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FIULukas
Life at FIU, Miami

Meet the Global First Year Staff: Lukas Calafell

Meet Lukas Calafell! He is one of the Student Services Advisors here at Global FIU. Hometown: Miami, FL Education:  Florida International University – BA Sociology/Anthropology (2012) Florida International University – MS Higher Education Administration (2015) Favorite Food: Pasta Countries lived in/visited:  Costa Rica (Lived), Dominica, Argentina, The Bahamas Favorite part of the job: "Helping students navigate the university... Continue reading
FIUOrientationBlog
College tips, Miami

Summer Orientation

Last week, we welcomed 16 new international students to the Global FIU family! This is a very diverse cohort, representing 12 different countries - some of which are new to the Global FIU program such as: Sweden, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Within the group we have nine females and seven males. Orientation activities included: moving into... Continue reading
FIUVolunteering
American Culture, Life at FIU, Miami

Global First Year Volunteering

Global FIU is starting a volunteering initiative with the goals of further involving students in their community, giving them extra credit opportunities, experience to put on resumes and helping them develop a life-long interest in volunteering! Our activities this semester include fundraising events on campus like Relay for Life, volunteering at the campus’ Nature Reserve... Continue reading
John_Swartz
Life at FIU, Miami, Careers

Meet the Global First Year Staff: John Swartz

Meet John Swartz! He is our Career Accelerator Program Advisor here at Global First Year. Hometown: Houston, Texas Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Hawaii Pacific University and a Master's Degree in International Education from FIU Countries lived in: Australia, Nepal, Spain, Malaysia and Indonesia Favorite part of the job: "I enjoy helping students realize... Continue reading
FIUIdara
Life at FIU

Panther Profile: Idara Akpan

Meet Global First Year student from Nigeria: Idara Akpan Why FIU: When I started looking at universities, something about FIU just drew me in. It looked so tropical, interesting and really fun! The campus is beautiful and the school is in Miami – who doesn’t want to live in Miami? FIU Experience: I love the... Continue reading