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CLACS sponsors and hosts a variety of academic conferences, lectures, and symposia throughout the year to foster dialogue between faculty and practitioners and to help to promote research in a variety of disciplinary and professional fields related to Latin America and the Caribbean. Our ongoing events include the Latin American Research Forum and the annual Graduate Student Conference. Please sign up for our e-newsletter Novedades for more related events on the IU campus or surrounding community.

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Upcoming Events

June 5th - July 28th, 2017

Haitian Creole Summer Language Workshop
Indiana University-Bloomington

Program Summary: The intensive, proficiency-based Introductory Haitian Creole curriculum features 20 contact hours weekly and a rich co-curricular program, including language tables, films, clubs, cooking demonstrations, and lectures with area studies specialists. Participants study in small, student-focused classes with highly qualified instructors from around the globe, while preparing for study abroad or foreign service by working with authentic materials and gaining cultural proficiency. Classes are held on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, IN, with morning sessions Monday-Friday and extracurricular activities in the afternoons. Program participants earn transferable IU credit and have access to university libraries, recreational facilities, and public transit. On-campus housing is available but not required. Graduate students, undergraduates, and professionals from the United States and abroad are welcome to participate. Summer Language Workshop staff work with international graduate students to help arrange necessary visa support.
Application & Deadline: The Summer Language Workshop application and program information is available online here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 1, 2017. All courses are contingent upon enrollment.
Tuition & Fees: All participants in the Workshop pay in-state tuition rates. Applicants should refer to the SWSWEEL website for further information:

Outside Event Promotion Policy

CLACS will gladly help promote events/opportunities via the CLACS e-mail list as long as the following criteria are met:

  • The event/opportunity is about or related to Latin America or the Caribbean AND
  • The person advertising the event is affiliated with CLACS
Events/announcements that do not meet the above criteria may be submitted for our weekly newsletter, Novedades/Novidades, which is sent out weekly on Wednesdays.

For inclusion in Novedades/Novidades:
Events or announcements to be included in Novedades/Novidades must be sent to by 5pm Tuesday. Priority for inclusion is given to those events and announcements related to Latin American or the Caribbean. CLACS reserves the right to exclude any events/announcements that are not relevant or appropriate for inclusion in the newsletter.