American Football VS Soccer
Depending on where you live, football and soccer can refer to completely different games. For example, in America football refers to American football whereas in the UK it refers to association football, which in America would be called soccer. And while American football is the most popular sport in America, football (aka soccer) is the world’s most popular sport (brilliantmaps.com).
Map showing use of ‘football’ vs ‘soccer’, creatd by reddit user reddripper
What’s the Difference?
American football is a team sport with eleven players on the field at a time. American football requires players to have speed, power, and explosiveness that requires helmets and padding to be worn. The main objective of the sport is scoring goals by moving forward with the ball into the opposite team’s end line for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the challenger’s goalpost.
Soccer (called fútbol or football in most countries) is the most popular sport in the world. The objective of the game is to score goals by kicking the ball into the net behind the goal post. Soccer involves primarily kicking the ball to play vs American football which uses throwing to move the ball.
Want to play a sport during your exchange?
Many exchange students learn new sports or enjoy an old favorite while studying abroad. Your local public school will offer seasonal sports. To the join the team, ask a counselor or coach about the process. Can’t find the sport you want to play at your school? Try city sports leagues! They offer a chance to meet your local community and compete in a sport.
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Learn a New Language from Home
As an adult, learning a new language can be challenging and daunting. Many people do not know where to begin. Experts in linguistics agree immersion in the language is a top way to learn a language quickly. However, traveling globally can be expensive and time consuming. We have the perfect solution! – Hosting a foreign exchange student is an opportunity to speak with a native speaker without leaving home. Daily language exchanges with your host student will teach you a new language in no time.
A host student is also an excellent learning experience for children. Children are able to pick up on languages quickly. Their brains are like sponges soaking up knowledge. If you have children in the home, a foreign exchange student speaking their native language could greatly influence your child. Our exchange students from Spain are excited to share their culture and language with your family. With Spanish as the 2nd most spoken language in the United States, this experience will be mutually beneficial.
At Student Ambassador Exchange (SAE), we connect you to an international exchange student in need of a host family.
Find an exchange student for your family here: http://saeglobal.org/student-exchange-photolisting/
Are you not ready to become a host family or want to learn the language before your student arrives? We have helpful tools to support you below!
Spanish Language Apps:
FluentU – https://www.fluentu.com/en/
Duolingo – https://www.duolingo.com/
Spanish Language Websites:
Spanish Language Podcasts:
Spanish Pod 101 – https://www.spanishpod101.com/
Coffee Break Spanish – https://radiolingua.com/category/coffee-break-spanish/
Now that you have the tools… Have fun learning your next language!
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