The University of Florida’s (UF) Center for Latin American Studies has provided Title VI funding and support for the NOBLE project since 2009 when the first group of K-12 teachers met in Florida to discuss the development of business language courses in Florida. NOBLE was then established as an online learning community (Community of Practice -CoP). While the initial focus of NOBLE was primarily business, the project has gradually expanded to support language and culture study across professional fields such as healthcare, STEM, and law enforcement.


NOBLE  Co-Sponsors:

UF  Center for International Business Education (CIBER)
The UF CIBER is part of the federally funded USDOE TVI  CIBER network whose goal is to “increase and promote the nation”s capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise.” Find a CIBER funded institution near you. The UF CIBER provided initial seed funding in 2009.

UF Center for Latin American Studies
The Center is also a federally funded USDOE TVI National Resource Center whose mission is “to advance knowledge about Latin America and the Caribbean and its peoples throughout the Hemisphere.”


NOBLE engages and collaborates regularly with the following professional associations:

International Society of Business Education  (ISBE)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages  (ACTFL)

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese  (AATSP)

Florida Foreign Language Association  (FFLA)

Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies  (JNCL-NCLIS)

National Business Education Association (NBEA)



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