The UCLA Latin American Institute is a vital regional, national, and international resource on Latin America. Since its founding in 1959, the LAI has equipped generations of leaders, professionals, and students with the information and skills required for understanding the vast and complex region of Latin America. The LAI supports research by funding grants and foreign-language instruction, and disseminates recent scholarship through conferences, workshops, public programs, teacher training, and publications.


President of Mexico presents grant to UCLA student

A representative of the "Dream Generation," grant recipient Francisco López-Flores will graduate from UCLA this December.

Area studies programs offer breadth and flexibility

The UCLA International Institute offers flexible area studies programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Center for Brazilian Studies announces Lemann Fellows for 2014–15

The impressive roster of graduate students come from different regions of Brazil and are studying a broad array of disciplines.

More than a sport, soccer gets students excited about learning

Teacher training at UCLA inspires educators to examine "The Beautiful Game" and bring the world's most popular sport into the classroom

Mexican consul general enthusiastic about collaborating with UCLA

At a recent meeting with Mexican experts from across the UCLA campus, Mexican Consul General Carlos M. Sada expressed a keen interest in collaborating with the university.

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