Become a Student Leader

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Are you interested in helping new international students adjust to life in Seattle? Do you have a passion for fostering international awareness or a desire to build cross-cultural communication skills? Do you enjoy participating in FIUTS events? If the answer is yes, then you should think about how you can become more involved with FIUTS as a student leader! All students - international and domestic - are encouraged to join our programs.

Like many non-profit organizations, FIUTS depends on the generosity and dedication of our volunteers to help accomplish our goals. Volunteering for FIUTS is a great opportunity to learn intercultural leadership skills and make new friends.

There are many opportunities for student leadership in FIUTS programs, including:

Become a Facilitator

Are you interested in helping new international students adjust to life in Seattle? Fostering international awareness? Building your leadership skills and your resume? Sharing your culture with others? Making friends with fascinating students and community members from around the globe? Join the FIUTS team as a FIUTS Facilitator!

Facilitator application

Facilitator application forms can be completed online or in the FIUTS office (HUB 206). Once you submit an application, please attend one of our regularly scheduled New Facilitator Orientations. Scheduled New Facilitator Orientations are located on our Calendar.

Upcoming New Facilitator Orientations

what do fiuts facilitators do?

Facilitators are an important part of the FIUTS mission and truly make a difference in the lives of many. There are many types of facilitating opportunities (campus tours, hikes, Conversation Groups, Wednesday Lunch, Orientation). Plus, we have ways for facilitators to continue learning and developing new skills (Leadershops, Lead Facilitators)!

What is the commitment?

Facilitators are expected to facilitate at least once a quarter so that you stay active. If you are inactive for one year you will need to attend another New Facilitator Orientation. The hours that you serve are flexible (you choose the events that you facilitate), but Facilitators are expected to keep their commitments.

How do I become a fiuts facilitator?

Complete a facilitator application (online or in office) and attend one of our regularly scheduled New Facilitator Orientation training sessions. You will receive more information about leading events and how to sign-up as a facilitator during New Facilitator Orientation.

When is the next New Facilitator Orientation?

New Facilitator Orientations take place twice each academic quarter (typically during Weeks 4 and 5). You only need to attend ONE of these sessions. More details regarding the dates, times, and locations of these sessions are available on the FIUTS calendar.

who is eligible?

FIUTS welcomes student volunteers with all skill levels and backgrounds. Facilitators can be any current UW student, domestic or international, IELP, graduate or undergraduate. Preference for those who have completed at least one academic quarter at the UW.

is there a deadline to submit the facilitator application?

We are always accepting applications - there is no deadline to apply, but you MUST attend one New Facilitator Orientation session in order to become a FIUTS Facilitator. If you miss out on getting trained this quarter, please know that you can attend any session scheduled throughout the year.

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Join a Committee

FIUTS Student Committees are led by members of the FIUTS Student Board, and support our work through events and strategic program support. Committee members receive training as FIUTS Facilitators and have an opportunity to work in a variety of unique leadership roles. Please indicate which committee(s) you are interested in - the committee co-chairs will connect with you soon to tell you more about the schedule and work of their committee.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of a FIUTS Student Committee!