University of Wisconsin–Madison


Train Latin American specialist for academic, government and private sector; and to support Latin Americanist students and Faculty in their intellectual development so that they can become and remain superior teachers and Scholars. LACIS looks to serve as a local, regional, and national resource center that provides outreach, support services, and information to another university units, K-16, government, civic community and business constituencies.We are a Title VI National Resource Center, in operation since 1973 in consortium with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).

The New Generation of Profesional and Master Students from LACIS

Congratulations Latin American Specialist Badgers!

Nabuco Award 2018 Competition

Call for Submissions

The Brazil Initiative of the International Division in collaboration with the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program sponsors the Joaquim Nabuco Award, given annually to the two best essays on Brazil (any field) by a degree-seeking University of Wisconsin-Madison student.

Deadline May 28, 2018 

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Applications are now open for the 2018 Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute at UW-Madison!  Please visit the Institute page on the Department of Spanish and Portuguese   for more information and to apply.