First Year

About Global First Year

FIU’s Global First Year (G1Y) is a program created specifically for international students.  As an FIU G1Y student, you will enjoy 24/7 support services, intensive English courses tailored to your proficiency level and class schedule and a curriculum which combines requirements from your chosen major with courses about your new home’s culture, history and traditions.

FIU Global First Year Campus Trees

Experience Miami

Unique American cultural experiences are part of your G1Y first year. These include:

  • Attending an FIU Panther away game
  • Visiting downtown Miami and exploring the museums, beaches and restaurants
  • Exploring and learning about Florida's famous Everglades National Park
FIU Global First Year Staff

Concierge Services

  • Access to personalized support services from the moment you first apply until you progress to your second year at FIU
  • Guaranteed on-campus housing, move-in services and free airport pickup
  • Individualized support from a Student Service Advisor on campus
FIU Global First Year Students

First Year Experience

  • Your orientation to FIU doesn’t end after week one
  • The G1Y's "First Year Experience" course helps you navigate the university environment and provides strategies and resources that promote academic success
  • Develop the skills for academic, social and professional success beyond the G1Y
FIU Global First Year Learn

Small Class Sizes: Strong Support

  • Small classes give you greater individual attention
  • Dedicated G1Y faculty give you support both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Take advantage of academic tutoring and career advice tailored to your needs
FIU Global First Year Debate

Flexible Entry Dates and Study Tracks

  • Students may enter FIU in August, January or May, so you can enter the program at the time best suited to you
  • Think you want to be an engineer, but not sure? Don’t worry. At FIU, you can change your degree within the G1Y academic tracks up until your sophomore year
FIU Global First Year Classroom

English Language Support

  • The G1Y prepares you for specific classes and works to personalize your learning track
  • Move into your second year at FIU confident in your ability to read, write, listen and speak English
  • Plus, know exactly what your professors expect of you and the best ways to get that A

Explore the Campus

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