Outreach Lending Library

The Outreach Program maintained a collection of more than 500 resources on Latin American and Caribbean topics in our Lending Services images‌Library.  As of summer 2014, the program merged our collection of videos with that of Tulane University.  We believe this merge to be a contribution to the larger Latin American Studies community.

The majority of the titles previously available through our Outreach Lending Library are now available through the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies.  We encourage educators to browse the Stone Center’s resource materials and lending procedures on their webpage linked above.

Traveling Suitcases

Traveling Suitcases are artifact collections reflecting thematic areas of the diverse cultures, traditions, and economies of Latin America. Educators may borrow these suitcases at no charge (though they are responsible for the cost of return shipping).  These unique collections of books, toys, music, product packaging, currency, national symbols, and other items have been collected by UF faculty, students, and friends while traveling in Latin America. Many teachers use them as a learning center, letting students handle items and discuss their uses.  Please see the Traveling Suitcases tab on the left for more information.


Webinars provide an online classroom in which professionals can gain further knowledge on a variety of topics related to Latin America and other world regions.


Workshops are held in a variety of locations for teachers who want to incorporate Latin American Studies into their curriculum. The workshops typically feature presentations given by UF faculty or graduate students from disciplines such as anthropology, political science, history, music, sociology, wildlife science, botany, and others. Participants include K–12 teachers as well as community college instructors. The program also offers workshops for teachers in cooperation with school districts.

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.