Life at FIU

Meet two of our new students here at Global FIU!

Headshot of new FIU Global student, Shivani

Meet two of our new Global First Year students, Shivani Patel from India and Oscar Alay from Peru.


New student Shivani Patel

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, the shopping is great.”

What do you miss most about home: “The food! There is good Indian food here in Miami, but of course it is not the same as my mother’s!”


New student Oscar Alay

Name: Oscar Alay

Home Country: Peru

Major: International Business

Favorite thing about FIU: “The campus is really beautiful. There are so many trees and lakes, it makes it really nice to walk around here between classes. And, the buildings we have classes in are all new and nice. I really like all my professors, too.”

What do you miss most about home: “My family.”


Check us out on instagram @globalfiu for interviews with the students and pictures of them enjoying campus life!


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