Fly-In Seminars

FIU’s DC Fly-Ins are three-day experiential seminars focused on exploring how policies are made, and what career opportunities exist in the capital for students passionate about a variety of issues. The itineraries consist of engaging conversations and experiences with experts across government, academia and industry. Each Fly-In includes an opportunity to draft policy solutions and to participate in advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill.



The FIU in DC Fly-In program is the proud recipient of the FIU Opportunity Award 

Upcoming Fly-Ins will be posted here when applications are open.

Seminar ThemeFly-In DatesOpen To*

Application & Deadline 

HumanitiesNov. 1 - 4CASE & CARTA Application Closed
Future of EvergladesNov. 14 - 16Everyone Application Closed
PrideNov. 29 - Dec. 3Pride Student Union Org Member Application Closed
The Future of Emerging TechnologiesApr 2 - 4Everyone

Deadline is Oct. 20

*The Open To column indicates general eligibility based on your major or affiliation with specific FIU programs.  See the application link for full eligibility including minimum GPA, etc.  

fiudc_advocacy__cc.pngAll FIU in DC Fly-In Seminar participants are eligible to earn the DC Advocacy, Communications, and Careers Digital Badge by completing reflective assignments associated with the seminar. Specific instructions will be provided to participants during the program. 
Our signature "Future of" Fly-In Series, in partnership with Campus Life, takes place every Fall and Spring semester, and focuses on a specific topic at the intersection of FIU's research strengths and federal priorities.  Each seminar includes advocacy training, visits to Congressional offices, federal agencies, think tanks, and corporations, and a Policy Hackathon where participants pitch a new solution to public challenges.
It was an incredible three days in D.C. that I would never take back. I made new friends and met with people that could one day have a major impact on my career. The DC Fly-In program left me with another three words: hopeful, enthusiastic and grateful!

Gabriel Curbelo '19, Alumnus; Future of Water Fly-In Participant

We have hosted a number of Fly-Ins in the past year!  Here is more information on the itineraries and outcomes of these life-changing experiences.

Fly-In NameDatesItineraryPhotos/VideosNews Article (Recap)
The Future of Innovation and Equity in HealthApril 11-13, 2023ItineraryPhoto Album
IDEAS WEEK: Spring Break Fly-In SeriesFeb. 27-Mar. 23, 2023BSU Itinerary; Honors Itinerary; Women in Science Comms Itinerary; College of Law ItineraryPhoto Albums
Executive MPA Feb. 20-22, 2023Itinerary
Perspectives on Latin America and the CaribbeanFeb. 6-8, 2023ItineraryPhoto Album
College of Medicine Healthcare in Action Jan. 12-13, 2023ItineraryPhoto Album
Humanities Edge & Honors CollegeNov. 7-10, 2022Humanities Itinerary; Honors Itinerary 
The Future of Resilient Communities: How People, Buildings, and the Economy Must AdaptOctober 25-27, 2022ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Student Access & Success Fly-In (FPP & McNair Scholars, Fall 2022)Sept. 26-28, 2022 ItineraryAlbum 1; Album 2; Album 3
Statewide Summit on Educational EquityJuly 13-14, 2022ItineraryFIU News Article
Evolution of the Femme / Women in Policy (2022)May 23-May 26, 2022Itinerary 
Global Fly-In Week (2022)May 2-5, 2022Itinerary
Black History and Policy in the Nation's Capital (Black Student Union)April 12-14, 2022Itinerary
Future of Latin America and the CaribbeanMarch 29-31, 2022Itinerary
Women in Politics and Policy (2022) - VirtualMarch 8-10, 2022Itinerary
Hospitality POD March 3-4, 2022Itinerary
Future of Tech TalentNov. 16-18, 2021ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Fostering Panther PrideSept. 27-29, 2021Itinerary
Hamilton Scholars Fly-InJuly 28-30, 2021Itinerary
Transformation Contest 2021 (Focus: Global Issues & Careers) - Virtual May 4-6, 2021 ItineraryKeynote sessions available on YouTubeFIU News Article
The Future of Environmental Resilience for Economic Growth and National Security - VirtualApril 5-7, 2021 ItineraryKeynote sessions available on YouTubeFIU News Article
Women in Politics and Policy (2021) - VirtualMar. 8-10, 2021 ItineraryKeynote sessions available on YouTubeFIU News Article
Future of Equity in Health and Beyond: COVID as a Catalyst - Virtual Oct. 29-30; Nov. 6, 2020 ItineraryKeynote sessions available on YouTubeFIU News Article
Global Fly-In Week (2020) - VirtualOct. 19-23 2020Itinerary
Breaking Generational Barriers to Black Leadership (Black Student Union) - Virtual Oct. 14-16, 2020ItineraryKeynote sessions available on YouTubeFIU News Article
DC & The World Virtual Fly-In - VirtualMay 6-8, 2020ItineraryKeynote sessions available on YouTubeFIU News Article
Future of Defense and National Security TechnologiesMar. 10-12, 2020ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Student Access and Success: Making an Impact Through InternshipsFeb. 24-26, 2020ItineraryFIU News Article
Women in Politics and PolicyJan. 29-31, 2020ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Mental Health & Criminal Justice (Black Student Union)Jan. 28-30, 2020ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Future of Water and Coastal EconomiesNov. 5-7, 2019ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Hospitality & Tourism Management PODOct. 24, 2019Itinerary
Global Fly-In Week 2019April 30 -May 2, 2019Photo AlbumFIU News Article
Future of Innovations in HealthApril 8-12, 2019ItineraryFIU News Article