The Day That Changed My Life: My First Adventure in Paris

The day that changed my life: My first adventure in Paris

Editor’s note: Daniela Rico is a marketing and international business major who serves as an International Student Ambassador in the Office of Global Initiatives.She reflected on her first experience in Paris as a study abroad student spending the semester at the Dauphine Paris Business School. I had never felt this anxious, excited, and scared all […]

My Story: FIU Business study abroad leads to living abroad….and the experience of a lifetime.

As far back as second grade, I’ve been intrigued with Spanish language and culture, and I studied the language avidly through middle and high school. In 11th grade, my AP Spanish Language teacher preached something to our class that stuck with me: the concept of “immersion”. To really learn a language, she told us, one […]

Business and culture combined in marketing study abroad trip to Europe.

Business and culture combined in marketing study abroad trip to Europe.

Students in the College of Business’ marketing study abroad program spent a packed 12 days in Spain, Italy and France getting a first-hand look at important local manufacturing and service-based companies including the Codorniu Winery in Barcelona and the L’Occitane manufacturing facility in Provence, as well as the Port Authority in Nice. Their hotel: Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the […]

Exchange students from Germany reminisce on their semester abroad at FIU.

Thousands of miles from freezing cold temperatures in Munich, Germany, five exchange students from Munich Business School traveled to hot, sunny Florida for a study abroad experience they will not forget. They came through FIU College of Business’ Office of International Affairs & Projects’ inbound study program. Historically offered during the summer, the non-degree-seeking program […]

FIU students connect globally with business students in Peru and Argentina through live video conference.

It’s one thing for FIU students to learn about globalization and the job search in a classroom. It’s another for them to participate in a live discussion on the topic from Miami with peers in Lima and Buenos Aires. In the newly-built Parkview Hall’s technologically advanced multipurpose room, equipped with four plasma screen TVs and […]

Trip down under uncovers new vision of business learning.

Some call Australia the Land Down Under. Or Oz. Or Aussie. Elizabeth Carril calls it “amazing.” This summer, Carril joined a group of Florida International University (FIU) College of Business students on a study abroad trip to Australia. “The trip was eye-opening right from when we first landed in Sydney,” she said. “I was immediately […]

From factory tours to dinner in the desert, students enjoy study abroad in Dubai.

Since the discovery of oil in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the early 1960’s, the country has been transformed from an impoverished region of small desert principalities to a modern state with a high standard of living. Enabling students from Florida International University (FIU) to learn about the exciting business environment of Dubai, one […]