As a region, Latin America is seeing an unprecedented number of student recruiters heading its way. Increased levels of English proficiency and higher per capita incomes have cemented this region as an attractive market to recruit international students.
With so many dynamic and fluctuating international student markets in one region, it can be tricky to determine which countries are worth investing in. Colombia, for example, is on the up, sending over 25,000 students overseas each year. Other countries have experienced decreasing numbers, often due to a downturn in their economies, or political changes, or a combination of the two.
Over the last 15 years, FPP has organised fairs in most Latin American countries. With vast experience in these markets, FPP has unparalleled knowledge when it comes to student recruitment in the region. For 2016, we are avoiding markets such as Argentina, Paraguay and Venezuela, but visiting Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Panama - areas which we know our customers will successfully recruit from.

LATIN AMERICA / EDUEXPOS

March 22 to April 10, 2017

Buy 3 cities in Latin America, get a 4th free
Buy 6 cities in Latin America, get a 7th and 8th free
Buy 7 cities in Latin America, get an 8th, 9th and 10th free

Register
Location Date Early Bird Rate Standard Rate
Panama City
High School Visit
March 22, 2017 $ 290 USD $ 490 USD fpp edu media info about panama city
Panama City March 22, 2017 $ 1,850 USD $ 2,075 USD fpp edu media info about panama city
Barranquilla March 24, 2017 $ 1,850 USD $ 2,075 USD fpp edu media info about barranquila
Medellin March 26, 2017 $ 1,850 USD $ 2,075 USD fpp edu media info about medellin
Bucaramanga
High School Visit
March 28, 2017 $ 290 USD $ 490 USD fpp edu media info about bucaramanga
Bucaramanga March 28, 2017 $ 1,850 USD $ 2,075 USD fpp edu media info about bucaramanga
Pereira
High School Visit
March 30, 2017 $ 290 USD $ 490 USD fpp edu media info about pereira
Pereira March 30, 2017 $ 1,850 USD $ 2,075 USD fpp edu media info about pereira
Bogota April 1 & 2, 2017 $ 3,750 USD $ 3,990 USD SOLD OUT
Quito
High School Visit
April 4, 2017 $ 290 USD $ 490 USD fpp edu media info about quito
Quito April 4, 2017 $ 1,850 USD $ 2,075 USD SOLD OUT
Lima
High School Visit
April 6, 2017 $ 390 USD $ 490 USD fpp edu media info about lima
Lima April 6, 2017 $ 2,075 USD $ 2,275 USD fpp edu media info about lima
Santiago April 8, 2017 $ 2,075 USD $ 2,275 USD fpp edu media info about santiago
Buenos Aires April 10, 2017 $ 2,075 USD $ 2,275 USD fpp edu media info about buenos aires
Panama City has a population of 1.5 million people, and is considered to be the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America. The city is a regional hub of trade and immigration, bridging the gap between North and South America.
Panama City has a population of 1.5 million people, and is considered to be the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America. The city is a regional hub of trade and immigration, bridging the gap between North and South America.
Barranquilla is the 4th largest city in Colombia with a population of 1.1 million inhabitants. The city has seen good rates of commercial growth since the turn of the century, and its location on the Magdallena river makes it one of the Caribbean’s busiest ports.
The city of Medellin, with a population of over 3.5 million, has been rated as the most innovative city in the world, winning awards for its transit system. Budget alterations have made education more widely available across the city.
Bucaramanga is famous for the number of parks within the city and is often referred to as ‘La Ciudad Bonita de Colombia’ (Colombia’s Beautiful City). With over half a million inhabitants, Bucaramanga is best known for its textile industry, and is also home to several wealthy oil and gas firms.
Bucaramanga is famous for the number of parks within the city and is often referred to as ‘La Ciudad Bonita de Colombia’ (Colombia’s Beautiful City). With over half a million inhabitants, Bucaramanga is best known for its textile industry, and is also home to several wealthy oil and gas firms.
Pereira is situated in the Coffee Axis of Colombia and has the Pasia region’s second highest population after Medellin. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, Pereira has a metropolitan area of just under 1 million citizens.
Pereira is situated in the Coffee Axis of Colombia and has the Pasia region’s second highest population after Medellin. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, Pereira has a metropolitan area of just under 1 million citizens.
Quito is the capital city of Ecuador and the second most populous. Quito is a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity, with one of the best-preserved, least altered historic centres in Latin America.
Lima is the capital city of Peru with a population of approximately 10 million. Home to one-third of Peru’s population, Lima is the political, cultural and economic centre of the country. There are several excellent international schools in the city, which follow the standard of a US and European curriculum.
Lima is the capital city of Peru with a population of approximately 10 million. Home to one-third of Peru’s population, Lima is the political, cultural and economic centre of the country. There are several excellent international schools in the city, which follow the standard of a US and European curriculum.
Santiago is the 5th largest city in Latin America, and one of the most modern cities on the continent, with a population of approximately 5 million. Santiago is home to Universidad de Chile, which ranks as 4th of all public universities in Latin America.
Buenos Aires is the gateway to Argentina sitting on the country’s eastern coast. With a population of over 14 million people, the capital city of Argentina boasts South America’s second largest metropolitan area. Sometimes referred to as the Paris of South America, the city has strong European influences.
Rates & Available Discounts

