Florida International University

Introduction

Welcome! Designed specifically for adventurous and ambitious international students, the Global First Year prepares students for academic, social and professional success at Florida International University and beyond.

About the G1Y

FIU’s Global First Year is a program created specifically for international students. As an FIU G1Y student, you will enjoy 24/7 support services, intensive English courses tailored to your proficiency level and class schedule and a curriculum which combines requirements from your chosen major with courses about your new home’s culture, history and traditions.

Experience Miami

Unique American cultural experiences are part of your G1Y first year. These include:

  • Attending an FIU Panther away game
  • Visiting downtown Miami and exploring the museums, beaches and restaurants
  • Exploring and learning about Florida's famous Everglades National Park

Concierge Services

  • Access to personalized support services from the moment you first apply until you progress to your second year at FIU
  • 24/7 call center for inquiries, from class registration to shopping advice
  • Guaranteed on-campus housing, move-in services and free airport pickup

First Year Experience

  • Your orientation to FIU doesn’t end after week one
  • The G1Y's ‘Live, Learn and Grow’ courses help you navigate everything from setting up a bank account to participating in US university courses
  • Develop the skills for academic, social and professional success beyond the G1Y

Small Class Sizes: Strong Support

  • Small classes give you greater individual attention
  • G1Y advisors give you support both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Take advantage of academic tutoring and career advice tailored to your needs

Flexible Entry Dates and Study Tracks

  • Students may enter FIU in August, January or May, so you can enter the program at the time best suited to you
  • Think you want to be an engineer, but not sure? Don’t worry. At FIU, you can change your degree up until your sophomore year.

English Language Support

  • This isn’t your average English Language course – the G1Y prepares you for specific classes and works to personalize your learning track
  • Move into your second year at FIU confident in your ability to read, write, listen and speak English
  • Plus, know exactly what your professors expect of you and the best ways to get that A

Gateway to Latin America

  • Miami is called the “Gateway to Latin America” for good reason – it is home to more than 1,400 multinational corporations in diverse industries
  • Hugely diverse, Miami is known for its innovation and boasts 18 Latin American tech hubs that are attracting foreign talent, ingenuity and investment
  • FIU is #1 in the nation in awarding bachelor's and master's degrees to Hispanic students - your classmates could be your future business partners

School Stats

  • FIU Florida Icon Located in vibrant Miami, Florida
  • FIU Student Icon 54,000 students in 2014
  • FIU Countries Icon Students from 100+ countries
  • FIU Ocean Icon Only underwater ocean laboratory in the world
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Biology

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The Biological Sciences degree program provides a strong foundation in biology, from molecules to ecosystems, including structural and developmental biology, physiology, organismal diversity, and ecology, within an evolutionary framework. [+]

The Biological Sciences degree program provides a strong foundation in biology, from molecules to ecosystems, including structural and developmental biology, physiology, organismal diversity, and ecology, within an evolutionary framework. Faculty and students work with a diverse array of plant, animal, and microbial organisms and in a wide range of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats. FIU is ideally situated for the study of tropical biology and many of our laboratories specialize in tropical systems. This field of study will prepare students for further graduate and professional studies, as well as for employment in areas that require university-level training in the life sciences. A Biology Education track prepares students for teaching at the secondary level. [-]

Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineering is the oldest of the engineering disciplines. It involves the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings, highways, railways, bridges, airports, seaports, and other structures of modern society. [+]

Civil Engineering is the oldest of the engineering disciplines. It involves the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings, highways, railways, bridges, airports, seaports, and other structures of modern society. Given the global need for rebuilding, maintaining and further developing infrastructures, the demand for civil engineers has never been greater. Civil engineers can choose from a broad spectrum of career opportunities in industry, government and private consulting. Our program provides a background of interrelated sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering with the fundamental core subjects of the engineering program. The curriculum consists of 129 credits hours, including technical courses in the areas of construction, geotechnical, environmental, structural, surveying, transportation, and water resources engineering. [-]

Computer Engineering

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Students in the Computer Engineering program are trained in the areas of hardware architecture, software engineering, hardware-software integration, signal and image processing, instrumentation and filter design, and computer networking. [+]

