Lukas Calafell, Student Services Advisor at FIU Global First Year, helps students transition and adjust to their new environment. He's committed to seeing our Global First Year students thrive in Miami and he's sharing some of his insights into the daily activities of a Student Services Advisor. What do you do on a daily basis?... Continue reading Staff Profile: Lukas Calafell, Student Services Advisor
Our Global First Year students got out and about this Spring Break! Some returned to their home countries for the week, taking advantage of the week off from classes to go see friends and family, while others headed out across the United States for some adventure! Check out some of the cool places our students... Continue reading Spring Break Adventures
Ana Pacella, Marketing major from Venezuela is making the most of her Global First Year experience at FIU by getting involved in some of Miami’s coolest opportunities! South Beach Food & Wine Festival: “I’m not a hospitality major, so at first I was a bit hesitant to volunteer to work at the festival, but then... Continue reading Panther Profile: Ana Pacella
Last week, Global First Year Career Accelerator (CAP) students participated in a series of networking events and professional development opportunities that culminated with the FIU career fair on Thursday. The events were a great opportunity for students to prepare and build their confidence ahead of interactions with potential employers. On Monday, John Swartz, the Career... Continue reading Panthers go professional for the Career Fair!
Panther Profiles highlight our "Star Students" from the Global First Year Program. This post features quotes and advice from Himanshi Sharma, Global First Year psychology student from India! Why the United States? “I wanted to study in the US because of the practical, hands-on US education system. I also felt that it was the best... Continue reading Panther Profile: Himanshi Sharma
On Wednesday night, Global First year students watched local NBA basketball team, the MIAMI HEAT earn a win over the Atlanta Hawks (116-93) at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. Continue reading Let’s go MIAMI HEAT!
Last week, Global First Year welcomed 54 new students to Florida International University (FIU). The new group of FIU freshman represent 17 different countires - such as Oman, Venezuela, Ukarine, Kenya, and more. Plus, the program added a new country into the mix this term - Jordan! The new students were busy last week with... Continue reading Global First Year welcomes 54 new students to FIU!
On November 29, Global First Year at FIU celebrated another progression of 35 students through the program and into their second year at Florida International University (FIU). Progressing students represented countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Sweden, Ukraine, China and more. Public Speaking Professor, Nathan Kurland, addressed his students, wishing them the... Continue reading 35 Global First Year Students Progress
Earlier this month, three Global First Year students participated in the FIU "Speak Off." The biannual event hosted by the FIU Communication Arts department is designed to showcase the talents of public speaking students. The competition gives students the opportunity to show off their oratorical skills and inspire others through the power of their words. Competitors are... Continue reading Global First Year students participate in FIU “Speak Off”
Former Global First Year student, Ky Nguyen from Vietnam, is the first Career Accelerator student at FIU to be matched with an internship! Next summer, Ky will be living and working in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, as a marketing intern for backpack manufacturer, GORUCK. She will be earning academic credit as she gains first hand marketing... Continue reading First Career Accelerator Student Matched with an Internship