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!
FIUTS is very excited to have two new friendly faces, Fatih and Sara, at the front desk. Find out more about them and come by to say hi!
Because our high school students from China could not stop chatting about their weekend homestay with our hosts, FIUTS decided to stop by their classes and interview them about their cultural exchange experiences. Read what they had to say about living in an American home for two days!
Our SUSI students have returned home to South Asia, but their experiences studying journalism and new media in Seattle have continued to stay with them. Read their reflections from their journey!
We love our homestay hosts and the time and space they volunteer to our international students! Here is Cathy Farrar, sharing her stories of why she became a host and why she continues to host after six long years!
FIUTS welcomes another full-time staff to our office: Amy Bergstorm. Read about how she started learning French at recess in the 3rd grade, how she jumped onto a moving train in Paris, and how the strange convoluted roads all brought her to FIUTS as our new Manager of Student Programs.
Read about how Facilitator Noel Kimber, along with 24 FIUTS students, escaped the heat wave in the city and went camping in the Cascades.
See what Nga Nguyen loved about being a FIUTS Facilitator, what her favorite moments were, and what tips she might give to our current and future facilitator clan!