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FIU in DC "Future of" Fly-In Series

FIU in DC’s Student Success Fly-In aims to prepare top FIU student leaders to enhance their professional development in the workplace and beyond through a rich learning experience curated in Washington, DC.

Applications for the Fall 2018 "Future of Latin America" Fly-In November 13-15 are now open. Apply on PantherConnect with your FIU student credentials by clicking here


"Future of" Fly-In Series

Each fly-in will focus on a specific topic of importance and will aim to bring together an interdisciplinary group of students and faculty. 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,
  • A greater understanding of how Washington, D.C. works. 

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.

FIU in DC Certificate in Advocacy & Changemaking

As a result of this fly-in experience, participants will receive our a non-credit certificate in Advocacy. Requirements for completion of the certificate include:

  • Training in advocacy & communication skills
  • Advocacy meetings with DC professionals
  • Full participation in the 3-day fly-in experience
  • Participation in policy Hackathon

Student Composition & Selection

The student delegation will be comprised of approximately 20 student leaders who have a passion for the selected thematic area. The composition will be cross-disciplinary across all majors in order to explore the many facets the program aims to cover.

Relying heavily on campus partners (College Deans, Key Faculty, SGA, Campus Life, and Student Affairs), the selection process will aim to recruit the highest potential of student leaders available to bring to Washington, DC. Advertising will be a combination of general promotional materials as well as nominations from the academic units.

Students who are selected will have a demonstrable track record of experiences within the thematic area through; internships, research experience, volunteer experience, or other experiences. Students must have a vested interest in ending up in Washington, DC post-graduation. Additionally, students must demonstrate:

  • Leadership Potential
  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Community Engagement
  • Self-Starters (Entrepreneurial)

The final composition of the delegation will encompass each of the lenses mentioned above.

Faculty Co-Lead

Each iteration of the fly-in will see a faculty co-lead based on the topic-area that semester. The faculty will be specialized in the theme, and be able to supplement and lead the learning taking place in Washington, DC.