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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 2020 FIU Opportunity Award presented by the Division of Human Resources

The specific dates and details of 2020 Fly-Ins are being planned and adjusted in light of the current public health crisis.  This section of the page will be continuously updated with information about every upcoming student Fly-In to Washington, D.C.

Fly-In NameOpen ToPartner DepartmentsApplication Deadline Travel DatesApplication Link
Virtual Fly-In: Washington & The WorldAll FIU studentsGovernmental Relations

Priority: April 29, 2020

Final: May 1, 2020

May 6-8 2020 (Virtual sessions)Apply Here
Fall 2020 Future Of Fly-In (Specific Theme TBD)All FIU studentsCampus LifeTBDNov. 2-4, 2020Coming Soon
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 NamePartner DepartmentsTravel DatesItineraryPhotosNews Article (Recap)
Future of Defense and National Security TechnologiesCampus LifeMar. 10-12, 2020ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Student Access and Success: Making an Impact Through InternshipsStudent Access and SuccessFeb. 24-26, 2020ItineraryPhoto AlbumFIU News Article
Women in Politics and PolicyCampus LifeJan. 29-31, 2020FIU News Article
Mental Health & Criminal JusticeBlack Student UnionJan. 28-30, 2020FIU News Article
Future of Water and Coastal EconomiesCampus LifeNov. 5-7, 2019FIU News Article
Hospitality & Tourism Management PODChaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism ManagementOct. 24, 2019Itinerary
Global Fly-In WeekOffice of Global Learning Initiatives & International Student and Scholar ServicesApril 30 -May 2, 2019Photo AlbumFIU News Article
Future of Innovations in HealthCampus LifeApril 8-12, 2019ItineraryFIU News Article