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DC Fly-Ins

FIU in DC and several partner units across the university collaborate to offer multiple, funded trips to DC throughout the academic year.  Each opportunity is tailored to a specific academic and career interest.  Each opportunity is tailored to specific academic and career interests, with the added objective of connecting students with open internship and job opportunities.

In addition to the below two opportunities open to students regardless of department, FIU in DC partners with the Jack Gordon Institute, College of Law, Student Access & Success, International Student & Scholar Services, College of Engineering and Computing, and other campus partners for program-specific fly-in programs.

“Future of” Fly-in Series

Partner: Student Government Association and Campus Life



Thanks to the support of the FIU Student Government Association, each Fall and Spring, FIU in DC and Campus Life plan an immersive experience in the capital focused on how our students can impact the future of a specific challenging facing society.  Each topic is aligned to one of FIU’s priority research areas.

The goal of each fly-in is to provide students with a brief, but in-depth Washington, D.C. experience in:

  • Advocacy & Policy
  • Communications
  • Research and Innovation
  • A greater understanding of how Washington, D.C. works. 
  • Exposure to the branches of government, international organizations and corporate offices

Working across disciplines, the student delegation will not only learn and explore the designated thematic area but also work to find solutions and innovative approaches to varying challenges.

Transformation Contest

Partner: Office of Global Learning Initiatives

Every person experiences moments of transformation that forever change the way we see ourselves, our community, our world. This contest asks you to think deeply about your own international or intercultural transformational experiences. What’s more, it challenges you to inspire others by sharing your experience via artistic or informational media.

The Transformation Contest trip to DC, which takes place once a year in between the Spring and Summer academic semesters, is focused on careers in international relations and development.  Selected students will visit various federal government, nonprofit, and corporate entities focused in these areas.

Learn more about this trip and current application cycle deadlines here.