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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
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 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