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1 1 EduKick USA – Pennsylvania International Academy (PIA) "Academic Year" Soccer Boarding High School in affiliation with… EduKick USA – PIA affiliated High School is:

2 2 Mercyhurst Prep graduates have attended top U.S. colleges and universities, including: Harvard Yale Princeton Notre Dame Cornell University of Chicago Carnegie Mellon Brown Columbia Dartmouth Vassar College of William & Mary Case Western. EduKick USA - PIA Mercyhurst Graduates

3 EduKick USA – PIA Soccer Complex 3

4 EduKick USA – PIA Soccer Facilities Include: 19 outdoor full size natural grass soccer pitches Indoor Fieldhouse, includes 2 regulation size turf soccer fields Athletic club and state of the art fitness centre (gym) Housing Centre – 116 rooms, offers Dormitory style lodging Dining hall – Located inside the Housing centre can accommodate up to 400 people in one sitting and allows up to 4 separate areas for groups and conferences. Wi-Fi internet access is available Cafeteria – Located in the housing centre the cafeteria offers a variety of healthy meals and is available for Breakfast, lunch and dinner Games room - place for participants to relax and spend down time playing ping pong, air hockey and pool. There are a variety of video game consoles and a giant 7 foot satellite TV screen along with comfortable couches and places to visit Indoor Sports dome – The primary training centre for EduKick USA soccer players during the winter months. There is also Miniature golf course and an arcade zone 4

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6 EduKick USA – PIA Soccer Boarding School Head Technical Soccer Coach Coach SAM TOJAGA - Born and raised in British Columbia Canada, member of the Canadian Under16 and Under 18 National Team Programs Moved to Erie PA in 1994 and guided the Erie Admirals Under-19 and 20 Teams to State Championships in 1995 and Coached the Under-12 State Champions, 2003 and 2005 Seven Region Titles, Four Time PIAA State Quarter Finalist and State Semi Finalist Assisted over 55 Cathedral Prep Soccer Players attend various Colleges and Universities on Soccer Scholarships and has relationships with many of the top US Colleges & Universities Coaching Director of EduKick USA – PIA and the Erie Admirals SC, in charge of twelve youth teams and over 85 junior aged players 6

7 EduKick USA – PIA Soccer Boarding School Affiliated Youth Soccer Club EduKick USA – PIA affiliated US Youth Soccer Club : ERIE ADMIRALS All EduKick USA – PIA student-soccer players train daily under EduKick technical soccer coaching staff and also are inserted onto an Erie Admiral Soccer Club team according to age and level where they train twice weekly and play a weekend match. 7

8 8 One of the top high schools in America Founded in % university placement Total enrollment 650 students Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. Students can choose from three levels of academic study: Basic College Preparatory Program Honors Classes International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB ) EduKick USA – PIA Mercyhurst Preparatory School

9 EduKick USA – PIA International Baccalaureate (IB) Program 9 Mercyhurst offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program. The IB program promotes critical thinking, communication, and integration of the information through in depth study of major areas of knowledge. Successful completion of the IB program earns a diploma recognized for university admission at colleges and universities throughout the world. For more information on IB program:

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11 EduKick USA – PIA Study in America 11 “We strongly encourage international students to study in the United States, and are committed to helping them choose the American college or university that best meets there needs.” Judith A. McHale Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs “EduKick International Football Academies is pleased to offer our international students worldwide the opportunity to study and train daily in the US with our partners at PIA and Mercyhurst Prep. This is a fantastic opportunity for international players to continue their soccer development and education in the US and also to begin their US College or University soccer program search.” Joseph W. Bilotta, Founder & Owner, EduKick, INC. EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA)

12 EduKick USA – PIA To Best Prepare for College Soccer in America 12 Attend top high school soccer academy in America thereby exposing yourself to US College & University Soccer Coaches. By studying and playing soccer in America and living in Dormitory with American students, you will: Learn to read, write, and speak English Learn and understand Western culture Learn to adapt to social and lifestyle change Prove to U.S. colleges you can academically achieve within the American educational system Living in dormitory prepares for college dorm experience

13 13 EduKick USA – PIA Soccer Boarding School Students participate in study hall sessions daily

