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Global FIU welcomes over 90 new International Students!

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!
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Global FIU’s Career Accelerator Program

 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
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“Global First Year program helps international students adapt to American college life”

"Growing up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Ky Nguyen was shy and seldom ventured outside of her social circle. Giving a speech in English in front of a class in the United States would have been a daunting prospect. Then she enrolled in the Global First Year program (G1Y) at FIU. The program helps... Continue reading “Global First Year program helps international students adapt to American college life”
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Overcoming Stereotypes…

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…
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Meet the Global First Year Staff: Tricia Ortega

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
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India to America… so many differences!

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!
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Meet the Global First Year Staff: Lukas Calafell

Meet Lukas Calafell! He is one of the Student Services Advisors here at Global FIU. Hometown: Miami, FL Education:  Florida International University – BA Sociology/Anthropology (2012) Florida International University – MS Higher Education Administration (2015) Favorite Food: Pasta Countries lived in/visited:  Costa Rica (Lived), Dominica, Argentina, The Bahamas Favorite part of the job: "Helping students navigate the university... Continue reading Meet the Global First Year Staff: Lukas Calafell
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“Learning to call my dorm home” -Mazin Al Jabri, Oman

Mazin Al Jabri, Global First Year student from Oman, shares a memorable experience from his first year at Florida International University (FIU) - learning to feel at home in his dorm! "I have never been able to transition as easily as many people believe I do. Change makes me nervous. Moving to Miami from my... Continue reading “Learning to call my dorm home” -Mazin Al Jabri, Oman