Ana Pacella, Marketing major from Venezuela is making the most of her Global First Year experience at FIU by getting involved in some of Miami’s coolest opportunities! South Beach Food & Wine Festival: “I’m not a hospitality major, so at first I was a bit hesitant to volunteer to work at the festival, but then... Continue reading Panther Profile: Ana Pacella
Panther Profiles highlight our "Star Students" from the Global First Year Program. This post features quotes and advice from Himanshi Sharma, Global First Year psychology student from India! Why the United States? “I wanted to study in the US because of the practical, hands-on US education system. I also felt that it was the best... Continue reading Panther Profile: Himanshi Sharma
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!
Last week, Global First Year welcomed 54 new students to Florida International University (FIU). The new group of FIU freshman represent 17 different countires - such as Oman, Venezuela, Ukarine, Kenya, and more. Plus, the program added a new country into the mix this term - Jordan! The new students were busy last week with... Continue reading Global First Year welcomes 54 new students to FIU!
On November 29, Global First Year at FIU celebrated another progression of 35 students through the program and into their second year at Florida International University (FIU). Progressing students represented countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Sweden, Ukraine, China and more. Public Speaking Professor, Nathan Kurland, addressed his students, wishing them the... Continue reading 35 Global First Year Students Progress
Earlier this month, three Global First Year students participated in the FIU "Speak Off." The biannual event hosted by the FIU Communication Arts department is designed to showcase the talents of public speaking students. The competition gives students the opportunity to show off their oratorical skills and inspire others through the power of their words. Competitors are... Continue reading Global First Year students participate in FIU “Speak Off”
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!
Last month, 15,000 cricket fans gathered just outside Miami, in Lauderhill, to watch India take on the West Indies in the biggest cricket match played in the USA since 2012. Among those 15,000 fans were a few of our students, including Rushi Patel from India. Rushi attended the two day event in Lauderhill with friends... Continue reading India vs. West Indies Cricket Match in South Florida
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!
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