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Life at FIU, Check out FIU highlights, which include summer activities, student internships, university culture, and various things to do in Miami! Miami, Careers

Meet the Global First Year Staff: John Swartz

Meet John Swartz! He is our Career Accelerator Program Advisor here at Global First Year. Hometown: Houston, Texas Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Hawaii Pacific University and a Master's Degree in International Education from FIU Countries lived in: Australia, Nepal, Spain, Malaysia and Indonesia Favorite part of the job: "I enjoy helping students realize... Continue reading Meet the Global First Year Staff: John Swartz
FIU Global student posing in front of R.M. Drake quote
American Culture, Life at FIU, Check out FIU highlights, which include summer activities, student internships, university culture, and various things to do in Miami! Miami

Guest Post: Ky Nguyen, Global First Year student

During the month of February, we are doing something new here on the blog! We have invited our students to "guest post" and share their favorite FIU/Global First Year memories. Our third guest post is written by Ky Nguyen, one of our students from Vietnam. "Being in Miami for 4 months, I had a few... Continue reading Guest Post: Ky Nguyen, Global First Year student
Family photo of a FIU Global student
Life at FIU

Guest Post: Santiago Chirino, Global First Year student

During the month of February, we are doing something new here on the blog! We have invited our students to "guest post" and share their favorite FIU/Global First Year memories. Our second guest post is written by Santiago Chirino, one of our students from Mexico. It is early in the morning, the sun is coming... Continue reading Guest Post: Santiago Chirino, Global First Year student
Headshot of new FIU Global student, Shivani
Life at FIU

Meet two of our new students here at Global FIU!

Meet two of our new Global First Year students, Shivani Patel from India and Oscar Alay from Peru.   Name: Shivani Patel Home Country: India Major: Biology Favorite thing about Miami: "The Shopping! Maybe that sounds bad to say? But, there are so many great places to go in Miami. I love living here so far. And truly,... Continue reading Meet two of our new students here at Global FIU!
American Culture, Life at FIU, Check out FIU highlights, which include summer activities, student internships, university culture, and various things to do in Miami! Miami

Global First Year welcomes 85 new students!

Here at Global FIU, we just wrapped up a whirlwind orientation week which welcomed 85 new students to the Global First Year program at FIU! 16 countries are represented by this new cohort with Saudi Arabia leading the group with 31 students! For many of them, this is their first time in the United States,... Continue reading Global First Year welcomes 85 new students!
FIU Global student making a cookie house
American Culture, Life at FIU

Happy Holidays from Global First Year!

The Student Services team has been busy this past month, ensuring that our Global First Year students make the most of their first Christmas season here in then United States! While the weather in Miami isn’t exactly your typical winter weather, the happenings on and around campus certainly have been! Before most of our students... Continue reading Happy Holidays from Global First Year!
FIU Global students and team celebrating Thanksgiving
American Culture, Life at FIU

Global First Year celebrates Thanksgiving

Last Wednesday night, some of our very own students planned and organized a Thanksgiving Dinner on campus so the entire Global First Year program could experience this beloved American holiday tradition! Students embraced their Global First Year “family” and sat side by side as they shared what they are grateful for and feasted on typical... Continue reading Global First Year celebrates Thanksgiving