Our Mission


The mission of the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program as both a Title VI Resource Center*, and as an academic program is:

  1. To train Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian specialists for academic, government, and private sector work.
  2. To support the intellectual development and intercultural knowledge of students and faculty interested in the region.
  3. To serve as a local, regional, and national resource center that provides outreach, support, and information to other university units, K-12 educators, government, community, and business constituencies.

*LACIS is funded in part by a Title VI Resource grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s International Foreign Language Education (IFLE) program.