Explore the World
The FIUTS "Explore the World" series is a customized after school program which pairs international students from the University of Washington with local elementary schools.
Each week for the duration of the program, a FIUTS volunteer prepares a lesson about his or her home culture which includes a brief introductory lesson, followed by a short language lesson, and ending with cultural activities. The presentations vary from week-to-week as presenters from different backgrounds come every week, creating a new, personalized and interactive curriculum throughout the quarter.
To share your culture in the classroom, come to the FIUTS office or contact the FIUTS Education Programs Assistant.
To register your school for the series, contact the Education Programs Coordinator.
Global Ambassador Day
The FIUTS Global Ambassador Day program brings University of Washington students into K-6 classrooms for a day. Each classroom hosts a different FIUTS volunteer, who gives an interactive presentation about his or her home country and culture.
The presentations are developed and produced by student volunteers with the guidance of FIUTS staff. Classroom teachers prepare their students with discussions on history and background information related to the country that the Cultural Ambassadors represent.
To Host a Global Ambassador Day at your school, contact the FIUTS Education Programs Coordinator.
The FIUTS Classroom Visit Programs are made possible with support from the UW Center for Global Studies.
FIUTS offers specialized classroom programs that support our mission of connecting international students to the local community. Contact the
You're never too old to learn about the world around you! Through the FIUTS Elder Visit program, local senior living centers invite University
of Washington students to visit and share their home culture or their travel experiences.
Visiting students can attend social hours at a center and chat informally with residents, or prepare a more formal presentation to share with the community. Contact the Education Programs Assistant for more information!