Every year, NHI partners with host colleges and universities that are actively seeking to enroll bright Latino students at their campuses. Often, these colleges and universities sponsor a big part of the total cost of the program by allowing us to use their facilities, coordinating meetings and having staff available at all times to ensure the safety and security of our students.


Host of the Texas Great Debate (4Day)

Austin College

Sherman, Texas

Austin College is a private, residential, co-educational college that focuses on the importance of fostering lively intellectual and social interactions within their students, who are known for being constantly active and involved in community programs.

Learn more about Austin College here

Host of the Texas Star Great Debate (6-Day)

Schreiner University

Kerrville, Texas

Schreiner University is a private university committed to ensure quality and innovative undergraduate and graduate learning experiences by fostering spiritual, personal, and professional growth in its students while preparing them for success and continued service.

Learn more about Schreiner University here

Host of the Northeast Great Debate (6-Day)

Cabrini University

Radnor, Pennsylvania

Cabrini University, founded in 1957, is a residential Catholic institution in Pennsylvania that welcomes learners of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. Their undergraduate and graduate degrees help students discover who they are and what they can accomplish in their life, in their career, and in society. Cabrini students are empowered to make a better life for themselves and for others from the moment they step on campus. Cabrini’s welcoming and safe community is located a short train ride from Philadelphia and is close to work-class shopping and dining. Only two hours from New York City and under three hours from Washington, DC, Cabrini is a great starting point for exploring the East Coast.

Learn more about Cabrini University here.

Host of the Texas Ambassador Great Debate (4-Day)

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas

The University of Texas at Austin provides superior and comprehensive educational opportunities at the baccalaureate through doctoral and special professional educational levels. Its core purpose is to transform lives for the benefit of society.

Learn more about the University of Texas at Austin here

Host of the Colorado Great Debate (6-Day)

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Pueblo, Colorado

Founded in 1933 as Southern Colorado Junior College, the campus has adapted its name and academic programs to meet the needs of a changing student demographic. It became Colorado State University-Pueblo in July of 2003 to more closely align the institution with its governing body, the Colorado State University System.

The 275-acre campus is located in an ethnically and culturally diverse community of more than 120,000 people less than two hours south from Denver. Pueblo offers numerous art and cultural attractions as well as recreational options. The campus landscape continues to evolve with a newly renovated Library, a new $16 million general academic classroom building, an enhanced soccer/lacrosse stadium, and a current $30 million major renovation/expansion to the Occhiato University Center.

Learn more about the Colorado State University-Pueblo here.

Host of the Mexico Great Debate (6-Day)

Arkansas State University Campus Querétaro

Querétaro, México

Arkansas State University Campus Querétaro (ASUCQ) is the only comprehensive public U.S. University campus in Mexico. The campus was completed in 2015 and offered classes beginning that fall.

Learn more about the Arkansas State University Campus Querétaro  here.


Host of the Colorado LDZ

Colorado State University

Ft. Collins, Colorado

Founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is known for being among the nation’s leading research universities and attracting more than $300 million in research funding annually. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins was ranked sixth “Best Place to Live” in America in 2010 by Money Magazine.

Colorado State University just celebrated 25 years of hosting the Lorenzo de Zavala program in their campus. NHI wants to thank all the faculty and staff members who have made this possible and who continue to support our efforts.

Learn more about Colorado State University here

Host of the East Coast LDZ

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s City, Maryland (DC area)

As The National Public Honors College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland offers an undergraduate liberal arts education and small-college experience like those found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s College shares the hallmarks of private institutions: an outstanding faculty, talented students, high academic standards, a challenging curriculum, small classes, a sense of community, and a spirit of intellectual inquiry. But as a state institution of higher education, St. Mary’s College is also committed to the ideals of affordability, accessibility, and diversity. By combining these virtues of public and private education, St. Mary’s College provides a unique alternative for students and their families.

Learn more about St. Mary’s College of Maryland here.

Host of the California LDZ

University of San Diego

San Diego, California

The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. It is also a nationally preeminent Catholic university known for educating students who are globally competent, ethical leaders working and serving in our complex and changing world.

Learn more about San Diego University here

Host of the National LDZ

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, Illinois (Greater Chicago)

Founded in 1871, Elmhurst attracts students from across the nation and around the world. In small classes, our students work closely with faculty members who are accomplished scholars and professionals—but above all, they’re dedicated teachers. Elmhurst College is one of the best in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Learn more about Elmhurst College here.

Host of the Texas LDZ

Saint Mary’s University

San Antonio, Texas

As a Catholic and Marianist University, we foster the formation of deep Christian faith in our students and educate ethical leaders for the common good. For more than 165 years, our Marianist brothers and lay faculty and staff have gently mentored St. Mary’s students to graduate with generous spirits and humble hearts, and to view their careers as vocational journeys, not simply jobs. Students experience a nurturing and vibrant community atmosphere that encourages and facilitates community engagement, undergraduate and graduate research, faculty mentoring and service learning.

Learn more about St. Mary’s University here.

Host of LDZ Las Americas

Ciudad del Saber

Panama City, Panama

Just a few minutes from downtown Panama City, the Ciudad del Saber (City of Knowledge) is strategically located across from the Panama Canal. Some 120 hectares and more than 200 buildings of what was once the Clayton military base are now home to a booming international community established for the purpose of business, academic, scientific and humanistic collaboration.

The City of Knowledge’s mission is being an international platform for knowledge management to promote sustainable development and the competitive advantages of Panama.

Learn more about Ciudad del Saber here


Host of the International CWS

University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida 

Located in the heart of Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida is dedicated to empowering students to maximize their potential for lifelong success. USF is situated in the vibrant and diverse Tampa Bay region, with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. Together these campuses serve more than 50,000 students and offer undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral degrees.

Across our 14 colleges, undergraduates choose from over 180 majors and concentrations, from business and engineering to the arts and USF Health. We are dedicated to empowering our students to prosper and have been recognized nationally for closing the achievement gap regardless of race, background or socioeconomic status.

Learn more about University of South Florida here.

Host of the Rocky Mountain CWS

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, we embody the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. The University of Denver is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities.

With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st century education and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower Pioneers to make a difference around the world.

Learn more about University of Denver here.

Host of the Texas CWS

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas (Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex)

UNT is a nationally recognized university and is listed as one of the Best of the West by the Princeton Review. It is a major public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world.

Learn more about the University of North Texas here

Host of the National CWS

University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio

OUR HOME IS A POWERHOUSE. Knowledge is Power. And Action is Powerful.

Whether they’re building prosthetics for low-income patients in Bolivia, launching their own business or searching for ways to minimize the effects of brain cancer, UD students are encouraged to engage the world, developing a critical mind and a compassionate heart. Because when you learn by doing, the lessons last a lifetime.

Learn more about the University of Dayton here.