The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) at the University of Iowa is a unique interdisciplinary program of study for undergraduate students. Established in 1978, the program fosters cross-disciplinary teaching and research on Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Latin American studies faculty and students use a variety of disciplinary perspectives which include anthropology, art, history, political science, Spanish and Portuguese, and communication studies. The program also sponsors events such as lectures, film series, exhibitions, conferences, and round table discussions, works to expand research and teaching in Latin American studies, and brings Latin American studies scholars to campus to foster institutional linkages.