The conference challenges future international leaders with teambuilding exercises and sessions on a variety of topics ranging from global leadership, to intercultural communication, to campus activism. Participants enjoy social activities such as campfire, a coffee house, and a Saturday even Spirit Show. Past FILC even included a student-organized "World Cup" soccer tournament with competing regions of North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
- To enhance leadership skills
- To promote friendships and networks among international and study abroad students
- To acknowledge and reward student leaders who work to promote international understanding on campus
- To challenge students to see themselves as global leaders
- To recognize the differing styles of leadership across cultures
FSU International students and U.S. students interested in global issues and leadership:
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Graduation date Fall 2017 or later (preference will be given to Juniors and Sophomores)
- Current or previous involvement in an activity or organization
All registration fees will be covered by the Center for Global Engagement.
- Registration fees include housing, meals during conference, and transportation - meals on the way to and from conference not included.
All selected participants must commit to:
- Attending a pre-departure meeting on 01/20/2017
- Post Conference Meeting on 02/10/2017
First-time Applicants - Click here to apply, Deadline: Dec 09, 2016.
Previous FILC Participants - If you attended FILC in a previous year, you have the opportunity to return to the conference as a Peer Leader or as a Session Presenter.
- Peer Leaders - 10 students statewide who attended last year's FILC may apply to return in 2016 and serve as Peer Leaders. The Peer Leader role involves assisting with sessions, co-presenting a session, and assisting with general conference activities and socials. Selected Peer Leaders will have all expenses provided, including food, lodging, transportation and conference registration. Application deadline: Dec 16, 2016. Click here to apply.
- Session Presenters - If you wish to present a 45-60 minute session or workshop, we encourage you to submit a session proposal.
- If you are also selected to be an FSU participant or peer leader, your FILC registration fees will still be covered.
- If you are selected to present but are not selected to be an FSU participant or peer leader, you may attend and participate in the FILC Saturday events (no overnight stay provided). No registration fee is necessary. Lunch will be provided.
Session proposals due date: Dec 16, 2016.
- Session Proposal Applications can be found here
"Thank you so much for making FILC possible. It truly changed my life. The friends that I made there I know are going to be my close friends forever. I came back from FILC with so much energy and it is spreading and making change already."
-- Pradiip (International Student - Venezuela) FILC Participant 2011
"... all the talks, speeches, discussions, activities - they taught me so much about leadership."
-- Saleh (International Student - Kuwait), FILC Participant 2011.
FILC was a great, fun opportunity to meet other leaders studying in Florida from many countries. It gave us the chance to explore ideas and exchange information, as well as to clarify misunderstandings and get answers to necessary questions. The weekend was full of interactive, educational sessions; yet, was well balanced with free time.
-- Christy (U.S. Study Abroad Student) FILC Participant 2010
"Going to FILC gave me that same feeling I felt while abroad... I especially liked learning about the cultural differences of other students and how they were adjusting to life in America."
-- Sandy (U.S. Study Abroad Student), FILC Participant 2011
"FILC was a great, fun opportunity to meet other leaders studying in Florida from many countries. It gave us the chance to explore ideas and exchange information, as well as to clarify misunderstandings and get answers to necessary questions. The weekend was full of interactive, educational sessions; yet, was well balanced with free time."
-- Christy (U.S. Study Abroad Student) FILC, Participant 2010
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