Florida State University - Republic of Panama Campus

Panama City, Panama

This Regional Institute is aimed at connecting secondary school counselors within Latin America with university admission advising tools and networks of universities around the world. It is also intended for universities in North America, Europe, and around the world who want to build connections and deepen their understanding of the Latin American student market.   

Through in-depth and focused conversations and presentations, participants will gain a greater understanding of the educational process, admission requirements, fees and scholarships, and the challenges and opportunities students face when applying to a university outside of Latin America.  

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Latin America 2018





College Fair


Why Attend the International ACAC Latin America Institute? 

The Regional Institute will allow for two days of concentrated networking, educational sessions, and conversations that are specific to Latin American students.

Representatives from universities and high schools, including admissions officers, principals, counselors, and teachers are encouraged to attend. All levels of experience are welcome. International ACAC membership is required.

Colleges and Universities Currently Scheduled to Attend

High Schools and Organizations Currently Scheduled to Attend

Institute Location

Florida State University – Republic of Panama Campus
Panama City, Panama
Approximately 60 minutes from Tocumen International Airport

Florida State University offers a rich international environment with a highly talented student body from over 140 countries and hosting over 2,600 visiting scholars and researchers from around the world each year.

The FSU campus in Panama is located in the City of Knowledge, a cluster of over 300 academic, scientific, and humanistic institutions interacting on 300 acres of land in a converted U.S. military base next to the Panama Canal, with over 200 hundred buildings including modern student housing, academic installations and research laboratories, and activity centers that serve more than 5,000 community members.

The goal of FSU is to move into the “Top 25” nationally recognized public universities in the U.S. and to continue to expand its global footprint, fostering diversity and inclusion. Nowhere are these attributes more evident than in the FSU campus in the Republic of Panama, which is celebrating this year its 60th anniversary in the Isthmus.

FSU arrived in Panama 1957 with the mission of offering U.S. college education to members of the U.S. armed forces stationed in the Canal Zone and has since evolved into a modern campus offering undergraduate and graduate programs to students from all over the world and an emblematic presence of the U.S. educational system in Latin America.

The FSU campus in Panama is accredited in the United States of America by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges.  

The school is a member of International ACAC.


Latin America Regional Institute fees are:
  • $175 USD - High School and Individual Members
  • $190 USD - College/University and Organizational Members
The institute will also offer scholarship opportunities for secondary school counselors and regional members who could not otherwise afford to attend. Click here for more information about Latin America Regional Institute travel grants.


High School and Individual members have the option of selecting on-campus housing at Ciudad del Saber. Housing is $35/per night for a double room with roommate. We do have housing available for one day on either side of the Institute (the nights of March 7th and March 10th) if needed. Click here for more information about the lodging complex.

General information and reservation links for the off-campus hotel options can be found here.


High School & Individual Members - Register here!

College/University Members - Register here!

Organizational Members - Register here!


*This is a tentative, working schedule.

Thursday, March 8

  • Arrivals
  • Opening Session
  • Dinner and Networking

Friday, March 9

  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Networking Lunch
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Potential Reverse High School Fair 
  • Dinner 

Saturday, March 10

  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Lunch
  • Optional FSU Panama University Tour
  • Optional International ACAC College/University Fair
    • The fair will be held following the Institute on Saturday, March 10, time TBD, at Ciudad del Saber
    • The registration fee for the fair is $125 USD per/institution. Register HERE.
    • Open and advertised to students and local schools in the region.
  • Optional Evening Cultural Activity

College Fair

  • The Fair will be held following the Institute on Saturday, March 10, time TBD, at Ciudad del Saber.
  • The registration fee for the Fair is $125 USD per/institution. Register HERE.
  • Open and advertised to students and local schools in the region.
Additional Events in the Region: In an effort to make international travel more valuable and efficient for our university attendees, the Latin America Regional Institute Committee is making an effort to keep you apprised of additional events in the region as they are scheduled.

Following our institute, Universities are invited to attend the Central American College Tour, organized by Colegios APDE and set up free of cost for universities interested in recruiting students in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. This is not an International ACAC sponsored event, but we encourage external efforts in order to provide further recruitment opportunities for University attendees.

Additional questions about the Regional Institute?
Click here to contact us!