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University of Illinois Latin American Library
The University Library, the third largest university collection in the United States, houses one of the largest collections on Latin America. The Media Center possesses an extensive collection of videos from and about the region. The Library's electronic search and retrieval system, linked to other data bases around the world, is available to students and researchers on- and off-campus. Furthermore, expert consultants on Latin American bibliography and acquisitions are always accessible.

In December 2012 CLACS welcomed Dr. ANTONIO SOTOMAYOR as the new Latin American librarian in our campus. Antonio holds a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. degree in History from The University of Chicago.If you want to know more about Antonio Sotomayor, please read his introductory letter. You can contact him at the UI Main Library, room 337A (inside room 325 and keep going to your left),or by e-mail at

The University Language Academy for Children
The University Language Academy for Children is an initiative of the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese in the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We offer a quality after-school second language program in Spanish that serves children from the Champaign-Urbana community, and summer camps.

Mi Pueblo at UIUC
Mi Pueblo is a student-run network of Spanish conversation groups. This means that U of I students volunteer their time to lead 1-hour sessions in Spanish at different times and places around campus every week. Groups also get together throughout the semester for cultural events. Mi Pueblo groups are NOT Spanish lessons. You must have some previous experience learning the language.

If you would like to start learning Spanish, please register for classes through the UIUC Spanish Department. Once enrolled, we would be happy to help you practice what you learn!

UI International Career Resources
Each semester International Programs and Studies hosts a workshop featuring campus resources for students who are interested in learning more about how to pursue an international career, or who want to broaden their global experience by participating in a study abroad program or internship. Sessions include panels with representatives from a wide range of campus units and organizations, as well as presentations by alumni and other professionals working in international fields who provide practical tips and advice about how to jump start your international career. These workshops are sponsored to learn more about what the University has to offer.

LAS' Off-campus Programs
The site gives information that is frequently requested by faculty/staff taking students off-campus and it provides requisite sample forms for ensuring that participants understand their responsibility in off-campus activity.

Scholarships for International Study: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to enable students of exceptional promise in the areas of academic achievement, leadership/public service, and critical- thinking ability, who have shown a will to succeed but whose financial situation might prevent them from entering and completing graduate or professional education, to do so. The scholarship may be used for study in any field, at any accredited university in the United States or abroad. Scholarships are open to students from all academic backgrounds, but the student must demonstrate an appreciation for or participation in the arts and humanities. The program awards up to $50,000 annually for up to six years.

Applicants must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA or better. Graduating seniors or college graduates who are enrolling in graduate school within five years of completing an undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply, but they cannot have begun graduate studies at the time of application.

Krannert Art Museum
An outstanding collection of pre-Columbian art in the University's Krannert Art Museum provides unusual opportunities for study and research in art and archaeology.

Spurlock Museum
Opened in 2002, the Spurlock Museum holds an impressive collection of culturally rich artifacts.

Latino Radio Service (LRS) of La Casa Cultural Latina
LRS is a low-power educational radio station serving the Spanish and Portuguese speaking students, faculty, staff and the community.

Latina/o Organizations at UIUC