Multi-city Discount

Buy 3 cities in Latin America, get a 4th free
Buy 6 cities in Latin America, get a 7th and 8th free
Buy 7 cities in Latin America, get an 8th, 9th and 10th free

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird Rate: To December 31, 2016
Standard Rate: From January 1, 2017

Optional Fees

Translator/Stand Assistant
$110 USD per day of fair

Sponsorship of the student badge - available for one exhibitor.

Sponsorship of student registration confirmation email (logo and link). Available for three sponsors.

What is included in the price?
  • Listing and logo on E-newsletter sent to all registered students. (USD 350 value)
  • Exhibitor Profile on the EDUEXPO Website where students register.
  • Software application that enables you to immediately scan and save student information.
  • A profile on EDUFINDME.com with a free upgrade to the Premium plan from the time of registration until 2 weeks after the fair.
  • Fully-integrated online student lead management.
  • A post on our facebook page for students, over one million likes and counting. (USD 350 value)
  • EDU-POINTS, earn reward points on every fair you join, you can redeem points for FPP services.

Latin America by the numbers

Statistics from April 2016 fairs.

* More than one choice is allowed

Age of visitors:

40 + 4.8
31 - 40 7.3
24 - 30 32.1
19 - 23 28.1
16 - 18 22.7
< 16 5.1

Gender

Male 43.9
Female 56.1

Number of visitors:

Panama City 2,185
Cali 1,304
Bogota 11,629
Bucaramanga 2,426
Medellin 2,810
Quito 3,080
Lima 3,519
Santiago 2,894
TOTAL: 29,847

Top 10 courses of Interest: *

Language Programs 42.8
Masters 34.3
Bachelors 20.7
Certificate Diploma Courses 14.2
Vocational career Technical Programs 12.2
MBA 10.1
Associates 7.7
Online Distance Learning 6
PHD 5.9
Extension Programs 4.9

Where students want to study? *

United States 42.3%
Canada 28.7%
Australia 24.8%
United Kingdom 24.4%
Spain 24%
Germany 12.8%
France 12.8%
Argentina 10.8%
Italy 7.7%
Colombia 5.9%
Brazil 5.9%
Mexico 5.1%
New Zealand 4.8%
Netherlands 4.4%
Chile 3.8%
Switzerland 2.7%
Ireland 1.8%
Japan 1.7%
Sweden 1.4%
South Korea 1.2%
Belgium 1.1%
Russia 1.1%

Why Recruit in Latin America?

As a region, Latin America is seeing an unprecedented number of student recruiters heading its way. Increased levels of English proficiency and higher per capita incomes have cemented this region as an attractive market to recruit international students.

With so many dynamic and fluctuating international student markets in one region, it can be tricky to determine which countries are worth investing in. Colombia, for example, is on the up, sending over 25,000 students overseas each year. Other countries have experienced decreasing numbers, often due to a downturn in their economies, or political changes, or a combination of the two.

Panama

Panama is a fast growing hub for trade, business, finance and logistics, owing to its location between two continents. Panama is also home to the two busiest ports in Latin America, and Tocumen International airport is the most connected airport in Latin America.

Panama City has a population of 1.5 million people, and is considered to be the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America. The city is a regional hub of trade and immigration, bridging the gap between North and South America.

