The breadth and depth of FIU's engagement with Colombians and in Colombia is the chief rationale for the establishment of this World Center, even without a designated physical in-country location. With ten formal institutional partners in Colombia, with whom we regularly exchange knowledge, resources, students and faculty, but also many others, we are finding solutions and creating new knowledge. Based on these successes, the World Center Colombia is all about enhancing current parnterships and cultivating new strategic alliances.
Such alliances come in all shapes and sizes and cover the humanities, social sciences, arts, natural and applied sciences and more. The intention of a World Center is also to connect with our alumni who are FIU Panthers for life and are keen to connect their rich knowledge and skillset meaninful alliances that make our world a better place.
A new alliance formed in Fall 2021 is FIU's partnership with Colfuturo. Since 1991, Colfuturo has been promoting graduate studies at some of the most prestigious universities across the globe and provides scholarships to qualified Colombian students to support them with their ambitious educational goals of obtaining a master’s or doctoral degree abroad. As a partner, FIU offers additional benefits to Colfuturo-scholarship recipients, such as tuition waivers and insurance coverage.