World Cup Eugene
A scholarship from a U.S. university is the basis for a successful athletic and academic career.
A good example of this outstanding success was the World Athletics Championships in Eugene in 2022. Many of the medalists were either active or former student-athletes at an American college. Hence, studying in the US can be the first important step to become part of the world elite.
June and July
Emmanuel Korir is perhaps the most successful international track and field athlete to ever study in the United States. The 28-year-old holds a personal best of 1:42.05 in the 800 meters, which ranks as the sixth-fastest time ever run over that distance. He competed for the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) from 2016-2017 and has since continued to train there as a professional athlete. The Kenyan celebrated his greatest success in 2021 with his victory in the 800m at the Tokyo Olympics. In 2022, he won the gold medal at the world championships in Eugene. In addition to his athletic accomplishments, he graduated from UNEP with two academic degrees.