What We Do
FIUTS (The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) advances international understanding through cross-cultural experiences, student leadership, and community connections.
Based on campus at the University of Washington, FIUTS programs create a community of international and American students, members of the local community, and alumni around the world.
As a center of international culture that links campus with community, FIUTS delivers programs to a diverse range of constituents that promote cross-cultural understanding, global culture, and respect for diversity.
FIUTS programs strive to:
- Promote citizen diplomacy as a way of improving international perceptions of the US and building bonds between people from diverse backgrounds.
- Provide unique experiences to students and community members that expand cultural horizons and challenge people to learn about each other.
- Foster youth leadership and civic engagement through global education and shared experiences.
- Inspire lifelong passion for international affairs and cross-cultural understanding in our community and across the globe.