Brazilian Studies Program
The Program of Excellence in Brazilian Studies (PROBRAS) enhances academic and scholarly work throughout the university by strengthening ties between FIU, the Brazilian community in South Florida, 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.
The network of relationships between Brazil and the United States, particularly Brazil and Florida, are dense and critically important to both countries. More specifically, there are 300,000 Brazilians residing in Florida, the largest community of Brazilians in the US, reflecting, in part, the significant increase in trade and investments between Brazil and Florida. LACC builds upon its strengths in multiple departments and across disciplines, such as Portuguese language and Brazilian studies instruction, to promote the study and research of Brazilian language and culture at the K-18 level, as well as Brazilian economy, politics and society.Programming includes but is not limited to: