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.


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program

Academic-year and summer fellowships to assist deserving undergraduate and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.

Center for Brazilian Studies organizes diaspora gathering

Cosponsored by Brazil's Agency for Industrial Development, the event was held at UCLA's Charles E. Young Research Library and attended by over 50 Brazilians living and working in Southern California.

Latin American Institute celebrates the new academic year

At the fall reception of the Latin American Institute, participants caught up on the activities of the Institute and its three centers.

LAI project on indigenous health in Latin America gets more press

The realization that caring for indigenous people in Latin America requires more than just medical knowledge & skills, has brought physicians & public health experts together with faculty from across campus to learn from each other under the auspices of the UCLA Latin American Institute.

Global Health in Peru: Information Session

Attend the International Institute's Academic Program information session to learn about this new program!

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