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The UCLA International Institute promotes a wide variety of programs to connect with and serve varied constituencies in metropolitan Los Angeles and well beyond. Our mission is to help meet a national need for knowledge and expertise about our complex world and the U.S. role within it, and to promote global citizenship and life-long learning.


Migration and Urbanization Patterns in Latin America

July 23-27, 2012 - Professional development opportunity for K-12 educators interested in incorporating Latin American themes into their curriculum.

Calling all future diplomats!

UCLA International Institute offers new Model UN summer program for high school students

Taking language to a new level

High School Summer Language Program offers new online alphabet modules for heritage language learners

Korean Studies e-school offers learning opportunities for students in Latin America

Professor John Duncan leads innovative program to enhance Korean Studies teaching and learning south of the border.

Teaching Heritage Languages: An Online Workshop

teaching heritage languages

Two self-paced online tutorials designed for teachers of world and heritage languages.

Language Tutors

Language Tutors promote listening comprehension skills and proficiency in Azeri, Turkish, and Iraqi Arabic. While the tutors are aimed at university students and educators, the culturally nuanced lessons are useful to learners from various fields and backgrounds. Produced by the Center for Near Eastern Studies with funds from the U.S. Department of Education/IEPS, and the support of the UCLA International Institute.