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Welcome back!

We here at the OEA hope that you truly had a life-changing experience abroad and now that you’re back, we want to hear about it! There are plenty of great ways to share your story and get involved with our office to help promote study abroad to other FIU students. 

Share your story

Now that you’re back, you’re a great source of information for potential study abroad students. By creating a Student Profile, you can give interested students a glimpse into what studying abroad is really like from the perspective of a student who actually went! If you’d like to talk to other FIU students and share your stories and insights, send an email to letting us know that we can give out your email to students interested in going on your same program. Just be sure to put “Email consent for study abroad questions” as the subject of the email.

Submit your best photos

We here at the OSA love getting to see your photos from abroad, and we’re always looking for new ones to use in our publications and in our Picture Gallery. To submit a photo, just email it to, and make sure to include your name and the location the photo was taken in the subject of the email. Keep in mind that by submitting your photos, you are consenting to their use in future publications from our office. Ideally, we’re looking for photos that capture unique and interesting moments from abroad, inside and outside the classroom.

Join the study abroad P.A.W. Representatives

Panthers Around the World (P.A.W.) Representatives are FIU students who support the Office of Study Abroad in its mission to encourage and enable FIU students to study abroad. They are student representatives of the OSA that share their experience and enthusiasm for study abroad with other FIU students.

Learn more about PAW Representatives

Find us on Facebook

If you haven’t done so already, “like” our page on Facebook to stay informed about our office events, scholarship opportunities, and new study abroad programs. Just because you’ve already gone on a study abroad program doesn’t mean that you can’t go abroad again! We here at the Office of Education Abroad are committed not only to helping your get abroad while you’re a student here at FIU, but we’re also constantly searching for opportunities to study abroad after you’ve graduated. By liking our page, you’ll stay posted on all of these great opportunities. Find us here!

Apply for Fulbright

If your study abroad experience has sparked your inner travel bug, you should consider applying for the very prestigious Fulbright US Student Program. This is a great way to get abroad after you’ve graduated to either pursue research or teach English. What’s even better is that we have a Fulbright advisor here in the office to help you through the application process!

Learn more about Fulbright Student Program