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Become a FIUTS Facilitator

Learn about how to make a difference as a FIUTS facilitator.

Are you interested in helping new international students adjust to life in Seattle? Sharing your culture with others? Building your skills and your resume? Fostering international awareness? Join the FIUTS team as a FIUTS Facilitator!


FIUTS welcomes student volunteers with all skill levels and backgrounds. Facilitators can be any UW student, international or local, graduate or undergraduate. The hours that you can serve are flexible, but volunteers are expected to keep their commitments.

To Become a FIUTS Facilitator:

Complete a
facilitator application, submit it to the FIUTS office, and attend one of our regularly scheduled New Facilitator Orientation sessions. Details of upcoming trainings are available on the FIUTS calendar.

If you have any questions about becoming a FIUTS facilitator, please send us an email or come visit us.

Examples of Opportunities for FIUTS Facilitators

UW Orientation: Welcome new international students to Seattle and the UW at the international orientation at the beginning of each quarter. Assist with event logistics, outings, and welcome activities.

Education Programs: Meet local schoolchildren and their teachers and introduce them to your country to help foster the next generation of globally minded leaders. Bring your home culture or study abroad experience alive for Seattle elders, or serve on a film panel to discuss global issues.

Wednesday Lunch: Meet hundreds of internationals and like-minded Americans at our monthly free lunch gathering. Help prepare and serve event refreshments, greet and socialize with visitors, or clean up.

Events and Activities: Lead local activities that help students to discover their new home in the Pacific Northwest. Activities range from art walks to hiking to tours of favorite tourist locations.

Conversation Groups: Work with English language learners and those who wish to to discuss various topics with people from around the globe to facilitate free, weekly conversation group(s) for international and local students. Culture Conversation group meets every Tuesday, Music Conversation Group meets every Wednesday and English Conversation Group meets every Thursday. All groups meet from 4:30-6:00 PM when classes are in session.

Student Board: Make a stronger commitment to FIUTS, develop your leadership skills and learn about non-profit management by serving on the Student Board. This requires a separate application process and a year-long commitment. Applications are due each spring quarter for the following academic year. See the FIUTS Student Board website here.


Facilitator application forms are available for download here.

For more information on volunteering opportunities in the FIUTS office, contact the FIUTS executive director Era Schrepfer.

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Upcoming Events
Oregon Coast Global Getaway May 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015 — Sign up in the FIUTS Office (HUB 206)
Explore the World at Graham Hill Elementary May 26, 2015 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Graham Hill Elementary School
New Facilitator Orientation May 26, 2015 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM — HUB 340
Culture Conversation Group May 26, 2015 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM — HUB 337
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