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Bring the Athlete with You When You Go Abroad.

Global Players is the first ever study abroad program specifically designed by athletes for athletes. Programs are designed for rising college students to recent graduates interested in coaching, business or humanities, travel, and international sports development. Students from ANY college or university, from ANY major, from ANYWHERE in the world are encouraged to apply. Select a program below to learn more.

Which Program is Right for Me?

It is our goal to help you find the right program that meets your personal and professional goals. Whether you want a challenging academic curriculum, to play your sport among the best in the world, or to focus primarily on leadership and service learning, there is a program for YOU.

Making an impact through your sport

What began as a vision in 2008 to offer student-athletes the unique opportunity to study and play internationally has now sent hundreds of collegiate student-athletes abroad. Sport has the power to bridge gaps, unite cultures and even change the world. Global Players is committed to maximizing this great potential by providing programs that support diverse student-athletes so they can have better futures and greater impacts on the world. #playtheglobe

Your Questions. Answered.

Explore Programs and Locations

Global Players has teamed up with universities, study abroad providers, businesses and sports clubs around the world to provide programming that sets us apart. Our off-season programs range from 10 days to 10 weeks and pair specialized courses, internships, and leadership opportunities with the chance to play and train while in the host country. We pride ourselves on being inclusive. Student-athletes from any sport, from any college or university, from any major and from any walk of life are invited and encouraged to apply.

Our current program sites include the Czech RepublicSwitzerland, the Netherlands and Brazil with new sites on the horizon through our faculty-led and team travel initiatives.

Program Pillars

There are thousands of study abroad programs out there and hundreds of tours where participants can play or serve while abroad. But where else and with what other organization can you do it all? All of our programs include four pillars to make each offering unique and impactful.


Through our strategic partnerships, innovative academic courses, on-site leadership training and cultural immersion, we guarantee that you will be learning and growing both personally and professionally every step of the way. The world is your classroom, and we are your guides.


Global Players was founded by two former D1 student-athletes so it's no wonder that this pillar is the one that separates us from the rest. Through our athletic immersion program participants will compete and train in the host country with athletes from around the world.


"Tourists" go abroad while "Travelers" grow abroad. Our goal at Global Players is to help you become travelers. We challenge our participants to color outside the lines, taste and try new things, and ultimately live like a local while abroad.


Our programs take athletes "out of bounds" through a variety of service learning opportunities. Participants gain so much from their summer abroad that we feel it is our responsibility to give back, not only as Global Players but as global citizens.

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