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.

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. You can view our upcoming events on the Center's Calendar of Events.

Teacher Resources

The Outreach Program at the Center for Latin American Studies provides a variety of resources to support K-16 teachers integrating Latin America into their curriculum. Resources include our Traveling Suitcases, virtual guest visits, the lending library, and more.

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K-16 Professional Development

The Center for Latin American Studies Outreach Program offers a variety of opportunities for K-16 professional development, including workshops, a teacher institute, and global education conferences.

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Virtual Exchange

The Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with the UF International Center provides a variety of virtual exchange training opportunities for faculty across the University of Florida.

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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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On November 14th, a team of educators from Florida’s Alachua, Seminole, and Volusia counties participated in-person and virtually in the “Global Competencies for Career Success” summit, held in Washington D.C. and hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and Teach to Lead. The Center for Latin American Studies provided travel funds for participating educators. The day-long workshop was designed to help educators incorporate global competencies into career, technical, and STEM education programs. Working in teams, participants networked with peers and held discussions with experts about global competencies in the context of career, technical, and STEM education.

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Annual Reports

Annual Reports

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

Outreach Annual Report 2020-22
Outreach Annual Report 2018-19
Outreach Annual Report 2017-18
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 

*Expected response time: 2 business days