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Football players do not have to compromise their education in order to pursue their passion for football anymore.
The International Center of European Football is committed to providing the most comprehensive education program through a myriad of accredited options to prepare student-athletes for higher education and broaden their career and life opportunities.

From Middle School and High School to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, ICEF partners with prestigious academic institutions such as Webster University Geneva and Geneva Business School, to welcome students coming from all over the world in an ideal setting for academic and personal development. At ICEF we:
  • Offer 100% accredited academic programs and NCAA approved courses;
  • Prepare students for the rigor of collegiate academics;
  • Provide individualized attention, through small class sizes and a low student to teacher ratio, to better meet the needs of each student;
  • Guide and assist all students to ensure they maintain a high GPA and are ready for the college application process, providing additional academic support and tutoring on-site when needed;
  • Adapt school schedules, permitting student-athletes to fully benefit from both football and academic programs;
  • Cultivate exchanges between students from different cultures and nationalities.
ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

ICEF’s individualized academic programs

Grades 8th – 12th: Student-athletes enrolled at the International Center of European Football attend a private boarding school located near the center. Founded in 1948, Saintes Croix des Neiges is amongst the leaders in academic excellence in Europe, and offers an ideal setting for academic and personal development.
  • American Middle & High School
  • Cambridge IGCSE Educational Program
  • French Middle / High School Programs

College Preparation:

  • SAT & ACT preparation
  • TOEFL & DELF preparation
  • College Advisors
  • French & English language classes
  • NCAA-approved courses (View NCAA-approved courses on the NCAA Eligibility Center website. Use the code 440344 to find UTHS courses.)

College & University: 
Student-athletes enrolled at the International Center of European Football may pursue their higher education in Europe with an outstanding curriculum, campus and student life. The proximity of the center to the Swiss border enables easy access to Webster University Geneva and Geneva Business School’s campus in Geneva, Switzerland. A local train commutes directly between Evian-les-bains and the stations adjacent to each campus in Geneva.

ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe
ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

Webster University Geneva:

Established in 1978, Webster University Geneva has served students from around the world in search of a first-class higher education and holds institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the main regional accreditors and is recognized by both CHEA and the United States Department of Education. This institutional accreditation has allowed Webster students to be accepted after their graduation into top graduate programs in Switzerland and further afield to places like Kings College London, LSE and NYU and many more across Europe, the U.S. and worldwide. Thanks to these accreditations, the degrees delivered by Webster University Geneva are recognized Internationally, including in the U.S.

Career advice, Alumni support, and Internship placement
Webster University in Geneva provides the tools and guidance to get the best possible start in life as an undergraduate or boost student’s networks and strengthen skills further through graduate programs. The University’s highly skilled internship and alumni department’s efforts have resulted in obtaining more internship offers than students available to fill the vast number of positions.

In Geneva since 1978, Webster University’s American-style campus is located in a park-like, secure and tranquil setting, a brief walk from Lake Leman, offering spectacular views of Mont Blanc. On campus, students will discover well-equipped classrooms, a library, computer labs, a cafeteria, and various staff offices (student affairs, academic advising, career services).

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs are available in various fields, including: Business Administration, Computer Science, Finance, Psychology, International Relations, Management, Media Studies, and Photography.

Webster University Geneva can also help families of admitted students to activate the traditional federal student aid programs and/or the use of family 529 (tuition investment) plans, since it is a fully-recognized American institution (with a main campus in St. Louis, USA, est. in 1915).

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ICEF International Center of European Football - Boarding soccer academy in Europe

Geneva Business School:

Geneva Business School is an international private educational institution. Its Geneva Campus is conveniently located nearby the International Center of European Football and offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, MBA programs and diverse education options taught 100% in English, using innovative learning methods and new technologies to fully prepare students for the tools and environment of the professional marketplace. The programs offer students a solid business foundation through the lens of their chosen sector specialization. Their educational mission is mostly driven by the objective of ensuring student success along with the European academic excellence.

ICEF student-athletes may combine their football passion with their academic objectives in the sports industry by pursuing a Bachelor of International Management with a Specialization in Sports Management.

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