For the ambitious soccer player who is serious about taking their game to the next level, Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Benfica) has teamed up with OSA Soccer Academy to offer study abroad soccer courses in Lisbon, Portugal. Courses for this pretty cool life experience are offered for men and women during the fall and spring semesters as well as during the summer months. The soccer course can be paired up with various study abroad courses offered by numerous schools and universities in Lisbon that can be integrated into your soccer course structure.
Benfica’s Estadio da Luz is a world class facility with a 5 star UEFA stadium rating and a state of the art training center that is regarded as one of the best in the world. Students will be trained like professionals within this stadium. Befica’s stadium facilities and training staff are available to students so they can train and develop their skills in a safe and fun environment.
Those looking to break into the “big leagues” will have the added bonus of showcasing their talents in front of scouts who frequently visit the facilities. The course includes sessions dedicated to theory and practice as well as tickets to Benfica’s professional team games during the course period. In partnership with Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, the OSA Soccer Academy offers this 3-credit university approved course which meets most college and university’s health and physical education undergraduate requirements within the general education requirements or electives.