Recruiting Student-Athletes Internationally? Try International Secondary Schools – A World of Opportunities Brought Closer

Athletics Administration, Vol. 50, No. 4, 56-61

6 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2015  

Eric Zillmer

Drexel University

Anastasios Kaburakis

Saint Louis University - John Cook School of Business

Annie Constantinides

ACS Athens

Date Written: April 15, 2015

Abstract

It is a well-established fact that universities in the United States are examining processes of expanding into the international market by attracting students from all over the world. This global strategy by U.S. universities and colleges expands their footprint, increases partnerships with international educational and research agencies, and brings cultural diversity to a campus. International student recruiting has also become a good business model for American universities. As a result, U.S. institutions of higher education have committed increasing amounts of resources and infrastructure support in order to attract international students. If higher education entities are motivated in recruiting globally, why should intercollegiate athletics lag behind?

Keywords: International, Student-Athletes, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Athletics, NCAA, Recruiting, Secondary, Private Schools, Preparatory, Academics

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19, K20, K29, K30, K39, K40, K41, K49

Suggested Citation

Zillmer, Eric and Kaburakis, Anastasios and Constantinides, Annie, Recruiting Student-Athletes Internationally? Try International Secondary Schools – A World of Opportunities Brought Closer (April 15, 2015). Athletics Administration, Vol. 50, No. 4, 56-61. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2653467

Eric Zillmer

Drexel University ( email )

33rd & Market
Dept. of Athletics
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
215.895.1416 (Phone)

Anastasios Kaburakis (Contact Author)

Saint Louis University - John Cook School of Business ( email )

3674 Lindell Blvd 407
St. Louis, MO 63108-3397
United States

Annie Constantinides

ACS Athens ( email )

129 Aghias Paraskevis
Athletic Department
Athens, Attica 15234
Greece
+302106393200 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.acs.gr

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