Latin America Recruitment Program

Latin America presents excellent recruitment opportunities for Catholic universities and colleges. Latin America and the Caribbean are home to the majority of the world’s Catholic population: 39% of Catholics are found in this region of the world. Many Latin American students and families recognize the importance of an international educational experience, with many students seeking to improve their English language skills.

About the Tour

The National CCAA has led the recruitment tour to Latin America since 2009. The smaller size of the tour (15 institutions on average each year) offers the opportunity for meaningful interaction with students, parents and counselors in as many as seven countries in just over two weeks. Tour participants participate in counselor breakfasts and visit carefully selected high schools, meeting with students who are interested in Catholic higher education and in attending college in the U.S.

Latin America 2020


Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 21, 2020


Lima, Peru; San Salvador, El Salvador; Guatemala City, Guatemala; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Panama City, Panama; Quito, Ecuador; Baranquilla, Colombia; Cali, Colombia; and Bogota, Colombia*


View the 2020 tour schedule.*

All college representatives participating in the Latin America Recruitment Program must attend every National CCAA-sponsored visit during the tour. The program is promoted with the understanding that all participating schools will be at each event.


$10,440 per participant

The tour cost covers international airfare, hotel accommodations, airport departure taxes; breakfasts; opening and closing dinners; transportation on first-class air conditioned buses to visits, hotels and airports; tour table sign; tour booklet; and guidance from a Wren International professional tour manager. Please note that this cost is separate from the $350 deposit required to secure your spot on the tour. 

Tour Team

The tour will be led by Ian Sonia, Emmanuel College (tour coordinator), and Stephanie Szczepanski, Saint Louis University (assistant tour coordinator). Tour support is provided by Wren International. Contact Ian Sonia or Stephanie Szczepanski with questions about the tour.


Deadline: January 6, 2020

A $350 deposit made payable to the National CCAA is required at the time of registration. Registration is open only to National CCAA member institutions.

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*subject to change


What past participants are saying

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"I think the Latin America tour offers a great opportunity for new professionals in international admissions. During my first tour, I was brand new to the field, but the tour leaders helped show me the ropes and really worked with everyone on the tour to better understand the landscape of recruitment in the region. Now, in 2020, I’m looking forward to leading the tour and being able to share my perspective and experience with new tour participants."

– Ian Sonia, Emmanuel College (MA)

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"Being my first international tour, I didn't know what to expect, but the bar has been set very high."

– Jon Pepin, Stonehill College (MA)

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"As a first-timer, I thought everything was wonderful.  I will be back for sure next year and hopefully more after that!"

– Anne Faucett, Benedictine College (KS)