What is Woza?
Woza Soccer offers summer service trips for soccer players, using the game to create connections across cultures. Our groups are coed and comprised of players from across the country. The only requirements for joining a Woza group are that you bring a love for the game, an open mind, and an adventurous spirit.
Why join a Woza trip?
SOCCER. EVERY DAY.
SERVICE THROUGH SOCCER
TRAVEL WITH THE GAME
Whether it’s starting a juggling circle, finding a local pick-up game, or playing in organized friendly matches, we play soccer every day on our trips. We carry a ball everywhere we go and always mix teams with local players.
We put on soccer clinics for children who don’t have access to organized sport and donate gear to the local communities. Our alumni return home as leaders, inspired to continue helping our partners abroad and using soccer for social impact.
Using soccer as our translator, we’ll broaden our horizons by trying new foods, attending local events, and visiting iconic sights. Our travel experience is enhanced by the quality of the relationships we’ll build and perspectives we’ll gain on and off the field.
Soccer is central to Costa Rica’s pura vida culture–everywhere we look we’ll find makeshift goals, pickup games, and fan-packed stadiums. We’ll spend 12-days focusing our time in Puntarenas, on the Pacific Coast, where we will play, train, and engage with the local community. We will also enjoy zip-lining and time on white-sand beaches. Join us to take in the stunning beauty of Costa Rica and learn about local culture while playing soccer on the coast, in the rainforest, and everywhere in between.
Peru is one of South America’s great soccer destinations and the game is especially strong in the Andes Mountains, where every turn reveals picturesque soccer fields and ancient Incan ruins. Focusing our time in the Sacred Valley, we’ll enjoy 18 days of exploration, service, and soccer. We’ll gain a rich sense of culture and history, while developing connections with the warm, welcoming people of Peru. Our experience is highlighted by a few days in the mystical city of Cusco and a spectacular train ride and hike up to Machu Picchu.
Malawi, nicknamed “The Warm Heart of Africa,” is a tranquil, soccer-loving country in southeastern Africa. This 19-day trip features our partner Ascent Soccer, an inspiring academy using soccer to create opportunity for Malawian children. Based in the city of Lilongwe, we’ll train with Ascent's youth academy and staff, organize a social impact soccer tournament for local clubs, and explore Malawi’s vibrant capital. Towards the end of our trip, we’ll visit the tropical shores of Lake Malawi to conduct community soccer projects, relax, and enjoy an authentic safari in Liwonde National Park.
South Africa Leadership
Join Woza‘s Soccer Leadership trip in South Africa for a 22-day long adventure, open to older players interested in creating lasting impact through soccer. Our program begins with introductory seminars in beautiful Cape Town and finishes in the country’s warm Zululand region where we’ll work alongside rural soccer organizations and go on safari. Through a focused leadership curriculum, we will study South Africa’s complex history, engage with local organizations using sports for social change, and culminate the experience by executing our own local impact projects.