One of the perks of being a student at Florida International University (FIU) is living in Miami – one of the most globally engaged cities in the United States. Our Global First Year students take advantage of all the cool things there are to do here in Miami, and this blog series, “Miami Highlights,” will... Continue reading Miami Highlight: Wynwood Arts District
With many of our Global First Year students around campus for the summer, Global FIU has planned some fun summer activities to keep students busy and enjoying Miami! You'll notice fun events planned such as ice cream parties and spa days, as well as excursions to the beach and the everglades. All Global First Year... Continue reading Global First Year does Summer in Miami!
This week on the blog, we’re catching up with one of our progressed students! Kat is a junior (third year) at FIU now. She progressed from the Global First Year (G1Y) program in Summer 2016 and she’s telling us what she’s up to now, how G1Y prepared her for the rest of her time at... Continue reading Catching up with a Progressed Student!
Contuning the "Campus Highlight Series," this week's blog post focuses on the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. Situated on the FIU campus and one of the largest free-standing art museums in South Florida, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum has welcomed more than 40,000 visitors per year since its founding in 1977. The Frost... Continue reading Campus Highlight: Frost Museum
A few weeks ago, Global First Year students visited the Florida Everglades, a true South Florida highlight! Everglades National Park is a 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve on the southern tip of Florida, less than an hour drive west of Miami. Often compared to a grassy, slow-moving river, the Everglades is made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass... Continue reading FIU College Tour – Everglades National Park
Our Global First Year students got out and about this Spring Break! Some returned to their home countries for the week, taking advantage of the week off from classes to go see friends and family, while others headed out across the United States for some adventure! Check out some of the cool places our students... Continue reading Spring Break Adventures
On Wednesday night, Global First year students watched local NBA basketball team, the MIAMI HEAT earn a win over the Atlanta Hawks (116-93) at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. Continue reading Let’s go MIAMI HEAT!
Former Global First Year student, Ky Nguyen from Vietnam, is the first Career Accelerator student at FIU to be matched with an internship! Next summer, Ky will be living and working in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, as a marketing intern for backpack manufacturer, GORUCK. She will be earning academic credit as she gains first hand marketing... Continue reading First Career Accelerator Student Matched with an Internship
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!
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