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Panther Profile: Maria Silva Orebegozo, Colombia

Posted by Ashley James | May 18, 2017 11:45:20 AM


For progressed Global First Year student and FIU double Marketing & Hospitality major, Maria Silva from Colombia, its all about making the most of her time and choosing the right career path through hands on experience.

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Global FIU welcomes 22 new students this summer!

Posted by Ashley James | May 11, 2017 11:53:27 AM


Last week, Global First Year at FIU welcomed 22 new international students to Miami! The new group hails from all over the world – Panama, Qatar, Angola, China, and Pakistan just to name a few of their home countries!

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Miami Highlight: Wynwood Arts District

Posted by Ashley James | May 4, 2017 3:08:08 PM


One of the perks of being a student at Florida International University (FIU) is living in Miami – one of the most globally engaged cities in the United States. Our Global First Year students take advantage of all the cool things there are to do here in Miami, and this blog series, “Miami Highlights,” will focus on some of their favorites!

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Campus Highlight: Wall of Wind

Posted by Ashley James | Apr 27, 2017 12:31:35 PM


The Florida International University (FIU) campus is not only vibrant and beautiful, but also full of points of interest for various academic programs. One of the most notable campus highlights, (particularly to engineering students) is the Wall of Wind (WOW) research facility - which is the nation’s first university research facility capable of simulating Category 5 hurricane winds!

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Staff Profile: Lukas Calafell, Student Services Advisor

Posted by Ashley James | Apr 4, 2017 10:36:04 AM


Lukas Calafell, Student Services Advisor at FIU Global First Year, helps students transition and adjust to their new environment. He's committed to seeing our Global First Year students thrive in Miami and he's sharing some of his insights into the daily activities of a Student Services Advisor.

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Spring Break Adventures

Posted by Ashley James | Mar 23, 2017 3:16:53 PM


Our Global First Year students got out and about this Spring Break! Some returned to their home countries for the week, taking advantage of the week off from classes to go see friends and family, while others headed out across the United States for some adventure! Check out some of the cool places our students visited:

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Panther Profile: Ana Pacella

Posted by Ashley James | Mar 8, 2017 11:16:11 AM


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!

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Panthers go professional for the Career Fair!

Posted by Ashley James | Feb 15, 2017 4:37:15 PM


Last week, Global First Year Career Accelerator (CAP) students participated in a series of networking events and professional development opportunities that culminated with the FIU career fair on Thursday. The events were a great opportunity for students to prepare and build their confidence ahead of interactions with potential employers.

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Panther Profile: Himanshi Sharma

Posted by Ashley James | Feb 9, 2017 12:45:36 PM


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!

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Let's go MIAMI HEAT!

Posted by Ashley James | Feb 3, 2017 3:52:20 PM


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.

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