Welcome to the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies (CIBS). The Center provides UTEP’s focal point for activities concerning the Americas, Borders, the Caribbean and North America. While an emphasis on our local region is interwoven through most UTEP activities, CIBS creates a central point of leadership and support for other units in academic programs, research, and outreach activities.


Our website contains information about our academic programs, research programs, visiting scholars, resources for students and community outreach activities. We cordially invite you, to explore the Inter-American experience through the very programs and activities we organize and sponsor. We encourage all our guests to tell us how we are doing by clicking on our Contact Us link.


Students interested in the Latin American and Border Studies MA program or the undergraduate minor can find information from the Academic Programs pull down menu on the top menu bar.