Global First Year 3

The Global First Year 3-term program is for students seeking an immersive English-learning experience. The program gives students a firsthand practical and cultural understanding of the FIU campus and the Miami area through its contextual curriculum. Upon completion of the program, students progress into year 2 of their undergraduate education with a full year’s worth of academic credits.

Benefits Include:
  • Personal advising from your Student Services and Academic Advisors
  • Specialized tutoring and academic support tailored to your academic needs, degree and professional goals
  • A combination of integrated courses with domestic FIU students and dedicated courses for FIU G1Y students
  • English-language labs and workshops designed for you to improve your academic, social and professional language skills
  • Unique G1Y opportunities such as the Career Accelerator program, the UNESCO Global Citizenship course and the G1Y Orientation Leadership Career Accelerator program and opportunities to work as an orientation leader for future global Year Students

Program Details

Program Details
Program Length
Credits Earned
Toward Degree
3 semesters Flexible 36 – 38 Standard Progression** Year 2
*Some FIU majors and colleges may require a higher GPA and additional coursework for admission into their programs. Students are notified of higher GPA requirements upon arrival.
**Varies by degree program.

Entry Requirements

To apply for FIU Global First Year 3, you should meet the following qualifications:

Entry Requirements
GPA Minimum Minimum TOEFL® Minimum IELTS™ Minimum Pearson Versant™ Minimum Password
Only one of the scores below required
 2.8 60
no subscore below 12
no subscore below 4.5
no subscore below 37
no subscore below 4.5

Don’t meet these requirements? The Pre-Sessional English Program might be a better fit for you.

Sample Coursework

Depending on their choice of major, students will follow an elective curriculum such as:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Information Sciences
  • Business, Finance and Economics

Build Your Career Before It Even Begins.

Included in the Global First Year program, the Career Accelerator is a 2-year program focused on professional development. Learn valuable skills. Gain real world experience. Customize your experience to fit your goals. Stand out when you apply for jobs.

Interested in Additional English-Language Support?

Some international students want to get even better with English before they start the Global First Year program. That’s why we offer the Pre-Sessional English add-on. With additional English-language assistance, you’ll feel more comfortable in American classrooms.

You’re Ready for the Challenge

And we’ll help. We simplify the Global First Year Program application process for you, so you can focus on becoming the best international student you can be.