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 

Black Student UnionFeb. 27-Mar 1, 2023All FIU studentsApplication opening soon! Email if you have questions in the meantime.
Women in Science CommunicationsMar 1-Mar 3, 2023All FIU studentsClick here to apply by Thursday, Feb. 9
Justice and the LawFeb. 28-Mar 3Honors College students onlyClick here to apply by Friday, January 27
The Future of Health PolicyTBD - Spring 2023All FIU studentsClick here to fill out an interest form to be notified when applications open

*The Open To column indiciates 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 NameFormatDatesItineraryPhotos/VideosNews Article (Recap)
Humanities Edge & Honors CollegeIn PersonNov. 7-10, 2022Humanities Itinerary; Honors Itinerary 
The Future of Resilient Communities: How People, Buildings, and the Economy Must AdaptIn PersonOctober 25-27, 2022ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Student Access & Success Fly-In (FPP & McNair Scholars, Fall 2022)In PersonSept. 26-28, 2022 ItineraryAlbum 1; Album 2; Album 3
Statewide Summit on Educational EquityIn PersonJuly 13-14, 2022ItineraryFIU News Article
Global Fly-In Week (2022)In PersonMay 2-5, 2022Itinerary
Black History and Policy in the Nation's Capital (Black Student Union)In PersonApril 12-14, 2022Itinerary
Future of Latin America and the CaribbeanIn PersonMarch 29-31, 2022Itinerary
Women in Politics and Policy (2022)VirtualMarch 8-10, 2022Itinerary
Hospitality POD In PersonMarch 3-4, 2022Itinerary
Future of Tech TalentIn personNov. 16-18, 2021ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Fostering Panther PrideIn PersonSept. 27-29, 2021Itinerary
Hamilton Scholars Fly-InIn PersonJuly 28-30, 2021Itinerary
Transformation Contest 2021 (Focus: Global Issues & Careers)VirtualMay 4-6, 2021 ItineraryKeynote sessions available on YouTubeFIU News Article
The Future of Environmental Resilience for Economic Growth and National SecurityVirtualApril 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 VirtualOct. 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)VirtualOct. 14-16, 2020ItineraryKeynote sessions available on YouTubeFIU News Article
DC & The World Virtual Fly-InVirtualMay 6-8, 2020ItineraryKeynote sessions available on YouTubeFIU News Article
Future of Defense and National Security TechnologiesIn PersonMar. 10-12, 2020ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Student Access and Success: Making an Impact Through InternshipsIn PersonFeb. 24-26, 2020ItineraryFIU News Article
Women in Politics and PolicyIn PersonJan. 29-31, 2020ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Mental Health & Criminal Justice (Black Student Union)In PersonJan. 28-30, 2020ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Future of Water and Coastal EconomiesIn PersonNov. 5-7, 2019ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Hospitality & Tourism Management PODIn PersonOct. 24, 2019Itinerary
Global Fly-In Week 2019In PersonApril 30 -May 2, 2019Photo AlbumFIU News Article
Future of Innovations in HealthIn PersonApril 8-12, 2019ItineraryFIU News Article