A&S Centers and Institutes

Volunteer opportunities await you at CARD, an outreach and support center dedicated to optimizing the potential of people with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities. The Center uses modern research to provide expert support for over 9,000 families in South Florida.
The Center for the Humanities serves as a great resource for you while at the University. It organizes a distinguished speaker series of lectures on topics in the humanities, as well as workshops and seminars for fostering research, teaching, and career success among humanities scholars.

The European Union Center is where you can learn about the European Union and its institutions. The Center’s Miami location uniquely suits its focus on triangular transatlantic relations between Europe, the United States, and Latin America.

Take a walk through the John C. Gifford Arboretum, home to hundreds of plants of both local and global origin. You will be amazed by its botanical abundance that inspires interest in tropical botany and understanding of the history and importance of the plant world.

The Lowe Art Museum is a cultural fixture in the South Florida art community. You will be overwhelmed by its 17,500–object collection, which is one of the most important in the southeast, with strengths in Renaissance, Baroque, American, Ancient, Native American, and Asian art.
If you’re interested in the pressing issues facing Latin America and the Caribbean — climate change, urban development, public health — the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas is a premier resource. MIA aims to be a center that provides students like you with opportunities to acquire skills that respond to job market realities.