Students As Partners in Action

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How we work together to make a difference


Examples of how students have made a tangible change at FIE

Danyal Dawson, CSB-SJU Fall 2014 Scarlyn Gutierrez, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Spring 2015 Thomas Swigart, Temple University, Fall 2015
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A Guide to Afro-Caribbean London Empowering women through sexual education London Transport: Creating a Sustainable World
Danyal created a guide to Afro-Caribbean culture in London to help students feel close to home even while studying abroad. Working on the project Danyal got to explore new places in London, speak to locals and experience the Afro-Caribbean culture first-hand, sharing her valuable experience with her peers and the students to come. Scarlyn conducted secondary analysis research on sex education in London to help empower women and begin to understand the topic in the context of British culture. She presented her findings at FIE’s Student Global Leadership Conference and became a leader in the conversation about women’s rights and sex education. Thomas created a video exploring initiatives the city of London and the UK are implementing to manage millions of people, yet lead a sustainable lifestyle.


 Abdulsalam Oganla, Knox College, Spring 2016 Lizette Medina, University of Florida, Fall 2016
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 FIE Charity Football Tournament  FIE Student Blog
Abdulsalam organized a football (soccer) tournament for his fellow students and FIE staff to raise money for Marol Academy – a school in South Sudan. An article on Abdulsalam’s project was also published on Knox’s news website. Lizette was the first student blogger to the newly created FIE study abroad blog. She wrote about the things students are concerned about; settling in, living with other people, getting to travel, balancing all of it with studying in a way that is relatable and easy to follow. Through her posts about the culture, religion, and food from the places she visited, she explored the diversity and inclusivity in London, in England, and in other countries. Read her adventures at 


 Bryan Moreira, CSBSJU, Spring 2017 Raquel Quezada, University of Florida, Spring 2017
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 Islamaphobia presentation
 Anti-Immigration: A Global Crisis

Bryan gave a presentation at the 2017 Student Global Leadership Conference engaging in the tough topic of Islamophobia. His work encourages people to disarm tensions and build bridges through understanding.


Raquel presented her project – Anti-immigration: A Global Crisis – at the 2017 Student Global Leadership Conference. She articulated the importance of fighting anti-immigration sentiment with empathy, grace, and good humour



Have you identified something that could be better at FIE? Are there resources we don’t currently provide and you would like to create them? Is there a new initiative or group you would like to organize?

We want to hear all about it! Here is how it works:

  • Proposal - submit a project proposal using the project form below
  • Approval - A staff member will be in touch up to 5 days after the submission to discuss your project
  • Planning – complete project brief with clear outline of tasks, timelines, goals and team roles
  • Project activities – execute your project tasks, track progress and communicate regularly with your team and staff partner
  • Project end – submit final summary of the project and showcase your achievements


Ready to make a difference? Fill out the information below and let’s get started!

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • School
  • Semester
  • Year
  • Tell us about your project idea, send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Consider including the following details: What is your idea? How are you going to achieve it? Are you going to work alone or with other students? Will you need the help of FIE staff and for which activities? What resources would you need? Are there any limitations you anticipate? How much time will it take you to implement? How will your project improve the experience of students and FIE’s services?