What is Woza?
"My Woza trip made me appreciate how soccer can connect people all over the world." - Amanda, Potomac, Md.
Woza Soccer offers authentic international summer service trips for high school and college soccer players, using the game to create connections across cultures. Our groups are coed and comprised of players from across the country. The only requirement for joining a Woza group is bringing a love for the game, an open mind, and an adventurous spirit. As a nonprofit, we prioritize keeping trips financially accessible and use proceeds to support our partners abroad.
“Woza!" "Woza Mvelo, WOZA WOZAAA!!!”
If you’re anywhere near a game of soccer in Zululand, South Africa, it's impossible not to hear it. “Woza” translates to “come” in the Zulu language, and on the soccer field, it's slang for "pass me the ball." Soccer players in that part of the world use the term to plead for the ball from teammates (Woza! WOZAAA!), express dismay about a poor play (Wozaaahhh....), and generally "speak soccer" on the field. It is the one word you need to know to make connections.