14 World Languages Sequence French I College Prep French II College Prep French III College Prep French IV College Prep Spanish I College Prep Spanish II College Prep Spanish III College Prep Spanish IV College Prep French I MPS Pre-IB/Honors French II MPS Pre-IB/Honors French III IB/Honors French IV IB/Honors Spanish I MPS Pre-IB/Honors Spanish II MPS Pre-IB/Honors Spanish III IB/Honors Spanish IV IB/Honors Madarin Chinese I Honors Madarin Chinese II Honors EduKick USA – PIA Language Classes

15 Social Studies Sequence World Cultures College Prep Government/Economics College Prep Americas College Prep Modern American History College Prep Psychology College Prep Art History College Prep World Cultures MPS Pre-IB/ Honors Government/Economics MPS Pre-IB/ Honors Americas Honors Modern American History Honors Art History IB/Honors Americas History (Two Year Program) IB World History (Two Year Program) IB EduKick USA – PIA Social Studies Classes

16 Science Sequence Science Concepts College Prep Chemistry College Prep Biology College Prep Physics College Prep Science Concepts MPS Pre-IB/ Honors Chemistry IB/ Honors Biology I IB/Honors Physics Honors Chemistry II IB/Honors and/or Biology II IB/Honors EduKick USA – PIA Sciences Classes

17 Mathematics Sequence Pre-Algebra College Prep Algebra I College Prep Informal Geometry College Prep Algebra II College Prep Algebra I College Prep Geometry College Prep Algebra II College Prep Trigonometry College Prep Senior Math College Prep Algebra I Honors Geometry Honors Algebra II/Trig Honors Calculus I Honors Algebra I MPS Pre-IB Geometry MPS Pre-IB Algebra II/Trig IB Discrete Math IB Calculus I IB Geometry MPS Pre-IB Algebra II/Trig IB Calculus IB Calculus II IB EduKick USA – PIA Mathematics Classes

18 EduKick USA – PIA English Classes English Sequence Freshman English College Prep Sophomore English College Prep Junior English College Prep Senior English College Prep Freshman English MPS Pre-IB/ Honors Sophomore English MPS Pre-IB/ Honors Junior English Honors Senior English Honors Jr./Sr. Humanities (Two Year Program) IB (Year 1) Jr./Sr. Humanities (Two Year Program) IB (Year 2)

19 Theology Sequence Freshman Theology College Prep Sophomore Theology College Prep Christian Ethics Honors Religions of the World College Prep Religions of the World IB/Honors Peer Leadership College Prep Christian Ethics Honors Christian Ethics College Prep Christian Ethics College Prep Religions of the World College Prep Religions of the World Honors/IB EduKick USA – PIA Theology Classes

20 20 TECHNOLOGY/BUSINESS Microsoft Office Microsoft Word MS Power Point MS Excel MS Publisher MS Access Intro to Programming Programming in Visual C++ Design Online Accounting Term Elective: Financial Planning, Saving and Investing, and Banking and Credit Year Elective: Your Financial Future EduKick USA – PIA Mercyhurst Prep Technology Classes

21 21 PHYSICAL EDUCATION Principles of Wellness and Fitness Cross Training Personal Fitness Advanced PE Topics HEALTH EDUCATION Health I, II, III Athletic Training INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES Career Internship Theory of Knowledge, Honors/*IB Requirement Academic Skills Literacy Skills Intro to Flight Intro Restaurant/Cafeteria Management Roe v. Wade Intro to Logic Additional Classes Mercyhurst Prep

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23 EduKick USA – PIA Student Clubs In addition to the EduKick USA – PIA soccer player`s daily training sessions there are many Mercyhurst Prep School Student Clubs to choose from: 23 National Honor Society Photo Club Dance Team Finance Club Feed the Hungry History Club Speech and Debate Peace Corps Club Student Government Women in Motion Visual Media Club Golf Club Student Politics Club Mu Alpha Theta-Math Club Model U.N. National Art Honor Society Snow Ski Club Book Club

24 EduKick USA- PIA Soccer Development 24 Training 5 times per week (Monday to Friday) Individual training plans Seasonal soccer program outline Bi-weekly communication to parents/guardians regarding the athletes performance Set soccer specific goals for each student- athlete Perform informal and formal performance evaluations Written academic report cards provided by affiliate school Mercyhurst Prep Trips/tournaments/exposure pertaining to the development and promotion of the athletes within the program to help athletes attain college scholarships/or play at the highest level in soccer Provide regular program news via specific blog, Facebook and YouTube and twitter accounts. Supervised residency placement includes Three (3) meals daily. Documents and letters of invitation for all student-athletes who require student visas to study in USA Soccer Uniform/Kit package to include 3 sets of training socks, shorts, jersey and a tracksuit Placement to local club/teams. Our direct affiliated soccer club are the Erie Admirals: Admirals Supervised “Core Fitness” Gym Training Schedule for duration of the academic year

