Life at FIU


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Panther Profile: Srishti Jaiswal, India

Journalism major and Global First Year student from India, Srishti Jaiswal, shares her Global First Year experience and thoughts on Miami and FIU! Safety at FIU: The campus feels very safe. I am always walking around with my friends and we feel very secure. Also, it is great because things are so close to the... Continue reading Panther Profile: Srishti Jaiswal, India
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Global First Year Volunteering

Global FIU is starting a volunteering initiative with the goals of further involving students in their community, giving them extra credit opportunities, experience to put on resumes and helping them develop a life-long interest in volunteering! Our activities this semester include fundraising events on campus like Relay for Life, volunteering at the campus’ Nature Reserve... Continue reading Global First Year Volunteering
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Global First Year Mentoring

One of the three new initiatives we’ve launched this semester at Global FIU is a program called G1YM – Global First Year Mentoring! Through pairing returning students in their second semester of G1Y with students in their first semester, we are working to build friendships and guide new students through their first semester at FIU.... Continue reading Global First Year Mentoring
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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
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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
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Guest Post: Santiago Chirino, 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 second guest post is written by Santiago Chirino, one of our students from Mexico. It is early in the morning, the sun is coming... Continue reading Guest Post: Santiago Chirino, Global First Year student
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Meet two of our new students here at Global FIU!

Meet two of our new Global First Year students, Shivani Patel from India and Oscar Alay from Peru.   Name: Shivani Patel Home Country: India Major: Biology Favorite thing about Miami: "The Shopping! Maybe that sounds bad to say? But, there are so many great places to go in Miami. I love living here so far. And truly,... Continue reading Meet two of our new students here at Global FIU!