Strengthening study abroad, intercultural exchange & global learning in Latin America & the Caribbean

AAPLAC 2021 Annual Conference

AAPLAC’s 32nd Annual Conference will be in Two Parts in Two Places—virtual February 18-19, 2021 and in Tucson, Arizona October 27-30, 2021—to accommodate the likelihood of curtailed travel early in the year and to promote the collaboration, exchange and local immersion experiences for which the annual conference is known.

AAPLAC Launches New Site

The Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean greets you with a new look, a new site and a growing set of resources, spotlights and features.  You will find news and interviews with many of the dynamic set of community-based NGOs,...

AAPLAC 2021 Call for Proposals

AAPLAC seeks papers for our 32nd Annual Conference to be held October 27-30, 2021 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. The deadline to submit proposals is June 1, 2021.

Spotlight: Brian Jennings

Study abroad offers college students the opportunity to expand their understanding of culture and others. Learn about building the Interim in Ecuador program with Dr. Brian Jennings, Associate Professor of Sociology with an interest in sustainability.

Highlights from IIE Report: COVID-19 Effects on US Higher Education Campuses

Things were already not looking good for international students before Harvard and MIT sought a legal remedy to the current administration’s plan to limit or deny student visas.  Read on. Based on a survey of U.S. colleges and universities launched in April 2020...


The Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) facilitates and strengthens study abroad, intercultural exchange and global learning among Latin American, Caribbean and US institutions of higher learning and organizations.

AAPLAC Annual Conference attendees examining a globe. Photo courtesy of Natalia Porto.

The wonderful thing about AAPLAC is that it is so inclusive. There is no “in” group—you feel welcome, with something important to say, right from the beginning.

Donna O'Connor
Rollins College

AAPLAC expone la idea fundamental de que pequeños cambios son parte del inicio de un cambio en educación para crear la conciencia de un ciudadano del mundo.

María del Refugio López Cruz
Universidad Veracruzana
Campus Xalapa

I was impressed with the caliber of presentations and thoroughly enjoyed the talkbacks after each session.

Allison Ulaky
Albright College

Calor humano y trabajo colaborativo.

Blanca Muñoz Riaño
Universidad Veracruzana
Campus Xalapa

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