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FIUTS Connections 2017

FIUTS Connections 2017

This Fall, international and domestic students at UW had the unique opportunity to participate in FIUTS' intercultural group friendship program: FIUTS Connections. Small groups of students met throughout Fall Quarter to practice intercultural communication, explore Seattle together and make new friends. Each small team of students was lead by two FIUTS student facilitators who planned events and outings for their team. In addition to the team outings, FIUTS hosted activities for all the groups of friends to intermingle, such as a global potluck and making gingerbread houses. FIUTS Connections was a great way for international students to explore Seattle with locals, and for domestic students to meet the international student community and learn about new cultures. Thank you to all of the FIUTS Connections facilitators and participants! You truly helped make this program a success!

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Fall Photo Contest Winner

Fall Photo Contest Winner

Posted by Amy Bergstrom at Dec 07, 2017 08:00 AM |
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The students of the FIUTS Leadership Committee have selected the winner of their quarterly photo contest. Photos were considered on the basis of the quality of the photo and its connection to FIUTS.

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Faces of FIUTS: Meet Aaron

Faces of FIUTS: Meet Aaron

Faces of FIUTS is a social media campaign that collects personal stories from individuals who are part of our work. This week, meet Aaron!

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Photos from FIUTS Thanksgivings 2017

Photos from FIUTS Thanksgivings 2017

Each November, FIUTS connects Seattle-area community members with University of Washington international students to offer students an opportunity to experience the tradition of Thanksgiving. This year, over 80 students were matched with local hosts, and even more hosts invited their past homestay students to join them for dinner.

Below are photos submitted by this year's hosts of friends gathered around the Thanksgiving table to enjoy a meal and share a cross-cultural experience!

Suzanne and Bill Anderson with FIUTS Thanksgiving students Wendan, Camille, and other guests

 

The Aldred family with FIUTS students Zhihao and Ding


Longtime FIUTS hosts Jeannette Franks, Dick Baker, students and friends


The Swarthout family with Alex K., Sebastian, Tobias, and Alex M.


Donna and John Werner's Thanksgiving group getting ready for a delicious meal

 

The Leander family with guests Yifan and Jiayi

 

We are so thankful to all of our hosts for welcoming students to their homes, and to all of the students for sharing their cultures and taking this opportunity to learn about an American holiday.

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For more information on getting involved in FIUTS community programs by hosting a student, click here.

Facilitator Corner: CJay Hon

Facilitator Corner: CJay Hon

Posted by Amy Bergstrom at Dec 01, 2017 12:54 PM |

FIUTS Facilitators are student leaders from all over the world who welcome new international visitors, help organize events, and lead activities for hundreds of students each quarter. Read on to find out more about the FIUTS facilitator experience from CJay Hon.

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International Education Week 2017

International Education Week 2017

Posted by FIUTS Info at Nov 28, 2017 02:05 PM |

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education across the nation every year.

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Global Ambassador Day: Regions of China

Global Ambassador Day: Regions of China

FIUTS hosted a special field trip for local elementary school students to visit UW and learn about China!

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Faces of FIUTS: Meet Fia

Faces of FIUTS: Meet Fia

Faces of FIUTS is a social media campaign that collects personal stories from individuals who are part of our work. This week, meet Fia!

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Adventures in Roslyn, WA

Adventures in Roslyn, WA

Posted by Ellen Frierson at Nov 13, 2017 01:55 PM |
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Eleven FIUTS students from eleven countries took a day trip to share with and learn from students and community members in Roslyn.

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Faces of FIUTS: Meet Erickson

Faces of FIUTS: Meet Erickson

Faces of FIUTS is a social media campaign that collects personal stories from individuals who are part of our work. This week, meet Erickson!

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Welcome, Amreen and Sybil

Welcome, Amreen and Sybil

Posted by Ellen Frierson at Nov 06, 2017 11:45 AM |
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New faces joining the FIUTS office team!

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Welcome, Kailyn

Welcome, Kailyn

Posted by Ellen Frierson at Oct 31, 2017 12:10 PM |
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Meet Kailyn Swarthout, our new Education Programs Coordinator!

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Global Ambassador Day at Genesee Hill Elementary

Global Ambassador Day at Genesee Hill Elementary

Posted by Ellen Frierson at Oct 26, 2017 10:45 AM |
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Eighteen UW students from around the world shared their countries and cultures.

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Faces of FIUTS: Meet Kao

Faces of FIUTS: Meet Kao

Posted by Ellen Frierson at Oct 25, 2017 09:55 AM |
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Faces of FIUTS is a social media campaign that collects personal stories from individuals who are part of our work. This week, meet Kao!

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Welcome Lena, Jie, and Ayana

Welcome Lena, Jie, and Ayana

Posted by Ellen Frierson at Oct 20, 2017 04:55 PM |
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We are excited to welcome three new student staff members to the office this quarter!

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