Professional Soccer Academy & Boarding School in Europe / France

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International Center of European Football, France:
Welcome to Europe’s top-rated football (soccer) boarding school for male student-athletes between 11 and 23 years old! ICEF provides year-round football and academic programs taught in English and French from Middle School & High School through Bachelor's & Master's degrees (529 plan and student loans accepted). ICEF's professional football programs are implemented by a UEFA / FFF licensed coaching staff and youth development experts. Student-athletes enrolled in the 10-month Pro Residency program are eligible to join the Academy’s club, competing at the French national level, Thonon Evian Grand Geneve FC. They also participate in elite competitions established in partnership with highly regarded partner clubs, with at least 25 competitive games and 3 European football tournaments per season. ICEF's official Pro Residency Program is available for 10 months, with shorter 3 month, 1 month, 1 and 2 week intensive camp experiences available in the Summer, Fall and Spring.

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The ICEF Official Pro Residency Program begins each Fall / Autumn:
• The program length for the boarding school is 10 months from August (2020, 2021, 2022) through June (2021, 2022, 2023).
• We also offer shorter 3 month, 1 month, 1 & 2 week experiences that are available in the fall, spring and summer.

Photo of Professional Soccer Academy & Boarding School in Europe / FranceICEF’s Pro Residency Football (Soccer) programs developed by soccer experts for elite international players from 11 through 23 years old. We promote the highest values of football and develop confident and successful adults.

By striving for excellence and taking full advantage of European methodologies student-athletes mature a competitive advantage to build a successful life on and off the field.

+ Methodology and Program designed by UEFA / FFF Certified Technical Director
+ Comprehensive and elite competition program
+ Exposure to D1, D2 professional football clubs
+ Physical conditioning, therapy, balneotherapy and massage therapy
+ Professional player regimen


Online & On-site Academic Programs:
Image of Professional Soccer Academy & Boarding School in Europe / France• French Middle / High School Programs - “French Baccalaureate” (Grade 8th – 12th)
• American Middle & High School Programs (Grade 8th – 12th)
• Cambridge Educational Program
• Bachelor's Degree Programs in partnership with the Geneva Business School 
• Undergraduate Programs, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree & MBA options at Webster University.

+ French & English language classes
+ SAT & ACT exam preparation
+ TOEFL & DELF exam preparation options
+ College Advisors
+ On-site tutors

The middle school and high school education programs are taught nearby at Sainte Croix des Neiges, an established international private boarding school since 1948.

Our student-athletes follow online and on-site academic programs led by specialized teachers who closely support every student during their academic endeavors, based specifically on their academic programs, levels, and abilities.

You may also experience the European methodology through weekly intensive camps in the Summer, Fall and Spring.

Professional Football Facilities & Amenities
The center and its facilities are newly renovated. Built for a French Ligue 1 professional team a few years ago, the center boasts top-of-the-line equipment and professional amenities.

Photos of International Center of European Football, FranceAthletics
+ Football center and facilities on a 6-acre domain
+ Multiple professional 11 vs. 11 natural and heated turf fields
+ Top-of-the-line equipment and amenities
+ Professional locker rooms.


+ Full gym: cardio, strength, recovery
+ Spa: hydrotherapy & balneotherapy
+ Physical therapy
+ Real-time individual and team statistics
+ Healthy and balanced menus prepared by French cuisine chefs on-site.

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Address: Chemin des Chapelles, Evian-les-Bains, France
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2022-01-19 were from:

Brignoles, France;   India;   Valencia, Spain;   Doha, Qatar;   Lausanne/Vaud/Suisse, Switzerland;   Saint-Nicolas, Belgium;   ahwaz, Iran;   Cape Town, South Africa;   Pereira, Colombia;   Villavicencio Meta, Colombia;   and more.