Our Japanese orientation intern, Satomi, used her time at our FIUTS event Community BBQ to meet international students and find out more about her future friends. Read her interviews here!
FIUTS Facilitator, Terry Jung, shares his experiences as a leader in the community, helping students step into a new environment, and fully embracing the awkward!
Welcome Week is just around the corner and we are very excited to introduce our interns - Holly, Maaya and Satomi - who have been working hard on delivering orientation weeks for our international students!
Adiel, a Youth Ambassador Program student from Barbados, reflects on her journey from home to a strange land, as well as what she has learned about human diversity.
Joashaha, a Youth Ambassador Program student from Guyana, writes about her experiences at the Food Bank and reflects on systems of operation in her community.
Steffi, a Youth Ambassador Program student from Trinidad, reflects on what diversity means to her, especially with regards to what she has seen and experienced in Seattle!
Ashraf, a Youth Ambassador Program, takes us through his journey from Guyana to Vermont to Seattle - from the expected to unexpected!
Amani, a Youth Ambassador Program student from Suriname, writes about her experience in Seattle and getting people involved in her community back home.
Latalia, a Youth Ambassador from the Bahamas, reflects on communication, teamwork, and leadership skills she learned as a part of her YAP program in Seattle!
Adrian, a Youth Ambassador from Trinidad, recounts one of his days in Seattle last week, as well as the lessons he gleaned from a food bank, Gates Foundation, and the Space Needle.
Sadieka, a Youth Ambassador Program student from Jamaica, reflects on the world beneath a beautiful city, and her experience and lessons she learned from a visit to Real Change.
Sefanja, a YAP student from Suriname, reflects on her first two day in Seattle, how to step out of her comfort zone, and lessons she will take back to her country.
FIUTS Facilitator, Hassan Almuzaini, shares his experiences of overcoming obstacles as an international student, how his involvement in FIUTS events eased the transition, and why he continues to stay involved as a facilitator.
The alumni of the Youth Leadership Program with Bosnia and Herzegovina are hard at work using what they learned in the U.S. to do great projects back in their home communities. Here's a blog post about an initiative from our participant in last Fall's program!