About Us


LACIS is a member of the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC), which allows us to work collaboratively with other area studies programs to perform outreach to the community, K-12 teachers, post-secondary institutions, and Wisconsin businesses. We sponsor regularly scheduled Brown Bag sessions as an informal way for students and faculty to share current research. In addition LACIS funds and coordinates academic and cultural events, conferences, and symposia on campus independently and in cooperation with other departments and programs.

LACIS:

  • Coordinates and supports teaching, research and outreach on campus and in the community.
  • Is an interdisciplinary program, offering over 250 courses in 45 different departments which can apply towards an undergraduate major within the College of Letters and Science, a Masters of Arts, or a PhD concentration.
  • Supports the teaching of two less commonly taught languages - Yucatec Maya and Ecuadorian Quichua.
  • Supplies funding for independent research on Latin America to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.
  • Supports both Visiting Lecturers and Visiting Scholars who add to the already vibrant community of Latin Americanists on campus, and provide opportunities for outreach to the community.
  • Is a member of the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC), which allows us to work collaboratively with other area studies programs to perform outreach to the community, K-12 teachers, post-secondary institutions, and Wisconsin businesses.
  • Sponsors regularly scheduled lunchtime lecture sessions as an informal way for students and faculty to share current research.
  • Funds and coordinates academic and cultural events, conferences, and symposia on campus independently and in cooperation with other departments and programs.