That's actually how it works in Brazil, for example. The best universities are public, maintained by government funding. However, there aren't enough universities to provide education to everyone who wants it.
There is then a selection process, based on a written test, and of course most of the spots then go to people who had a better education on the background, which is usually the ones who can afford it.
Cecylia, that's a great idea and I think it could be really really useful, specially when visiting countries that doesn't regulate that kind of information so it is standardized.
Do you think it would be possible (and useful) to build this upon the new technology applied on Google Translator, so you can just point your camera at it and get it translated on the image in real time?
I'd say that if we focus this on the Hispanic communities in the US, I'd suggest looking for hispanic soccer players at the MLS, as that is highly popular sport across the world. I know there are some Brazilian ones playing there, but I'm not sure of other nationalities. Probably there are many Mexican players, due to the proximity and the tradition of Mexican soccer. Probably MMA is also a good place to look at.