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College tips, Life at FIU

“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
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Summer Orientation

Last week, we welcomed 16 new international students to the Global FIU family! This is a very diverse cohort, representing 12 different countries - some of which are new to the Global FIU program such as: Sweden, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Within the group we have nine females and seven males. Orientation activities included: moving into... Continue reading Summer Orientation
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Describe YOUR Global First Year in ONE word…

  In honor of our first "Global First Year class" progressing into their second year at FIU and successfully through our program, we asked some of our students to describe THEIR Global First Year in just ONE word:   "Achievement " - Nathalie Sanchez, El Salvador "Challenging " - Ky Nguyen, Vietnam "Motivating " -... Continue reading Describe YOUR Global First Year in ONE word…
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Tips for Overcoming Culture Shock

It’s natural for international students to be nervous or upset while adjusting to life in the USA. Luckily, there’s good news about this “culture shock.” Other students just like you have successfully adjusted their new environment, and you can too! Get started by reading these easy to follow tips.   Be patient and realistic Your... Continue reading Tips for Overcoming Culture Shock
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How to Decorate your Dorm Room so it Feels Like Home

Dorm rooms, like 8am lectures, can be boring.  Good thing it’s easy to give your dorm room an interesting, happy vibe. Find some decoration inspiration thanks to other students at dormdesign.tumblr.com. Because your dorm room can still like home, even if your family is thousands of miles away.     Bring decorations from home  dormdesign.tumblr.com   ... Continue reading How to Decorate your Dorm Room so it Feels Like Home
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How to Beat New School Nervousness

Admit it – even if you’re excited about studying internationally, you’re also a bit scared. Luckily, you’re not alone. We asked international students what their top concerns were about studying abroad, and how they conquered those fears. Here’s how you can turn new school nervousness into new school success.   If You’re Nervous About a... Continue reading How to Beat New School Nervousness
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Hungry for Variety? Here’s How to Find Good Places to Eat

Want to explore your new city and new cuisines? From local specialties to cuisine from around the world, America has a lot to offer you when you’re hungry. With some help from Hunger Games star (and lover of food) Jennifer Lawrence, here are four great tips for going beyond just the dining hall! 1. Check... Continue reading Hungry for Variety? Here’s How to Find Good Places to Eat
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FIU Study Abroad Checklist for New International Students

Good news: You’re about to go on an exciting and rewarding adventure. And while there’s a lot to get done before you start, we’re here to help! You don’t want to miss a thing, and we don’t you to, either. So here’s what you should do as a new international student preparing to study abroad... Continue reading FIU Study Abroad Checklist for New International Students