Welcome, Bienvenidos, Bem-vindos!
Please accept our hearty welcome to the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin. LLILAS is an interdisciplinary organization founded in 1940, within the College of Liberal Arts, which integrates more than 30 academic departments across the university. We offer programs that lead to BA, MA, and PhD degrees, and dual MA degree programs with Business, Communication, Community and Regional Planning, Law, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Social Work.
LLILAS’s aim is to excel in every area required to: a) give solid academic training to the most talented youth who wish to dedicate their careers to Latin America; b) enrich human understanding and appreciation of Latin American society, history, and culture; and c) produce scholarship and intellectual exchange that contributes to the economic, social, and political advancement of Latin America in constructive association with Texas and the United States.
As you look around this Web site, please check out our degree programs, our Outreach page, our Publications page, and the Events and Conferences sections. To gain a really good idea of what we are about, you should also look at the Web pages of the Brazil Center, Mexican Center, and the Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA). You should also check out the Benson Latin American Collection, a world-renown library and the crown jewel of Latin American Studies at UT Austin. Perhaps then you will see why LLILAS ranks among the world's leading Latin American Studies centers.
As you look at the education program, please note that, in addition to degrees in Latin American Studies, we also offer joint degree programs with Business, Communications, Community and Regional Planning, Law, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. These programs provide our students the opportunity to balance a broadly based knowledge of Latin America with a choice of concentrations in virtually any traditional discipline. LLILAS faculty come from departments throughout the university and include some of the most highly regarded Latin Americanists anywhere.
You will also want to look at the financial support available to LLILAS graduate students as well as opportunities for study and research abroad. Potential visiting scholars who wish to work in UT libraries or consult with UT faculty should click on our Visiting Scholars and Visiting Researchers programs. And if you so choose, you can even apply for admission here on the Internet.
Finally, do not leave our Web site without visiting the homepage of LANIC, the world's premier electronic gateway to Latin America, which LLILAS created and maintains. Here you will find links to nearly 10,000 Web sites on Latin America. More than 110,000 sites worldwide contain links to LANIC. Log on and see why.
And if you can't find what you need here, please call us at 512.471.5551.
Charles R. Hale, Director