Andean Studies Program
FIU faculty and students possess a keen interest in the history, culture and contemporary issues of the Andean region. Indeed, few universities in the United States rival the depth of expertise on the Andes found at FIU. Faculty expertise spans disciplines, ranging from politics to biological sciences to history to law to public health and medicine. An outgrowth of LACC's Colombian Studies Institute and a relatively newly-designated Program of Excellence, Andean Studies aims to develop and facilitate cutting-edge research on the region and build lasting partnerships that extend from Miami to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia, and into Chile and Argentina.
In addition to promoting scholarly productivity and encouraging active academic exchange between FIU faculty and students and partners in Andean countries, the Program is also designed to leverage our strategic location in Miami and promote activities that serve the local community both inside and outside of FIU. The mission of Andean Studies is to support faculty and graduate student working groups, as well as broad reaching university-wide programming to further enrich community awareness and deepen people's understanding of the arts, culture, politics and societies of the Andes.
More specifically, the LACC Andean Studies Program includes but is not limited to the following: