Our programs promote an understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Latino/Hispanic populations of the United States. The programs include a strong emphasis on community education and involvement. UCF offers both a bachelor’s degree and interdisciplinary minor in Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies.
Our mission is to provide students with the necessary tools and relevant knowledge to understand, study, and work with Hispanic populations. Students will gain a broad and thorough understanding of the Americas in terms of their historical, cultural, social, economic, and political dimensions.
Building Partnerships Throughout Latin America
We have partnered with several institutions in Latin America and Europe to provide short-term programs on their campus. Partner institutions include the University of San Ignacio de Loyola in Peru, the University Autónoma de la Yucatan in Mexico, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, and the Escuela de Idiomas in Spain.
Operación Pedro Pan Comes to UCF
April 04, 2023 Community experts share their experiences of undergoing the Operación Pedro Pan flights and the aftermath of their new lives in America as some of the 14,000 minors that came from Cuba to the United States.
‘Futures in Languages’ Podcast Showcases Opportunities for New Language Learners
February 15, 2023 Lecturer Christina Torres shares insight into her podcast, Futures in Languages.
UCF Researchers Receive $2.6 Million Grant to Equip English-learner Educators, Students for Success
February 07, 2023 The federal funding will allow the team to implement a three-pronged, research-backed approach to bolster English learners’ academic success and family and community involvement.
- Office of Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration
- Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paolo in Brazil
- EducationUSA in Cusco, Peru and Montevideo, Uruguay