OSA Play and Study in Italy

Italian Soccer and Study Abroad Experience

Are you a soccer player and college aged student? Do you want to have an international experience that will allow you to play soccer and take college courses in Italy? Read on for information about an exciting opportunity for student athletes…
The OSA Play & Study program is offered in collaboration with Eduitalia, which is an association of schools and Universities that offer courses to foreign students in Italy. This intensive soccer training program is intended to compliment a students academic course work taken at any of the Italian study abroad programs from this list: http://www.eduitalia.org/educational-institutions/

Fill out the free online application, there is no charge to apply

You will be assigned an account manager who will work with you throughout the process

Sign the contract and book your flight…you’re going to Italy!

Student Athletes

Student athletes enrolled in college courses through EDUITALIA’s network of schools will be placed on a local Italian semi pro soccer club based on the players level and train and play games against other Italian teams. The opportunity to play soccer in Europe allows players to learn from a variety of player and coaching styles, taking their game to the next level.
Student athletes also have the chance to be seen by scouts who are part of the OSA network and are always looking for new talent.
Soccer training sessions will be held multiple times per week and teams will participate in friendly matches and regular season games against other Italian soccer clubs.
This program is available to both male and female students!

Academic Components

Students build their academic schedule around their soccer training, and may choose from the entire list of courses offered through EDUITALIA, including sports marketing and communication, fashion, business, Italian language, cooking class and many more…

  • WHAT IS OSA AND WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE PROGRAM?

    OSA Soccer Academy has developed relationships and partnerships with professional clubs throughout Italy and the U.S. This allows OSA to provide student athletes top training from Italian UEFA licensed coaches, and also to provide players the opportunity to train under the vigilance of OSA representatives which may provide future opportunities abroad or in the U.S. to players that distinguish themselves in the program. The combination of top tier Italian soccer methodology, and OSA’s international network is what distinguishes this unique program.

  • WHAT IS THE TRAINING LIKE?

    The Italian soccer methodology is renowned for its teaching methods and scientific approach. Many staff members have competed in the Serie A or for other European clubs, have top coaching license and plenty of experience. Players will be evaluated to provide the ideal training and to maximize each players learning. This allows OSA to offer the highest level experience to each and every participant.
    Players of all levels will find this extremely rewarding and effective, and the coaches will be able to point them in the right direction for their future development.

  • WHAT ARE THE FACILITIES LIKE?

    Top notch facilities can be reached by train or public transportation not far from the city. Training facilities offer grass and/or astro-turf pitches, changing rooms, gym, physiotherapy lab, medical staff and everything a professional team needs for training.

  • WHAT IS COMPETITION LIKE?

    Players will be evaluated and placed on teams based on their level, and competition will be based on the league the teams play in. This allows players the opportunity to train and learn and then execute what they have learned in games against Italian opposition, providing a great learning opportunity.

  • WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

    Match and training gear will be provided. Players must bring their cleats (for both grass and astro-turf play), shin guards and anything else they like to have for training.

Students will also have the ability to buy tickets to Serie A games and club souvenirs at specially discounted prices through OSA!