Custom Programs


FIUTS Cross-Cultural Leadership Programs

We offer groups from around the world short-term, custom designed leadership development and intercultural learning experiences. FIUTS programs can be tailored to fit high schools, universities, junior colleges, or company-sponsored groups, and provide an unforgettable experience in language and culture.

Program Objectives:

  • To give participants an opportunity to learn about Seattle, the University of Washington, and the United States

  • To provide participants opportunities for challenge and growth

  • To offer a wide variety of experiences that promote cross- cultural understanding and the development of leadership skills

  • To offer English language training that improves comprehension and spoken English skills in conjunction with teachers and students



FIUTS' Mission

is to connect students to local and global communities, and as such, uses a dynamic multi-cultural approach to training. Participants in FIUTS Cross-Cultural Leadership Programs have the unique opportunity to develop their communication skills and discuss leadership issues while sharing a broad range of experiences.

FIUTS leadership programs focus on developing a broad range of cross-cultural competencies among participants in the areas of Building Community, Working with Others, Exploring Identity, and Changing the World. View the FIUTS Leadership Competencies here.

Interested in arranging a custom program with FIUTS? Download the custom programs information sheet here. In order to arrange a custom program, groups should have at least 10 members; we are generally not able to arrange programs for smaller groups.

For more information on FIUTS custom programs or to request a formal program proposal, please contact the Executive Director

Please note that our program calendar is full for Summer 2019. We are currently scheduling programs for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Entry into the United States:

 Please note that FIUTS does not handle international travel arrangements or provide visas for entry to the United States. Please contact your local US consulate or embassy for details of entry requirements to the United States.

FIUTS custom programs provide both educational instruction and recreation for short term visitors, and as such, groups should apply to visit the US on a B1 or B2 visa. Using this visa, participants are permitted to enroll in any course of study less than 18 hours per week and to travel within the US for tourist purposes. FIUTS does not issue I-20 forms, but will work with your group to provide proof of program admission and participation as necessary to apply for travel documents.