Paying it Forward!

If there is something every single one of you has in common is a genuine desire to make the world a better place. As you learned during your time at FIU, there are myriad ways of accomplishing that goal. Here, we propose some of the steps you can take to make sure you are helping to shape the next generation of global citizens that will carry on your legacy.

Become a donor: Our office is one hundred percent committed to democratizing philanthropy. What does that mean? It means that we can rearrange decision-making structures that are more inclusive of different individuals, particularly those who are often left out of these conversations. It means that you don’t have to wait until you are the wealthiest person to give back for even the smallest contributions can make a long lasting impact.

How can you become a donor? It’s easier than you might think. If you are interested, please sign up here. 

In the meantime, you can  read this FIU News story of our youngest donor, Danielle Lyn, GLM ’17 who created the Rupert L. Lyn Capstone Scholarship in memory of her late brother. 

These are two scholarship funds that are currently open for contributions:



Be a mentor: So many of you wrote on your e-portfolios about the powerful connections you established with mentors who helped you shape the person you became at FIU. Remember how such guidance and confidence in you made such a difference in your life?

This is your opportunity to do the same for a student who is now trying to figure out their role in this world.

If you are interested in participating in our mentorship program, please sign up here. 



Hire interns: Do you know why you received weekly emails with dozens of internships? It was a result of our community partners, former colleagues, alumni, and the greater FIU family trusting our students to join them in the workplace. Now you can be the one to share a fantastic opportunity that has the potential to change a student’s professional trajectory!

Are you interested in paying it forward? Sign up here. 




Share your expertise: Come back to us! You can join us in person or online. You can join a panel, present individually, create your own workshop…the sky is the limit! Tell us what you are doing, share your magic tips, bring the outside world to us. We are all ears!

If you are interested in returning to FIU as a guest speaker, please let us know here. 





Tell others about us: If I recall correctly most of you have indicated that the Global Learning Medallion was one of your favorite FIU experiences. Hope that still rings true to you! If so, then tell prospective students, potential donors, anybody who can help us do our work better about this program, and how it impacted you.

Interested in becoming a spokesperson for global learning? Sign up here.