Latest Headlines and Success Stories of Global Engagement

  • Erasmus+ Partner in Poznan, Poland, Hosts FIU Professor

    June 11, 2024 - Nipesh Pradhananga, Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Moss Department of Construction Management, College of Engineering & Computing, was awarded an Erasmus+ teaching mobility grant with our European partner Poznań University of Technology (PUT), Poznań, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland. During the week-long exchange, he taught classes, met with students and discussed with academic leaders how FIU and PUT can continue to collaborate. 

  • Forward-Thinking. Innovative. Unstoppable: International Students @ FIU

    Meet Humayra Sultana, Doctoral Student in Public Affairs Humayra completed her bachelor’s and master's at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) in Disaster and Human Security Management. At FIU, she recently was a Research Assistant at the Extreme Events Institute. She is now participating in two NSF-funded projects focused on making communities disaster resilient focused on Miami, and post-disaster relocation issues in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017. Humayra is a true FIU change-maker! 

  • IIE Heiskell Award Honorable Mention for FIU COIL

    April 18, 2024 - The Institute of International Education's 2024 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education honor's FIU COIL with an honorable mention as an outstanding initiative that advances international higher education. Over 1,100 educators have developed and embedded into their courses COIL pedagogy with help from FIU design workshops and leadership institutes. This in turn has yielded thousands of faculty and students engaged in transformational global learning with diverse international peers.
  • FIU Earns “Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars” in 2024 Yet Again

    February 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 Global - the hub for campus internationalization

FIU Global leads the institution's campus internationalization efforts. Most recently, FIU Global has spearheaded the efforts of FIU's first ever global strategy. At the core of our international education success is our Global Learning for Global Citizenship initiative, an award-winning, national model. More than 195,000 of our undergraduate students have benefitted from global learning courses and advanced their global competencies. These courses have been taught by more than 1,500 enthusiastic faculty across all disciplines. In the book Making Global Learning Universal - Promoting Inclusion and Success for All Students (NAFSA/Stylus), our scholars have described this program as a replicable guide. 

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Points of pride

  • 2016

    Recognized for innovation in international education with the IIE Andrew Heiskell Award

  • 2019

    Awarded the APLU Institutional Gold Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement

  • 2021

    Recipient of the NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization

  • 2023

    Fulbright Hispanic Serving Institution Leader

Accolades for Global Impact and Engagement

  • No. 2 in the world for impact on Life Below Water (UN SDG 14)
  • No. 7in the world for impact on Access to Clean Water & Sanitation (UN SDG 6)
  • No. 12in the world for impact on Life on Land (UN SDG 15)
  • No. 2international business undergraduate program (US World & News Program)
  • No. 2international business graduate program (US World & News Report)
  • No. 3global affairs graduate program (US World & News Report)
  • No. 19international law program (US World & News Report)
  • Top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars in 2016, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2024