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Miami Highlight: Everglades National Park

Posted by Ashley James | Jul 3, 2017 2:02:14 PM


A few weeks ago, Global First Year students visited the Florida Everglades, a true South Florida highlight!

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Global FIU student Nicole Navarroa Studies Abroad

Posted by Ashley James | Jun 24, 2017 5:13:16 PM


Nicole is our first Global FIU student to study abroad! While all of our students are technically “studying abroad,” it is especially exciting to see one of our students immerse themselves in ANOTHER global learning experience!

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Campus Highlight: Frost Museum

Posted by Ashley James | Jun 15, 2017 2:08:01 PM


Contuning the "Campus Highlight Series," this week's blog post focuses on the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. 

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International Students, #youarewelcomehere

Posted by Ashley James | Jun 8, 2017 12:08:01 PM


FIU is proud to be joining the national “#YouAreWelcomeHere” campaign of higher education institutions. By widely communicating this message we (at FIU) affirm that our institution is still a safe and welcoming place for international students with a steadfast commitment to a diverse global learning community.

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Catching up with a Progressed Student!

Posted by Ashley James | Jun 2, 2017 12:44:43 PM


This week on the blog, we’re catching up with one of our progressed students! Kat is a junior (third year) at FIU now. She progressed from the Global First Year (G1Y) program in Summer 2016 and she’s telling us what she’s up to now, how G1Y prepared her for the rest of her time at FIU, and if she still hangs out with the friends she met her first year!

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Global First Year does Summer in Miami!

Posted by Ashley James | May 25, 2017 3:07:11 PM


With many of our Global First Year students around campus for the summer, Global FIU has planned some fun summer activities to keep students busy and enjoying Miami!

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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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Our program guides Global First Year international students through their first year at Florida International University (FIU) as we prepare our students for academic, social and professional success at the University and beyond.

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