Easier Transition

Simple admissions process and classes tailored to your academic and English-language level.


More Support

Free airport pickup, greater attention in smaller classes and language and academic help.


Career Growth

Professional development courses, internship assistance and greater cultural understanding.

Is Global First Year Right for You?

See why these students from China, Senegal, Venezuela and other countries love studying at FIU.

About Florida
International University


In Miami, a big, exciting city in sunny Florida.


Miami is considered an Alpha World City, similar to Bangkok, Buenos Aires and Dublin.


FIU is the only public research university in Miami.


The International Business Program is ranked top 2 in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2020).


FIU has more than 55,000 students, including students from 142 countries.


55+ undergraduate degrees available for Global First Year students.

Is Global First Year Right for You?

See why you’d love studying at Florida International University with thousands of other international students.


Start earning college credits right away while you:

  • Choose from 55+ undergraduate degrees
  • Improve your English language-skills
  • Receive academic, career and cultural support

“Taking advantage of the Global First Year support services is great. Math tutoring has really helped my grades, and the small English class sizes gave me the confidence to increase my English speaking skills.”

– Jessica H. from Sweden