teams.
  • Access to qualified Physiotherapists, Strength and Conditioning Coaches and Masseurs.
  • Subscription to Online Sport Training and Performance Monitoring technology.
  • FA Level 1 and FA Level 2 coaching qualifications.
  • Filmed matches and video analysis.
  • Various work experience opportunities with i2i Sports. 
  • Access to i2i’s Soccer Agency to explore careers in the professional game.
  • Mentors, pastoral advice and support from members of the i2i Sports coaching team.
  • Extensive training kit package.
  • Access to transport to and from soccer matches.

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Accommodation

  • High grade en-suite accommodation in centrally located Halls of Residence.
  • Individual bedroom including desk, toilet and shower within a shared apartment along with i2i student athlete teammates.
  • YSJ Catering card credited with £600 per year for flexible use at the campus catering facilities.
  • Furnished apartments including fridge, freezer, stove, cutlery, pans, sofas.
  • Bedding pack including duvet, pillows and bed sheets.

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Peace of Mind

  • Peace of mind that York has recently been named the safest city in the world. For more information click here
  • First pick-up of the year from Manchester International Airport direct to accommodation.
  • Extensive 2 week induction programme.
  • Free contents insurance and public liability insurance
  • Advice and support from York St John staff on applying for a student Visa and Federal Aid.