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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


Fly-In NameOpen ToPartner DepartmentsApplication Deadline Travel DatesApplication Link
The Future of Equity in Health and Beyond: COVID as a Catalyst All FIU studentsCampus LifeSeptember 20, 2020 (Extended Deadline)Oct. 29-30; Nov. 6, 2020 (Virtual Sessions)Apply Now
Breaking Generational Barriers to Black LeadershipAll FIU studentsBlack Student UnionSeptember 18, 2020


Oct. 14-16, 2020 (Virtual sessions)Apply Now
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 NamePartner DepartmentsTravel DatesItineraryPhotos/VideosNews Article (Recap)
DC & The World Virtual Fly-InMay 6-8, 2020 (Virtual SessionsItineraryAll sessions available on YouTubeFIU News Article
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