Students in the Computer Engineering program are trained in the areas of hardware architecture, software engineering, hardware-software integration, signal and image processing, instrumentation and filter design, and computer networking. The objective is to provide excellence in education so that our graduates become critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and life-long learners. Our graduates are trained to stay current in their field of expertise and to excel in their respective organizations. Furthermore, the program provides students with a solid foundation necessary for pursuing advanced studies in computing and related disciplines that bridge hardware designs with new software developments. [-]

Computer Science

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The BSCS degree presents a course of study that includes mathematics, science, and computer science foundational topics necessary for the preparation of a successful computing professional. [+]

The BSCS degree presents a course of study that includes mathematics, science, and computer science foundational topics necessary for the preparation of a successful computing professional. Students are taught skills in the art and science of computer programming that exposes them to program design, logic, computing theory, software engineering, and validation. Students develop software in our state of the art labs that offer a variety of operating system and interactive development environments. Typical jobs obtained by recent graduates include, computer programmer, computer analyst, and computer support specialist. Students who intend to pursue a software engineering career should select the Software Development Track. [-]

Electrical Engineering

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Students in the Electrical Engineering (EE) program are trained in the areas of electronics and electromagnetism, nanotechnology, power and energy systems, communications, controls, bio-engineering and computers. [+]

Students in the Electrical Engineering (EE) program are trained in the areas of electronics and electromagnetism, nanotechnology, power and energy systems, communications, controls, bio-engineering and computers. The objective is to provide excellence in education so that our graduates become critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and life-long learners. Our graduates are trained to stay current in their field of expertise and to excel in their respective organizations. Furthermore, the EE program provides students with a solid foundation necessary for pursuing advanced studies in the field of Electrical Engineering. [-]

Hospitality Administration

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Global development in the hospitality industry provides exceptional opportunities worldwide. [+]

Global development in the hospitality industry provides exceptional opportunities worldwide. Hospitality businesses offer an environment where graduates can become active members of diverse, dynamic teams, achieve significant income, advance strategically in career tracks, and work in attractive surroundings. With the cooperation of industry executives, the Chaplin School of Hospitality has created an internship program which utilizes the hotels, resorts, restaurants, clubs, cruise lines and event venues as practice labs for students. Students may participate in Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs in Argentina, Australia, China, Norway, Switzerland, Trinidad and more. [-]

Hospitality Management

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Global development in the hospitality industry provides exceptional opportunities worldwide. [+]

Global development in the hospitality industry provides exceptional opportunities worldwide. Hospitality businesses offer an environment where graduates can become active members of diverse, dynamic teams, achieve significant income, advance strategically in career tracks, and work in attractive surroundings. With the cooperation of industry executives, the Chaplin School of Hospitality has created an internship program which utilizes the hotels, resorts, restaurants, clubs, cruise lines and event venues as practice labs for students. Students may participate in Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs in Argentina, Australia, China, Norway, Switzerland, Trinidad and more. [-]

International Business

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In today's business world, the globalization of markets and production is more evident than ever. Global trade is growing at unprecedented speed and is affecting all businesses, even those focused on the domestic market [+]

In today's business world, the globalization of markets and production is more evident than ever. Global trade is growing at unprecedented speed and is affecting all businesses, even those focused on the domestic market. To be successful, managers must be aware of the importance of regional trade agreements and supra-national organizations, and the effect of foreign exchange systems and the effect of fluctuations in foreign exchange. Students who major in international business develop an understanding of these important issues along with knowledge of the strategies used by multinational corporations and how to manage in a cross-cultural environment. [-]

Mechanical Engineering

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The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at Florida International University (FIU) offers a curriculum which is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the basic laws of science and advanced analysis and design skills to stimulate and develop creative thinking, a professional attitude, economic judgment and environmental consciousness. [+]

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at Florida International University (FIU) offers a curriculum which is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the basic laws of science and advanced analysis and design skills to stimulate and develop creative thinking, a professional attitude, economic judgment and environmental consciousness. The aim is to develop the students' potential to the fullest, to prepare the students for superior performance as mechanical engineers, and to provide the students with the fundamental principles necessary for pursuing advanced study in the diverse fields of engineering, science and business. Students are given a good grounding in fluid/thermal sciences and energy systems, mechanics and materials, robotics and manufacturing, and computational methods. [-]

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11200 SW 8 St.
Mango 210
Miami, FL 33199

Miami, Florida, US
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