Colombia

Colombia sends over 25,000 students abroad for higher education each year. This number has increased by 50% over the last decade. Within Colombia, tertiary enrolments have grown even faster, with the number of students enrolling more than doubling from 2003 to 2013 to over two million. The government’s plan requirement that half of all young people continue their studies or training after high school is well on-track.

Bogota is the largest and most populous city in Colombia, and the fourth largest in South America with a population of over 7 million. Bogota holds more schools, colleges and universities than any other city in Colombia, and has high academic levels to reflect this. It has transformed from a city famous for its issues in the past to a model metropolis.

The city of Medellin, with a population of over 3.5 million, has been rated as the most innovative city in the world, winning awards for its transit system. Budget alterations have made education more widely available across the city.

Barranquilla is the 4th largest city in Colombia with a population of 1.1 million inhabitants. The city has seen good rates of commercial growth since the turn of the century, and its location on the Magdallena river makes it one of the Caribbean’s busiest ports.

Bucaramanga is famous for the number of parks within the city and is often referred to as ‘La Ciudad Bonita de Colombia’ (Colombia’s Beautiful City). With over half a million inhabitants, Bucaramanga is best known for its textile industry, and is also home to several wealthy oil and gas firms.

Pereira is situated in the Coffee Axis of Colombia and has the Pasia region’s second highest population after Medellin. Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, Pereira has a metropolitan area of just under 1 million citizens.

Ecuador

Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in South America with a population of around 13 million, of which 11,000 students continue their higher education abroad each year. The real GDP growth is both stable and strong when compared with the rest of Latin America, at around 4%.

Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador, with a population of around 3 million. The country’s main sea port is located in the city, making Guayaquil the commercial and industrial centre of Ecuador.

Quito is the capital city of Ecuador and the second most populous. Quito is a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity, with one of the best-preserved, least altered historic centres in Latin America.

Peru

Peru is historically one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America. With a population of over 30 million, Peru is in a state of fast development. Changes to the education sector within the country have created uncertainty, but this has opened the door to international educators.

Lima is the capital city of Peru with a population of approximately 10 million. Home to one-third of Peru’s population, Lima is the political, cultural and economic centre of the country. There are several excellent international schools in the city, which follow the standard of a US and European curriculum.

Chile

Chile is home to a stable political environment and a growing economy. Almost 10,000 students head overseas for their tertiary education per year, and this is likely to continue to grow as the population of students in domestic secondary and tertiary education increases.

Santiago is the 5th largest city in Latin America, and one of the most modern cities on the continent, with a population of approximately 5 million. Santiago is home to Universidad de Chile, which ranks as 4th of all public universities in Latin America.

Argentina

After an absence of more than a decade, FPP is excited to be holding events in Argentina once again. The economy has recovered strongly from the 2001-2002 economic crisis, doubling in size from 2002 to 2013. Argentina boasts the lowest income inequality in Latin America, meaning studying abroad is more viable to a larger percentage of the population, with over 7000 Argentinian students currently studying abroad, according to UNESCO.

Buenos Aires is the gateway to Argentina sitting on the country’s eastern coast. With a population of over 14 million people, the capital city of Argentina boasts South America’s second largest metropolitan area. Sometimes referred to as the Paris of South America, the city has strong European influences.

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"FPP is not only the best education fair organizer, but is also an important strategic partner for us. They clearly prioritise customer satisfaction and since we first met them 12 years ago, they have constantly outdone themselves in organizing and managing education fairs.
Since 2014 we have been hiring FPP to organize our own event - AC EXPO - the largest education fair in Brazil for students willing to go to Australian and New Zealand. It has been a real pleasure to work with them and the results have been incontestable. I have no doubt that education providers may accomplish very good ROI after an FPP fair."

Vinicius Barreto
Australian Centre (Brazil, Colombia, Australia)

"We have been working with FPP for 8 years. It has been really good working with them, the organisation and quality of students is very good. We recommend FPP and EDUEXPOS."

Vitor Meneghetti
Hello Study (Brazil & Australia)

"We’ve been doing FPP for the past four and a half years, because of the quality of students. The number of applications that are converting are really good. It is part of our marketing plan every year now."

Felipe Rivera
Australian Option (Australia, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, China)