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WorldStrides Excel Programs has organized international sports tours for many Men’s and Women’s College and University teams. The standard of play, the number of games and practices, the cultural experiences, the team bonding activities and the duration of the tour will be tailored to fit your team’s exact needs. Your team can arrange a pre-season training tour in July/August, out-of-season tour in January or post-graduation tour in May.
Colleges/Universities for which we have arranged international sports tours include:
University of Maryland (MD); England and Scotland · Catholic University Women (DC); Spain· University of Virginia (VA); England · Dickinson College Women (PA); England · Dickinson College Men (PA); Holland, Scotland and Ireland · St. Mary’s University (MD); Spain · Milikin University (IL); England · York College Men (PA); England, Holland and Italy · Augustana College Women (IL); Spain, France and Italy · Augustana Men (IL); Italy
See the Pros:
The game is faster, the players more impassioned, and the excitement contagious.
We take great pride in organizing playing experiences that are remembered for a lifetime! We match team’s level of ability to international sides.
Why not start your season like some of our previous college teams?
Games arranged have included: University of Maryland Men v Glasgow Celtic, Hope College Women v Liverpool, Dickinson College Men v Ajax, Hope College Men v Watford, Loyola Men v Espanyol, UMBC Men v Dundee United, Dickinson College Women v Scottish Women’s U19 National Team, Frostburg University Men v Chester City, St. Mary’s College Women v Juventus and Birmingham-Southern College Men v Eintracht Frankfurt.
NCAA Regulations on International Travel
Click here to view the NCAA foreign tours regulations
** Due to recent changes in NCAA rules, D1 schools are no longer allowed to travel during pre-season in August. Please contact us for further details.
Below are testimonials from some of our recent college trips:
“Our England trip with Excel was a top quality experience for our program. The training facilities we used were excellent and for our players to face the reserve teams of three top EPL teams was a great opportunity for them. Our players also toured Old Trafford Stadium and attended the Manchester United v Liverpool and Spurs v Arsenal games. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our players.”
–Sasho Cirovski, Head Coach, University of Maryland Men’s Soccer, England
“The Whittier College Women’s Soccer program took part in a 10 day tour to the UK. Excel Sports matched all of our needs, organizing competitive soccer games with local opponents. We also utilized much of our free time to visit various parts of England/Scotland- while enjoying the culture, the food and the people! Two visits to professional games was the icing on the cake! Without a doubt, we will be using Excel Sports for any future foreign travel…They are the absolute best!”
–Monica Gerardo, Head Coach, Whittier Women’s Soccer, England
“Our entire team and coaching staff had an amazing 8-day tour to Barcelona, Spain this past Spring 2015. The trip was the perfect mix of competitive games against local professional teams, some fantastic sightseeing and cultural experiences in and around Barcelona and the opportunity to watch close-up a number of professional games and training sessions. Thank you to Excel International Sports for making this happen!”
—Luke Wildy, Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, George Washington University, Barcelona
“Great trip. Our tour manager Woody was awesome. The trip would not have been nearly as good without him. The games were tough, but the teams we played were class, and the game facilities were great. Every team you send to Scotland should play at least one game at Stirling Univ. The setting is breathtaking!
–Josh Gilmore, Hood College, Manchester/Stirling
“This trip is now a top memory for the players and parents that attended our tour to Manchester. The tour guide provided all of us with information that made the trip that much better. He was willing to go beyond, what I am sure is his job description, to show the players a great time in Manchester.”
–Christine Sinclair, Parent, Millikin Men’s Soccer Team
“Excel’s attention to detail and customer service were outstanding! I have taken students abroad on a number of occasions and this trip was outstanding! The lodging, transportation, sightseeing, matches, and food were excellent! Moreover, our tour manager was the best I’ve ever experienced on a trip abroad! “
—Lon Pringle, Assistant Coach, Catholic University, Spain
“Our team had the experience of a lifetime. We were able to watch, up close and personal, the highest level of soccer in the world. Our players will never forget this trip.”
–Charlie Grimes, Head Coach Lebanon Valley, Spain