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American Culture, College tips

5 “app-ealing” Ways to Learn English

Did you know that there are some great mobile apps to help you with your English? With these apps below, you can get more comfortable using English and discover new words. Soon, you’ll be talking more in class, making new friends and even having fun learning!    Duolingo  Learning should be fun. And Duolingo makes learning and practicing English very fun! How? By turning... Continue reading 5 “app-ealing” Ways to Learn English
College tips, Life at FIU, Check out FIU highlights, which include summer activities, student internships, university culture, and various things to do in Miami! Miami

What’s Going on This Weekend?

We’re going to the zoo with some of our ELI Global First Year students on Saturday!  In case you can’t make it, here’s a list of other fun events going on in Miami this weekend. Friday, May 8th, 2015 Free Fridays at The Wolfsonian; 6-9pm Learn more about The Wolfsonian Collection and related art and design themes... Continue reading What’s Going on This Weekend?
Group of FIU female students
American Culture, College tips, Life at FIU

Going “Greek”: About US College Fraternities and Sororities

Walk around Florida International University and you’ll hear students mentioning “Greek life,” fraternities or sororities. Here’s what it all means, so you can better understand this popular aspect of student life at many US universities. What is Greek life? Greek life is the term used to reference fraternities (typically for men) and sororities (typically for... Continue reading Going “Greek”: About US College Fraternities and Sororities
FIU mascot, Roary the Panther
American Culture, Life at FIU

Say hi to Roary the Panther, your FIU mascot!

For some students, showing school pride means going to a football game, buying a shirt or joining a club. For a select and sweaty few, school pride means wearing a giant costume. If you’re new to the idea of a school mascot, here’s everything you need to know about these lovable symbols of school spirit!... Continue reading Say hi to Roary the Panther, your FIU mascot!
American Cultural Experiences
Life at FIU

Welcome to the Global FIU Blog!

Want to make the most of studying internationally at Florida International University? Then you’ve come to the right place! This blog is just one of the many FIU Global First Year resources available to help you: Prepare for studying internationally, Adjust to American culture and college life, And succeed academically at a school with rich history.... Continue reading Welcome to the Global FIU Blog!