National Connections

National Latin American Studies Associations

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
The largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. Holds an international congress every 18 months.

Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP)
CLASP promotes all facets of Latin American studies. Members are primarily post-secondary institutions. Meets and sponsors sessions during LASA congresses. Current areas of focus include teaching of indigenous languages of Latin America, Latin American studies curriculum development, and K-12 outreach.

Association of Academic Programs in Latin America & the Caribbean (AAPLAC)
AAPLAC promotes study abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing a forum for discussion and information sharing among study abroad advisors, program directors and faculty committed to helping students make the most of their study abroad experiences.

LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas
LASPAU is a nonprofit organization affiliated with Harvard University and governed by an independent, inter-American board of trustees. LASPAU designs, develops, and implements academic and professional programs to benefit the Americas.

Regional Latin American Studies Associations

Midwest Association of Latin American Studies

Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies

New England Council of Latin American Studies

North Central Council of Latin Americanists Studies

Pacific Coast Council of Latin American Studies

Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies

Southwest Conference of Latin American Studies

US Department of Education Title VI Program

US Department of Education International Programs Service (IEPS)

The International Programs Service of the Office of Postsecondary Education performs planning, policy development, and grant administration functions for such programs as National Resource Centers, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships, several Fulbright-Hays programs, and Centers for International Business Education and Research.

US Department of Education

National Resource Centers

Individual NRCs: