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.

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


America’s Best Colleges 2024
(WSJ/College Pulse, 2024)


International Business

U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Top Public Schools
U.S. News & World Report,


Most Innovative Schools (tie)
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