UW-Milwaukee has had longstanding ties with Brazil, beginning with its role as a Peace Corps Training Center in the early 1960s, training many of the first Brazil groups. Federal funding, beginning in 1965, for a Language and Area Study Center for Latin America was a direct outgrowth of the Peace Corps Training.
Today the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at UW-Milwaukee (together with its UW-Madison counterpart) is one of the few continuously funded Latin American Title VI National Resource Centers in the country. Growing from those initial ties, CLACS has continued its support for Brazil Studies and Portuguese, supporting student fellowships, public programming, faculty research, course development, and study abroad.
Beyond CLACS, UWM has many more initiatives related to Brazil. You can also find Brazil Initiatives throughout the community.