Latest Headlines and Success Stories of Global Engagement
FIU Earns “Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars” in 2024 Yet AgainFebruary 13, 2024 - FIU’s 2023-2024 Fulbright Scholars earn the university once again the U.S. Department of State’s recognition as Top Producer,a badge of honor already earned in the years 2016, 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program. FIU’s six Fulbright Scholars researched and taught in Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Portugal, and Spain, while the one Fulbright Global Scholar is completing her project in Colombia, Italy and Trinidad and Tobago until 2025.
Professor Assefa Melesse Takes Scientific Data to Policy Makers as Jefferson Science Fellow
Hosted by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development, Professor Assefa Melesse is one of nine 2023-2024 Jefferson Science Fellows. He works with the Office of the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and other agencies focused on climate security and diplomacy. Melesse expects to gain support from U.S. companies for a plastics reduction accord and contribute to a climate guide for U.S. embassies and consulates to use with local leaders.
4th Annual Global Learning Forum Wraps Up
November 4 - FIU's 4th Annual Global Learning Forum, a one-day, fully virtual forum, hosted 38 faculty, administrators, and students from Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Thailand and the U.S. to review best practices in curriculum internationalization with a particular focus on assessment of learning outcomes and advancing global learning using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Co-hosts Dr. Hilary Landorf, Assistant Vice President for Global Learning Initiatives, and Ms. Gitta Montoto, Director FIU Global, had invited multiple expert speakers and panelists from across the globe to share their respective practices and initiatives.
FIU Fulbright Student Connecting in Bahrain
November 2 - FIU graduate student, Susana Fuertes, is spending the Fall 2023 semester as a Fulbright student researcher at the Bahrain Polytechnic University and recently represented FIU at The Six Gulf for Business Incubators and Accelerators Conference. Susana met with business leaders and women entrepreneurs from Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates among others. While there, Susana is taking Arabic classes and helping women entrepreneurs with their social media accounts, and plans to launch a podcast to connect entrepreneurs and experts in the field to share their knowledge and experiences.
FIU Named Fulbright HSI Leader by the U.S. Department of State
October 30 — FIU is proud to be named as a Fulbright HSI (Hispanic-Serving Institution) Leader for 2023. Each year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) recognizes the strong engagement of select HSIs with the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international academic exchange program. FIU has been named a Fulbright HSI Leader each year since the inception of the program in 2021.