AIST - American International Sports Tours Inc.

Our mission is clear

Providing education for athletes through international sports and cultural experience.


Years Experience

AIST (American International Sports Tours Inc.)  provides an incredible experience for you and/or your team to travel abroad and play internationally while exploring the world. 

No matter the sport or group size, AIST has the experience and resources to provide you and/or your team with an amazing tour which will include top quality competition and sports facilities for training and games.  In addition, your team will be able to build lasting memories and team unity while exploring and experience the local cultures and sightseeing attractions.  

Team tours are custom built to fit the needs of your team allowing you to select options that best fit your budget and interests.  We always include first class service with professional tour managers throughout your tour.  We look forward to providing you and your team an experience of a lifetime.  

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Exclusive collegiate partnerships


Top-3 finishes in international tournaments


International competitions

Benefits of traveling with AIST Select or group Tours.

Our program is designed to give athletes the opportunity to improve as a player and as a person. Here are a few reasons to travel with AIST:

  • Cultural Experience of a lifetime
  • Personal growth
  • Educational sightseeing excursions
  • Emersion into an unfamiliar atmosphere with opportunities to explore
  • Develop new techniques and improve skills both on and off the field
  • A better understanding of the world we live in
  • New friends and connections from around the world
AIST Team Tours

Trusted By

We serve both the private and public school sector in search of long-term partnerships with reputable institutions such as these.

A little back story

History of AIST

We go deep to unlock insight and have the courage to act. We bring the right people together to challenge established thinking and drive transformation.

Serving athletes and teams since 2001

AIST was founded in 2001.  We have steadily grown and have perfected the international sport tour experience.  With our knowledge and contacts abroad, we can assist teams at any level of play from professional clubs to NCAA Division I,II,II NAIA, club and youth.

Our individual select team program has become very popular for athletes who are not able to travel with their teams or schools.  We invite players from around the country to join our select teams representing the USA in international tournaments or exhibition games.  


American International Sports Tours (AIST) was incorporated in 2001. Chad Wilkinson and Gary Haarmann saw the need for an honest, loyal and trustworthy international sports tour provider. They wanted to give opportunities for others to experience the world of sports internationally. At the start of AIST, it was all phone calls and snail mail invitations to selected players. Today we have taken advantage of social media, online stats and other recruiting resources to help us locate the best athletes for our select teams. We also host tryouts across the country, some with pro-athletes as well as tryouts online when you are unable to attend. We search the country to find top athletes to represent the USA in international competition.

Friends and family are encouraged to take advantage of these amazing experiences with the athletes. We take great pride in the quality of teams that we put together each year making the experience unforgettable for all who take advantage of the opportunity.


AIST provides customized group or team travel opportunities.  Traveling internationally with your team is a great way to build unity and also create lifetime memories.  Teams will have the opportunity to compete against quality competition that will give them the opportunity to experience their sport on an international level.  In most cases, the host teams like to socialize after the game giving your team the opportunity indulge in the culture and spend some time with locals.

The advantage of taking a sports tour not only gives you more time on the field/court with your team but it also gives them the opportunity to learn about other cultures.  The unique option to combine sports with travel helps to create an incredible experience that you would get as a normal tourist.  With sports, you get to visit and socialize with likeminded people from other cultures.  It’s a fantastic way to watch your team grow and bond together.

We do our best to provide a professional experience as well as top of the line service and overall quality with our tours.

Behind the curtain

Forever Memories

More than just tours, these experiences make immensely positive imprints on our students well into their future. The value of this cannot be overstated.

Dedication without compromise

What our staff are saying

Hear directly from our experienced coaches about their AIST tour experiences and the value it brings to their players and teams.

Aleah Hayes

AIST Tour Manager and Volleyball Coach

What an unbelievable journey AIST has taken me on. Not only have I been given the chance to explore sports on three new continents, but I've developed lifelong friendships that I continue to cherish.

Karen Shaddock

Director of Lacrosse Operations

I have traveled with AIST on four tours now both as a player and coach. Every trip has been an amazing experience playing and coaching great athletes from all over the country and competing at a high level internationally. AIST does a great job organizing these trips and I look forward to traveling with them in the future!

Frequently asked questions

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