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Regional and National Initiatives

World History and Literature Initiative (WHaLI)

The International Institute, the School of Education, and the Eisenberg Institutes’ Global Dimensions Project, collaborate to host annual curriculum development workshops featuring historians and literary experts offering case studies in world history and literature.

2017 Curriculum Development Workshop
“Resistance and Rebellion in World History and Literature”
June 21-23, 2017

This event is funded in part by Title VI NRC grants from the U.S. Department of Education

For more information, visit the World History and Literature Initiative page »

Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education (MIIIE)

LACS and other International Institute area studies centers at the University of Michigan are proud supporters of the MIIIE, a consortium of two-year colleges primarily located in the Midwest region. The MIIIE is dedicated to improving international studies and foreign language training at each member campus. LACS is a co-sponsor of the MIIIE’s annual August curriculum development workshops.

For more information on MIIIE’s projects and upcoming curriculum development workshops, visit:

U-M/UPR Outreach Collaboration

This collaborative project between the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, is funded by the US Department of Education’s Title VI. It is  geared towards creating spaces for discussions of new research and curriculum development projects among professors, graduate and undergraduate students, and school teachers from Puerto Rico.

As part of the effort to create sustainable links with institutions serving underrepresented populations, the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Michigan built a partnership with the Colleges of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico. There are no Title VI National Resources Centers on the island of Puerto Rico; there are also no Hispanic serving institutions in the State of Michigan. Thanks to deep existing ties between our institutions we are able to expand access to the area studies and language resources at UM to the faculty and students at the UPR, to in-service teachers in the region around UPR, and to their K-12 students.

Learn more about the project »