“I think that the IDEA Program is exceptional and through the implemented scholarship system, anyone can find a good university”

Federico CepedaLawrence University (Wisconsin)

“My first season and a great experience! We participated in the NAIA National Championship. Our final ranking was 7th in the nation, and during this amazing season I scored 5 goals. It was a great experience for me as a player and also as a student because I had the opportunity to showcase my soccer and improve my English.”

Ono SukuiHoly Names University (California)

“I had a great two weeks playing with athletes from around the world. I ‘experienced‘ University life (the campus, food, accommodation and entertainment!) And Florida's humidity! I had such a fantastic time!”

Matthew NicholsonBarry University (Florida)

“With the help of IDEA I have achieved one of my goals, which was to study at Washington University , one of the most prestigious universities in the U.S.”

Nicolás YunesWashington University (Missouri)

“IDEA gives you a unique opportunity in a highly competitive world, the chance to study with a scholarship. At the same time, it allows you to connect with students from other countries, not to mention the spectacular experience of representing a university in a particular sport.”

Juan Manual Funes BigéUniversity of Illinois (Illinois)

“I am currently in my last year. Everything I have gone through since my participation in the program has provided me with a great experience and maturity to achieve some dreams I always had and keep having.”

Esteban Suárez de LimaUniversity of Montevallo

“I participated at IDEA 2008 Program. It was a really good experience. It’s an opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to make friends for life. My advice to people who are interested in IDEA programs is to prepare to play and have fun.”

Miguel Madeiros Neto Lindenwood University

“I am improving my English every day and doing very well in all my classes. The soccer season was good and I was selected for the second team all-conference along with two other teammates. All at once, this is an experience that would be difficult to forget.”

Pep Ponset, SpainFlagler College (Florida)

“I thank IDEA for assisting me through the application and admission process. I will be completing two years at the end of this semester and have to say that my experience here has been very positive.”

Simrat RandhawaHobart & William Smith College (New York)

“I came to US in fall 2009. I really do like my school here, very nice area to study and also have fun. There are a lot of things to do, I’m mostly busy with school, work and other things. I do like the university, I can get closer to my teachers, small classes that I can participate more.”

Undral Khurelbaatar Newman University (Kansas)

“I have had a very good experience with IDEA because they gave me an unconditional service and helped me a lot regarding the application to the Academic Scholarship Program. Personally I recommend this program to all students who wish to continue their academic studies abroad because they offer an excellent, personalized and very helpful service. Today, I am Studying in the United States thanks to this program and I am doing excellent!”

Gustavo Pernalete Webber International University (Florida)

“I have a 3.6 GPA. I worked at the training complex and for the cafeteria during the weekends. The soccer season was very positive for me since I was voted “Player of the Week” in the NAIA and AMC. I am very happy to be here. The people at the university are first-class.”

Ignacio Recondo Columbia College (Missouri)

“IDEA was the door to the most clear academic development opportunity in my life. My advice to future participants is not overlooking this opportunity. I used to think: ‘my English fluency, going away from my family…’ which are factors that are overcome during the career.”

Carlos StremiLewis University (Illinois)

“Before participating in the IDEA Program I doubted about the possibility of obtaining a scholarship to study in USA . With the help of IDEA, I was able to obtain the so precious scholarship and many other opportunities. At the same time, I became friends with other students from different countries”

Juan Antonio MarquineSpring Hill College (Alabama)

“I was able to play soccer and tennis during the program, which allowed me to obtain scholarships to compete in both sports for the college. It has been a great experience.”

Daniel Cárdenas Tennessee Wesleyan College (Tennessee)

“I was able to thoroughly achieve my objectives, which were learning about other culture and obtaining a scholarship. Besides from obtaining what I was looking for, I developed relationships with people from other countries, which I did not anything such as Malaysia , Serbia , and African countries.”

Andrés Calabró, Argentina Western Montana College (Montana)

“The IDEA Program is very good, it allowed me to understand the American university system. I was able to visit many U.S. cities and places I had not been before as a lifetime experience.”

Otto González Mendoza Shorter College (Georgia)

“During the program, many coaches from different parts of the United States participated. I also met a lot of people within a great environment. We all have the same objective: obtain a scholarship to study in a better developed country than most of our own.”

Juan Crosa Auburn University Montgomery (Alabama)

“I am very happy at my university here in Connecticut . We participate in the NCAA Division I league, which is highly competitive.”

Nicolas Gieczewski Central Connecticut State University (Connecticut)

“I think it's very important that IDEA exists because it opens doors for you to better yourself. I am also very pleased because I felt respected, valued, and taken into account by the entire staff at all times. The medical attention that we received was also first rate and I consider appropriate that there were women professors who accompanied us.”

Melisa Cansado Tennessee Tech University (Tennessee)

“The university and its people helped me and continue helping me with everything I need. So, I adapted pretty quickly to the American student lifestyle. My studies are going well and if some problem comes up I can count on people who can help me. In football (soccer) it's going better than expected, and I was already chosen the best player on the team.”

Juan Patricio University of Maine (Maine)

“I am very happy at this institution where I was able to make many Latin friends as well as from other parts of the world. I am pursuing a double major in Management and Economics. And we have a great chance at qualifying for the National Tournament with the tennis team this year.”

Fernando GallegosColumbus State University (Georgia)

“The program was excellent. I was also able to meet and learn a lot from people from many different countries.”

Agustín Arreceygor Faulkner University (Alabama)

“I am very happy at Alliant. The experience of playing soccer and going to school at the same time is amazing. I am doing well in all of my classes. There are many things and places to visit in the area.”

Tania Roux, Uruguay Alliant International University (California)

“IDEA gives you the opportunity of obtaining a scholarship to study in the U.S. based on your strength in sports as well as graduating and obtaining a degree that is valued in any country. It's a great opportunity to grow and to get to know other cultures.”

Daniel Chteinberg Saint Thomas University (Florida)

“If it weren't for IDEA, I wouldn't have been able to study in the U.S. The organization is excellent and the support that the coaches give to the candidates is first rate. Above all, I took many friendships that I made throughout the experience.”

Santiago Uranga University of Mary (South Dakota)

“The Program was a direct link to enter the educational system in the United States . Without IDEA, I would not have been able to enroll at Lawrence University where I am currently studying.”

Rodrigo Gomez Lawrence University (Wisconsin)

“This is a great experience, where you have the opportunity of learning about many things. We are doing excellent in soccer. We have created a close group with my teammates and especially other IDEA participants recruited by my university. Thanks to the scholarships I obtained, I am currently studying for a Masters degree at Lewis University just a few kilometers away from Chicago.”

Martin Strah Lewis University (Illinois)