Welcome to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).  A national leader in the study of the Americas since 1961, we offer interdisciplinary BA and MA programs, opportunities to study indigenous languages, and support for graduate student research in Latin America.  We also organize outreach programs about the region for the KU campus, K-12 schools, and the general public.  Stop by and see us Bailey Hall 320, and check out our merienda brown-bag lecture series on Fridays at 4pm in Bailey Hall 318. 

Bienvenido al Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe. Un líder nacional en el estudio de las Américas desde 1961, ofrecemos programas de estudio al nivel BA y MA, cursos de idiomas indígenas, y apoyo para estudiantes de posgrado que realizan estudios en la América Latina. También organizamos programas de educación comunitaria dirigidos a la universidad, las escuelas, y el público en general sobre la región. Venga a vernos en la sala 320 del edificio Bailey y a presenciar nuestra serie de charlas merienda los días viernes a las 4:00 de la tarde en Bailey 318.

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Language Resources

CLACS offers courses in Quichua (Andes), and Miskito (Nicaragua). Watch the Indigenous Languages of Latin America Video below for an introduction.

K-12 Resources  Community Outreach

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Use our online cultural trunks or order the physical trunks today!

Our outreach newsletter, El LASO, offers accessible articles about Latin America and the Caribbean.  Our K-12 educator workshops help teachers bring the region into the classroom.


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