The Center for Latin American Studies' Outreach Program provides resources and opportunities related to Latin America and the Caribbean to K-16 educators and the community throughout the United States. Program priorities include less commonly taught languages, language for specific purposes, science education, and building linkages between education, industry, and the community.

Teacher Resources

The Outreach Program at the Center for Latin American Studies provides various resources to help K-16 teachers integrate Latin America into their curriculum. Our resources vary from our Traveling Suitcases, the lending library, virtual guest visits, and more.

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Cultural Events

The Center coordinates a variety of cultural events that are open to the public, including art exhibits, musical and dance performances, lectures, and film festivals.

See the Center's Calendar of Events for more information!

K-16 Professional Development

The Center for Latin American Studies' Outreach Program provides a variety of resources for K-16 professional development. Among our resources, we offer workshops, a teacher institute, and global education conferences.

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Library Travel Grants

The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies sponsors Library Travel Research Grants for Spring and Summer. The purpose of these grants is to enable faculty researchers from other U.S. colleges and universities to use the extensive resources of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection in the University of Florida Libraries, thereby enhancing its value as a national resource.

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Language & Careers

NOBLE works with educators and industry professionals on interdisciplinary initiatives that promote real-world connections in the classrooms and fosters innovative teaching and learning approaches that prepare students for the 21st-century global workplace.

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IV International Symposium of Languages for Specific Purposes (ISLSP)/CIBER Business Language Conference

The IV International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purposes (ISLSP) is hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida and the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs). The purpose of the conference is to share innovations and visions of a future where LSP is a standard and integral component of the curriculum.

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K-12 Teacher Spotlight - Brian Crouch

K-12 Teacher Spotlight - Brian Crouch

Since its inception, the Center for Latin American Studies’ Outreach program has worked with K-12 teachers to help integrate Latin America, its cultures, and its languages into their curriculum. Through our work, we have met teachers who work diligently to create a multicultural educational environment in their classrooms.

In an effort to highlight some of the work done by many teachers, the Outreach program sat down for an interview with Brian Crouch, a teacher at Lake Worth Community High School in Palm Beach County, who teaches an elective course in Latin American History. 

Read the full interview!
Annual Reports

Annual Reports

‌‌‌‌‌To view a sample of some of our past activities, read our Annual Reports:‌‌

Outreach Annual Report 2016-17
Outreach Annual Report 2015-16
Outreach Annual Report 2014-15
Outreach Annual Report 2013-14
Outreach Annual Report 2012-13


*Most of our programs are supported by US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center funds.

Contact Us

Outreach Program
Center for Latin American Studies
370A Grinter Hall
P.O. Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611-5530

Tel: (352) 273-4717
Fax: (352) 392-7682
Email: outreach@latam.ufl.edu 

Fall and Spring Office Hours:

Mon: 10:00am-3:00pm
Tue: 9:00am-2:00pm
Wed: 9:00am-2:00pm
Thu: 9:00am-2:00pm
Fri: 1:00pm-3:00pm

*Expected response time: 2 business days