Global Learning Activities
FIU students participate in numerous global learning activities throughout the year.
These experiences engage students from different majors and backgrounds in challenging, eye-opening social and scholarly experiences.
Our signature activity is the Tuesday Times Roundtable. Each week, scores of participants gather over lunch for thought-provoking discussion of New York Times articles on global issues.
We also support several global student organizations:
- ONE at FIU
- Student Alliance for Prison Reform
Want to go further? Consider residing in our Global Living/Learning Community, a year-long exploration of what it takes to be a global leader, while enjoying the amenities of on-campus housing.
Get rewarded for your Global Learning involvement! You can earn the coveted Global Learning Medallion after having participated in a number of our activities and programs. Sign up online today and start tracking your progress!
Engaged leadership has benefits. According to the FIU Council for Student Organizations, presidents of student organizations have an average GPA of 3.24, compared to 2.85 for students overall. Additionally, the Division of Student Affairs has identified a list of competencies that you develop when you are involved on campus!
Experience Global Learning Stories
Miami is often called a center of globalization. What exactly does that look like? And given the huge impact of migration across the region, how can we better visualize the immigrant communities that help weave the rich cultural fabric of southeast Florida? These were just a few of the questions underlying CultureMapped.com, a recent Global Learning Fellowship project…
In the fall of 2012, student Florencia Dominguez took the global learning course ECS 3021, Women, Culture and Economic Development taught by Dr. Irma Alonso. The course equipped her with an awareness of global humanitarian issues which inspired her to become engaged with the International Rescue Committee. This is the first person account of her experience…
After learning about economic disparities IDS 3189, International Nutrition, Public Health, and Economic Development, student Randy Juste applied for and received a USDA agroecology internship and has been able to work with FIU’s organic garden and related research projects. Read Randy’s first-person account of his internship and how FIU Global Learning equipped him with the global awareness and perspective he needed to become an engaged global citizen…
After learning about microfinancing in ECS 3021, Women Culture, and Economic Development, student Andrew Hofmeyer applied for an internship with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, eventually meeting the bank’s founder, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus. Read Andrew’s first-person account of his internship abroad and how Global Learning at FIU equipped him with the global awareness and perspective he needed to become an engaged global citizen…