For some coaches it is difficult and for others it is not—it completely depends on the budgets of the universities. Mostly, it just needs to be worth the time and money. Depending on the amount of money and time spent, there may be some pressure to make sure something good came of the trip. I would say that a decent percentage of the top coaches recruit internationally at least once a year. I think the most common events attended for the men’s programs would be the European Boys Team Championship and the British Boys Championship.
Is it difficult for a coach to get funding for overseas travel to see possible recruits? If a coach did go, would there be pressure to sign someone?