We’re going to the zoo with some of our ELI Global First Year students on Saturday! In case you can’t make it, here’s a list of other fun events going on in Miami this weekend. Friday, May 8th, 2015 Free Fridays at The Wolfsonian; 6-9pm Learn more about The Wolfsonian Collection and related art and design themes... Continue reading What’s Going on This Weekend?
Every language and culture has its own quirks that can confuse newcomers. Idioms, or common phrases that only make sense with a little further explanation, especially love to “throw a curve ball” at you. But after you read this list, understanding American idioms will be “as easy as taking candy from a baby.” As easy... Continue reading Cat Got Your Tongue? American Idioms Explained (A-F)
Walk around Florida International University and you’ll hear students mentioning “Greek life,” fraternities or sororities. Here’s what it all means, so you can better understand this popular aspect of student life at many US universities. What is Greek life? Greek life is the term used to reference fraternities (typically for men) and sororities (typically for... Continue reading Going “Greek”: About US College Fraternities and Sororities
Florida International University is well-known for its focus on research and embracing the unknown. In that spirit, here are fun facts you should know about FIU while considering where to study! 1. Students come from 142 different countries. Giphy The student population comes from all 50 US states and 142 countries. You’ll get to meet... Continue reading 11 Facts You Didn’t Know about FIU
For some students, showing school pride means going to a football game, buying a shirt or joining a club. For a select and sweaty few, school pride means wearing a giant costume. If you’re new to the idea of a school mascot, here’s everything you need to know about these lovable symbols of school spirit!... Continue reading Say hi to Roary the Panther, your FIU mascot!
Want to make the most of studying internationally at Florida International University? Then you’ve come to the right place! This blog is just one of the many FIU Global First Year resources available to help you: Prepare for studying internationally, Adjust to American culture and college life, And succeed academically at a school with rich history.... Continue reading Welcome to the Global FIU Blog!