This programme is definitely at the highest level of its kind, comparable to the Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid or Barcelona Programs. As a matter of fact, our teams play against those teams. The programme’s two main points of attention are school and soccer-football. In order to achieve this, we have the Árula School, located right next to the Residence here in Alalpardo. This way the children won’t miss a day of school.
Extracted from an interview with the Programme’s Director: Daniel Fernandez.
Besides the academic and soccer-football training experience as well as the great cultural and entertainment offer, this program helps its members to develop an important social experience by giving the contact with different children from many different cultures. The bottom line is we offer a truly remarkable and unique experience.
Here is the opinion of some of our participating members who talk about their experience with us:
Luciano Bitegue (Equatorial Guinea, 15 years): member of the Elite Full Course Program since 2009: “A rewarding experience, not only have I improved my academic education, I have also become a better football player playing at The Alcobendas Football Club against teams like Real Madrid or Atlético de Madrid. My adaptation process has been easy mainly because of the help from International Soccer Academy of Madrid staff members as well as my team and school mates.”
Antonio Morelles (Russia, 16 years): member of the Elite Full Course Program since 2009: “The decision to sign up for the complete course programme was mainly because my father wanted me to come to Spain and study at school and learn Spanish. When we found out about this programme and so the facilities, we were impressed and didn’t hesitate about taking the programme. Now as I look back and think about the experience I have lived and have shared, I feel that I’ve learned and accomplished a lot. The atmosphere was incredible and I’m looking forward to coming back again next year.”