About Us

The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University was founded in 1979 to promote the study of Latin America and the Caribbean in Florida and throughout the United States. By forging linkages across the Americas through high quality education, LACC's research is aimed at better understanding and addressing the most urgent problems confronting the region.

Online BA

The fully online BA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers undergraduate students the ability to develop an interdisciplinary awareness and understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean. Candidates will select courses from their area of concentration which include Language and Culture, Governance and Security, Migration and Transient Communities, and others.

Bachelor of Arts Program

The B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers undergraduate students the ability to develop an interdisciplinary awareness and understanding of the region. The program is available on campus or fully online.

Master of Arts Program

The Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (MALACS) is a unique interdisciplinary program that allows students to design their program based on their own research and career interests. The Program is particularly valuable to those students whose research and professional interests cannot be accommodated within a single discipline.

Brazilian Studies Program

The Program of Excellence in Brazilian Studies (PROBRAS) enhances academic and scholarly work throughout the university by strengthening ties between FIU and Brazilian academic, government and private sector institutions. This entails an active outreach program whereby LACC leverages FIU’s intellectual and financial resources to not only engage partners in Brazil but to promote and deepen our understanding of Brazil/US and Brazil/Florida relations.