Academic Advisers

The UStudy Sports team consists of highly qualified and experienced multilingual staff who are dedicated to working closely with student-athletes and their parents to make their dreams of studying playing sports abroad come true.

Members of our staff are fluent in among others, English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Arabic.

Ustudy Sports - Phill Moss

Phil Moss

Academic Adviser
UK & Ireland

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Kitty Wijsman

Academic Adviser
The Netherlands

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Lonnie Holders

Academic Adviser
The Netherlands

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Marina Meijer

Academic & Athletic Adviser
USA & Canada

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Thijs Rijpstra

Bay College

Meanwhile, Thijs has completed his first school year and the baseball team has achieved the best performance in school history. Thijs was one of the 4 regular starting pitchers. It went so well that he will return to Bay College in August to obtain his Associates Degree and play another season for the Bay Norse! Go Norse! Go Thijs! A big thanks to Amy and Marina from UStudy, they have contributed to ensuring that Thijs had such a smooth transition to student life in the US. All the information we needed was readily available, questions were answered promptly, and the guidance throughout the process was excellent!


Duc Gakpo

California State University in Long Beach

Ustudy/Marina Meijer assisted us very well in arranging everything for a year of studying in the USA.  She was always friendly, honest, and helpful. She responded quickly to messages, provided useful information, and calmly repeated in which email or PowerPoint we could find something that we had overlooked. There was so much more to it than we had expected. During the year we still received good and useful answers to our questions. Partly due to her support and effort, our son had a fantastic year at California State University Long Beach.


Boaz Santibáñez Yáñez

The Hoosac School and Layton Christian Academy

Marina has been of tremendous help in finding a suitable school in America for my son. Thanks to her, his dream of playing basketball in America has come true. She facilitated conversations with various schools and coaches, allowing us to choose the best option. Furthermore, she guided us through the administrative process. Marina was always available to answer our questions and provide further assistance. She is pleasant to work with, efficient, and detail-oriented. If you are looking for a school in America or Canada, I highly recommend her services!