Swimming scholarship in the USA
"After finishing high school, my dream was both to continue to play sports at a high level and to study Computer Engineering. Unfortunately, I realized that by continuing my university studies in Italy, I would have had big problems in making this happen. America offers this opportunity so thanks to my parents, who share and support my aspiration, we were able, after searching on the web, to contact UNI Student Advisors. This led me on the path that allowed me to achieve these results, we can definitely say that it was a very positive choice and experience".
After beginning the admission process in October, Salvatore faced some difficulties with English, which did not allow him to maintain productive contact with the coaches. How did we manage that?
"Given the significant language difficulties, it was very helpful to have a common e-mail contact between us. You have contacted and maintained contact with the coaches on my behalf, always making me directly involved in the exchange. Also, the numerous skype calls with the swim coaches were facilitated by the on-call participation of your staff. We contacted 94 universities and the coaches who were actually interested were about ten."
We have also supported Salvatore facing the bureaucratic tasks involved in the U.S. college admissions process:
"The bureaucratic activities for admission to American colleges are many and require a lot of patience and continuous contact with America that we certainly could not have handled on our own. Thanks to UNI Student Advisors we were able to complete the process without any obstacle or difficulty".
Being from Crotone, we never had the pleasure of meeting Salvatore in person. Here are Salvatore's considerations on our remote support: "We immediately trusted the agency's founder, Mattia Pastore, and his staff, who led us during the entire process, explaining what we would be up against. You have also provided emotional support that was crucial for us given the uncertainty of my admission. There are many factors that contribute to college admission. We did not feel the lack of direct contact with a manager as the phone calls, texts, conference calls, and emails were continuous and satisfying throughout the process, as they still are."
Here's what Salvatore would suggest to an athlete who wants to study abroad:
"I think that UNI Student Advisors is fundamental for an athlete who wants to realize a dream, that of entering a reality that is not the Italian one with the possibility of continuing their studies thanks to sports scholarships".
A big thank you to Salvatore and his family for their trust in our company and their availability.