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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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Global First Year welcomes 54 new students to FIU!

Posted by Ashley James | Jan 11, 2017 1:23:03 PM


Last week, Global First Year welcomed 54 new students to Florida International University (FIU). The new group of FIU freshman represent 17 different countires - such as Oman, Venezuela, Ukarine, Kenya, and more. Plus, the program added a new country into the mix this term - Jordan!

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35 Global First Year Students Progress

Posted by Ashley James | Dec 8, 2016 11:56:00 AM


On November 29, Global First Year at FIU celebrated another progression of 35 students through the program and into their second year at Florida International University (FIU).

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Global First Year students participate in FIU "Speak Off"

Posted by Ashley James | Dec 2, 2016 3:05:17 PM


Earlier this month, three Global First Year students participated in the FIU "Speak Off." The biannual event hosted by the FIU Communication Arts department is designed to showcase the talents of public speaking students.

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First Career Accelerator Student Matched with an Internship

Posted by Ashley James | Nov 3, 2016 10:30:16 AM


Former Global First Year student, Ky Nguyen from Vietnam, is the first Career Accelerator student at FIU to be matched with an internship! Next summer, Ky will be living and working in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, as a marketing intern for backpack manufacturer, GORUCK. She will be earning academic credit as she gains first hand marketing experience alongside other interns.

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Global FIU moves to a new office!

Posted by Ashley James | Oct 5, 2016 2:29:52 PM


The sad news is -- we aren't in MANGO anymore, goodbye Starbuck's, Panda, and Taco Bell...

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