The sad news is -- we aren't in MANGO anymore, goodbye Starbuck's, Panda, and Taco Bell... But, the GREAT news is that we have a brand new, much BIGGER office in the center of campus! We have been busy the past couple days arranging furniture, decorating our offices, and making PC 249 feel nice and... Continue reading Global FIU moves to a new office!
Last month, 15,000 cricket fans gathered just outside Miami, in Lauderhill, to watch India take on the West Indies in the biggest cricket match played in the USA since 2012. Among those 15,000 fans were a few of our students, including Rushi Patel from India. Rushi attended the two day event in Lauderhill with friends... Continue reading India vs. West Indies Cricket Match in South Florida
A few weeks ago, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited the FIU campus as a stop on the campaign trail and even chose Miami as the place to formally announce and introduce her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. Over 5,000 people attended the rally, including some of our Global First Year students! Global First Year... Continue reading Hillary Clinton’s visit to FIU
The Global First Year program at FIU welcomed over 90 new students last week from 24 different countries – the program’s most diverse cohort to date! Some of the most represented countries in the group are Venezuela, India, Mexico, and Brazil. There are some new countries in the mix too though - such as Iran,... Continue reading Global FIU welcomes over 90 new International Students!
Aisha Maikudi, Global First Year student from Nigeria, shares her experience in the Career Accelerator and how it has helped her gain confidence and land experiences to put on her resume! "Hello everyone! My name is Aisha Maikudi and I am in the Global First Year program. This is my second semester here at FIU and... Continue reading Global FIU’s Career Accelerator Program
Last Thursday night, over 50 of our Global First Year students, who started at FIU this past spring, progressed successfully into their second year at university! "Progressing" means that students have successfully completed their first year of college at FIU and are ready to move onto their sophomore year! It's not an easy feat moving... Continue reading Our Spring 2016 Students Progress!
Global First Year student, Puneet Singh Gill from India, discusses the stereotypes he had about American people before moving to the United States and how those stereotypes have now changed. "When I think of America, the first thing that comes to my mind is the people. In India, people usually have a common thinking that people... Continue reading Overcoming Stereotypes…
Meet Tricia Ortega! She is the Associate Director of Admissions here at Global FIU. Hometown: Canton, Ohio Education: B.S. in Criminal Justice- Johnson & Wales University, MBA- Nova Southeastern University Favorite Food: "Tough decision between Italian and Mexican." Favorite part of the job: "I love helping someone have the opportunity to study in the US." What Tricia... Continue reading Meet the Global First Year Staff: Tricia Ortega
Global First Year student, Shivani Patel explains some of the cultural differences she noticed since moving to the USA from India to attend University. "Residing and studying in the USA is completely unique. My first week at FIU, I noticed people addressing professors and faculty here by their names. In India, addressing our elders, professors... Continue reading India to America… so many differences!