Welcome to FIU Global First Year

FIU Global First Year, a joint collaboration between Florida International University and Shorelight, provides international students with exclusive admissions services, academic and language support, and career growth opportunities.

A state-of-the-art campus in Miami, Florida.

Three campuses
Our campus offers easy access to unique opportunities found only in Miami: Explore more than 1,100 multinational companies, the most international banks in any US city, and one of the top tourism destinations in the country.
Three campuses in the heart of California


#1 Hospitality school in the Southeast US
QS World University Rankings,


Top Public Schools

U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Undergraduate International Business Program
U.S. News & World Report,


Most Innovative Public Schools
U.S. News & World Report,

Explore degree options

Explore degree options

Choose from more than 110 undergraduate degrees and pursue a world-class education in an environment that equips you for success.

“Being an international student at FIU is not hard. Before I came here, I heard that Miami is a diverse city, but it still shocked me when I flew to FIU and I found international students from everywhere in the world.”

Bofan, China

Management Information Systems major

FIU Global First Year

Best Colleges Nationwide 2023

58,064 total enrollment

6.3% international students

Diverse international city

In collaboration with SHORELIGHT