25 EduKick USA – PIA Playing Soccer and Studying at a U.S. College Has Many Benefits… 25 Opportunity to be drafted as a professional player into Major League SoccerMajor League Soccer Competitive advantage in the workplace Higher-paying job Development of skills and flexibility needed to work globally More personal independence Builds English fluency and Intercultural Competence (ICC)

26 EduKick USA Pennsylvania International Academy (PIA) more information on EduKick partners PIA…www.piacademy.org 26 PIA is a residential and student administration affiliate located near Mercyhurst. PIA provides housing 24/7 for international students that attend its affiliated school, Mercyhurst. PIA provides total support to international students from registration and admission to graduation and college acceptance with over 100 personal services offered.

27 EduKick USA Additional PIA Services 27 Additional Services: Regular support and communication around all soccer related services associated with EduKick USA - PIA A safe student environment with daily food service Administration of all fees Parent communications from registration to graduation Daily understanding of American culture Access to top doctors and heath care services ESL support when necessary Study support offered to students Well trained staff with over 200 years of combined experience

28 EduKick USA - PIA Residence Campus 28

29 Frequently Asked Questions 29 1) What are your detailed expenses? Tuition $39,990 USD (includes all education, accommodation and soccer) Deposit: $4,500 applied toward tuition Basic Activity Fee Included in Tuition Cost Medical Coverage Included in Tuition Cost Books Included in Tuition Cost Uniforms & Soccer Gear Included in Tuition Cost 3 Meals Per Day Included in Tuition Cost $20.00 per week spending allowance Includes free Apple iPAD

30 Frequently Asked Questions 30 2) How often does school issue report cards? Three times a year. Parents can access grades from Website. 3) How do parents contact you? We have a full time student communications director, Amy Wiler, on staff who will answer questions daily by phone or . 4) Can parents come and visit? Yes – Parent are welcome anytime. We can arrange lodging at a local hotel. Parents must cover own expenses. 5) Is the Dormitory open during holidays? Yes – We are open 24/7 and during holidays.

31 Frequently Asked Questions 31 6) What is the soccer (football) curriculum? Train 5 days per week with EduKick USA staff coaches, inserted into local club team for additional two evening training and weekend match, also 2-3 core fitness gym sessions weekly. 7) Are there other weekend activities? We have activities planned every weekend. Expect to play at least one (1) soccer match. Some are free while others require a small charge that is deducted from the activity account. 8) What happens when student is sick? During school, a full time nurse is on staff. After school and on weekends, a full time Dorm Administrator will take student to the Certified Doctor. Nurses will look after all soccer related injuries. 8) What communication or updates are provided to parents for soccer? Bi-weekly BLOG post, twitter post and photos & videos will be shared with parents of international soccer players on the course.

32 Frequently Asked Questions 32 9) Are tutor’s available if student needs assistance? Yes – we have many available at a small charge. 10) Do you have safety checks? Safety of the student is one of our top priorities. We have daily, weekly, and monthly checklist that all must follow. 11) Is the Residence Hall Supervised? Yes- we have Dorm Teacher’s on staff 24/7 for the girls and boys wing. 12) What kind of English Programs are offered? We have many classes available along with an extensive cultural adjustment program to guide each student in learning English and western culture.

33 EduKick International Football Academies (EIFA) EduKick USA - PIA 33 Our Mission: To operate the world's leading international soccer/football and education academy boarding schools; building strong business relationships in a vibrant, creative and ethical international football environment. To teach, inspire and create the best technical footballers possible and create international students with inter-cultural competence (ICC) enabling them to compete in the modern competitive world.

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35 35 If you are committed to study & play hard and never give up, we will spare no effort to support you here at the EduKick USA – PIA Soccer Boarding School: Knowledge in "Soccer & Education" is the way to determine your destiny…contact NOW to start your application process! Tel: (905) Toll-Free: 1(866) Edu-Kick ( ) Fax: (905) SKYPE (VOIP) Name: jonedukick


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