"With a perfect mix of soccer, community service, and travel, he made great friends and increased his independence."
- Mark, Woza Parent, West Orange, N.J.
It’s so much more than a soccer tour.
Travel the world with the game you love in your back pocket. Experience a new culture, play with inspiring local people, and immerse yourself in the traditions of a new country. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime to see how soccer can have tremendous social impact. Across three continents, four countries, and countless soccer pitches we allow soccer players to serve, play, and grow through unique travel experiences and powerful service work with local partners. After a Woza trip, you will return home with a new set of leadership skills as well as a deeper connection to the world and the beautiful game.
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SOCCER - EVERY DAY.
You didn't need to be a star soccer player to thrive on a Woza trip. You just needed to love the game. We played soccer every single day, whether it was a formal friendly match in a stadium, training and coaching at a local academy, finding local pickup games, or simply juggling with our safari guides. We carried a ball with everywhere and incorporated soccer into our daily traditions. One tradition popular among our alumni is the 'chip challenge' - everyday one person is assigned the role of running the days 'chip challenge' where they design or choose an obstacle course for the ball to be passed through/on/in.
TRAVEL WITH THE GAME.
Our groups traveled to some of the most beautiful and interesting places on earth. We took every opportunity to engage deeply with our host country by eating local food, visiting historical sites, going on safari and exploring markets, museums and mountains. The goal of every trip was to immerse our participants in a destination's soccer culture - for example, by attending professional matches or learning to make handmade "ragball" soccer balls from local materials. Because we used the game as a means for cultural exchange, Woza players experienced soccer’s unique ability to break down racial, cultural and social barriers, creating incredible, welcoming, and heartfelt experiences wherever we were.
SERVICE THROUGH SOCCER.
We built soccer-focused service and leadership opportunities into every day of our itineraries, from coaching youth players to rehabilitating local soccer fields. After each summer, our players stayed engaged by implementing partner-focused impact plans developed on their Woza trips. Furthermore, our national Student Leadership Board provided the most inspired and dedicated alumni with the opportunity for longer-term leadership and involvement within the Woza Soccer organization. Click here to learn more about our impact and here to learn more about our partners.