Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program


  • Coordinates and supports teaching, research and outreach on campus and in the community.


  • Is an interdisciplinary program, offering over 250 courses in 45 different departments which can apply towards an undergraduate major within the College of Letters and Science, a Masters of Arts, or a PhD concentration.


  • Supports the teaching of two less commonly taught languages - Yucatec Maya and Ecuadorian Quichua.


  • Supplies funding for independent research on Latin America to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.


  • Supports both Visiting Lecturers and Visiting Scholars who add to the already vibrant community of Latin Americanists on campus, and provide opportunities for outreach to the community.


  • A member of the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC), which allows us to work collaboratively with other area studies programs within the International Institute ( to perform outreach to the community, K-12 teachers, post-secondary institutions, and Wisconsin businesses.


  • Sponsors a weekly Lunchtime Leture Series during the academic year as an informal way for students and faculty to share current research.


  • Funds and coordinates academic and cultural events, conferences, and symposia on campus independently and in cooperation with other departments and programs.