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Celebrating Five Decades of International Basketball and Friendship!

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Our 2023 New England Colonials in Oslo...

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...in Copenhagen


The New England Colonials International Basketball Club is a non-profit program that has as its central purpose the encouragement and support of international friendship between New England student athletes and their peers from other nations.

While basketball serves as a focal point and a catalyst for our programs and tours, we also endeavor to involve all participants in activities that promote understanding and appreciation for other societies and cultures. New England students selected to take part in Colonials' programs and tours must demonstrate a high level of commitment to school, community, and our program's mission and goals.

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At the American Military Cemetery in Luxembourg

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Our 2023 New England Colonials' Ambassadors team celebrated our programs' 42nd anniversary year with a terrific tour to Norway, Sweden and Denmark that included games and homestays in Oslo, Malmo and Copenhagen. It was a spectacular trip with wonderful hospitality and great basketball at each stop on the tour.

n July, our 2023 International Colonials began arriving in Boston. Our new country in 2018 was Argentina. Our 2023 International Colonials enjoyed great basketball and hospitality during their three-week New England visit.

To learn about our 2024 New England Colonials teams and tours, please visit the Our Tours and International Colonials sections of our website.

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April 2023: Our Transport from Oslo to Copenhagen


Basketball - born in the USA in 1891 - is now truly an international game, played in nearly 190 countries worldwide. The New England Colonials International Basketball Club is proud to have introduced hundreds of New England student athletes to the excitement of international competition and world travel. Additionally, we have welcomed hundreds of guests from overseas to our country for camps, summer hosting, team tours and international festivals.

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Piotr Karpacz '16 of Poland and his camper friend

Colonials' teams do not hold tryouts and are not all-star teams. Applicants should be serious players with a sense of adventure. We rely on the quality of an applicant's references and application. Many of our players are referred by former players and coaches. Players are invited to call before submitting an application. We will be happy to put applicants in touch with our Colonials' alumni and their families throughout New England.

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Why We Travel...

Our fundraising program enables all players to raise the funds needed to meet their tour expenses. We urge all interested players to apply. Introductory team and fundraising planning meetings will be held in the fall. Regular email contact keeps parents and players up to date about all aspects of the tours.

Accepted players are expected to maintain a strong standing in the school. Colonials' teams do not begin practicing until the school basketball season for all players has been completed. Practices are held on weekends up to the team's departure and are mandatory for all players. We attempt to arrange practices in locations central to the geographic distribution of the team.

Colonials' basketball operations and teams are supervised and coordinated by our volunteer coaches throughout New England. Our program's travel planning is coordinated by an ITMI certified international tour planner and manager with 40+ years of international travel experience.

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