Funding Opportunities

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship supports language training in Less-Commonly-Taught Languages (LCTLs), including Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Quechua. The fellowship assists in the advancement of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for foreign language and area/international studies and supports the development of a qualified pool of international experts with global competence designed to meet U.S. national needs. +More Info

LACC Latin American and Caribbean Study Abroad Scholarship

The LACC Latin American and Caribbean Study Abroad Scholarship is a scholarship for students enrolling in study abroad programs to Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Although the selection committee may prioritize need-based applicants, additional non-need merit-based awards may be made. +More Info

Florida Linkage Institutes

The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center awards out-of-state tuition waivers annually to international graduate and undergraduate students from the Caribbean and Mexico to help mitigate the cost of studying in Florida as an international student. These waivers pay the out-of-state portion of the cost of tuition for students studying in any discipline at any public university or community college in Florida.

These waivers are funded through the Florida Caribbean Institute (FCI) and Florida-Mexico Institute (FMI). The primary purpose of these institutes, established by Florida Statute 288.9175, is to assist in the development of stronger economic, cultural, educational, and social ties between Florida and the Caribbean and Mexico through the promotion of expanded public and private dialogue on cooperative research and technical acceptance activities, increased bilateral commerce, student and faculty exchange, cultural exchange, and enhancement of language training skills between the postsecondary institution.

Florida-Mexico Institute Tuition Waiver:

Open to all students who are:

  • Citizens of Mexico
  • Studying at a public university or community college in Florida with a student visa

Florida-Caribbean Tuition Waiver:

Open to all students who are:

  • Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, or Trinidad and Tobago
  • Studying at a public university or community college in Florida with a student visa

Other Florida Linkage Institute Tuition Waivers:

International students from Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Eastern Europe, France, Israel, Japan, and West Africa are also eligible for out-of-state tuition waivers through Florida Linkage Institutes administered by other institutions.

Aruba and Curacao Out-of-State Tuition Waiver

The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center awards out-of-state tuition waivers annually to FIU admitted international graduate and undergraduate students from Aruba and Curacao. The waiver serves to help mitigate the cost of studying at FIU as an international student by paying the out-of-state portion of the tuition cost. +More Info

Support for Haitian Students

In addition to the aid offered to students through LACC, FIU offers several scholarship opportunities for students of Haitian descent. +More Info

LACC Haitian Summer Institute K-12 Educator Grant

The LACC Haitian Summer Institute K-12 Educator Grant is a scholarship for educators enrolling in the Haitian Summer Institute that demonstrate a need to gain enhanced exposure to and understanding of Haiti and Haitian Creole. +More Info