StudentOrgs: UW Global Leaders: Join the FIUTS Student Board


Be a Global Leader at the University of Washington: Join the FIUTS Student Board!

The FIUTS Student Board is a great opportunity for UW students to develop leadership and teamwork skills, while fostering global community on campus. Members build professional networks and gain real-world experience working with the nonprofit sector. Election to the yearlong student leadership team is a competitive process and applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are currently being accepted.

  • Advocate for FIUTS values of peace, community, diversity, dialogue, engagement, and service
  • Improve your leadership, organizational, event planning, and communication skills
  • Learn about the nonprofit sector while serving on a nonprofit Board of Trustees
  • Work closely with FIUTS staff in carrying out the organization’s programs and mission

All UW students welcome to apply!
International, American, Undergraduate, Graduate & IELP

Application Deadline: April 4, 2016
Apply online:

Event: Apply to host a booth at CulturalFest!


Applications are still open for students to host a booth at CulturalFest this February 26th.  Booths are hosted by UW students  and give students an opportunity to present their country and culture through photos, art, music, interactive activities and conversation.   Applications are due on February 1st and booth spaces are limited, so please encourage interested students to apply as soon as possible.  Below is a message that you can forward along to students who might be interested in presenting.  A list of countries currently represented at this year’s event can be found on the FIUTS website:

Join FIUTS this February and represent YOUR country or culture at the 2015 CulturalFest International Expo!

FIUTS CulturalFest is the biggest multi-cultural student event on campus and a great opportunity for you to showcase your culture by hosting a booth and presenting photos, music, art and/or interactive activities to over 1000 UW students and local Seattle community members.

CulturalFest International Expo includes over 35 booths produced by the UW students and will take place in the HUB Ballroom on February 26th.  Applications are available on the FIUTS website and all applications are due on February 1st.  Booth space is limited so apply early!

Apply at:

Event: An Evening with Rwanda – Free Film Event 4/23

main-imageAn Evening with Rwanda: “Finding Hillywood” Film Screening & More
Presented by the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab and FIUTS
Wednesday, April 23, 6:30-9:00PM
Ethnic Cultural Center Theater (3940 Brooklyn Ave NE)
Admission: Free

Join us for an inspiring and informative film event and discussion to explore Rwanda’s history of transitional justice and healing since the 1994 genocide.

The program includes:

  • Transitional Justice in Rwanda: A short film by Rwandan youth about transitional justice in Rwanda, and a few video clips from interviews with personnel (e.g., judges, prosecutors) from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. (
  • Finding Hillywood: A one-hour feature documentary about the beginning of Rwandaʼs film industry, and a real life example of how art heals. Learn more and watch the trailer:
  • Discussion: A conversation with Leah Warshawski, Director of Finding Hillywood

More information: Join the event on Facebook:

Co-sponsored by:
African Studies Program
Center for Global Studies
Center for Human Rights
Information School
School of Law
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab

Event: FIUTS CulturalFest is this week


Join FIUTS this Friday and Saturday for CulturalFest, a two-day celebration of the talent and diversity that international students bring to our campus and community. On Friday from 11:00-3:30 in the HUB Ballroom, explore the world as you visit over 35 country and regional booths led by student volunteers at the International Expo. On Saturday in Meany Hall, take in 12 global music and dance acts at the Performance Showcase (doors at 7:00, show starts at 7:30).

 For more information visit The International Expo on Friday is free and open to the public. Tickets to the Performance Showcase on Saturday are $10 for students in advance and $15 general admission. Tickets can be purchased in the FIUTS office in HUB 206, online ( and at the door. 

Event: FIUTS CulturalFest 2013

Applications now available for FIUTS CulturalFest 2013: Music and Dance Performances + International Culture Expo

FIUTS CulturalFest a day-long celebration of the diversity and vitality that international students bring to our region. CulturalFest features a full day of interactive cultural booths (February 14) and evening performances of global music and dance (February 15). Produced by the Student Board of the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS), CulturalFest provides an opportunity for hundreds of students and scholars from around the world to share art and culture from their home countries and a rare chance for the community to enjoy the unique talents of University of Washington international and domestic students and scholars. Continue reading

EVENT: FIUTS CulturalFest

FIUTS would like to invite everyone to attend CulturalFest next Friday from 11:00 – 3:00 in Meany Hall Theater.

CulturalFest is the culmination of months of work and planning  by over 200 student volunteers!  It is the largest multi-cultural celebration on campus and will feature over 25 country booths and 10 cultural performances.

The day time cultural expo is free and open to everyone from 11:00am – 3:00pm and the evening performances (which include the cultural expo) are just $15 / $10 for students in advance and will take place from 8:00 – 10:00 (doors at 7).   To learn more please visit the CulturalFest page of our new website.  Hope to see you there!

Alison Kilkenny

Manager of Education Programs

FIUTS – Foundation for International Understanding Through Students

(206) 543-1571 phone

(206) 685-8338 fax

 Join FIUTS to travel the world in a day at this year’s CulturalFest!

University of Washington Meany Hall, Febraury 10th, 2012

Cultural Expo 11:00am-3:00pm, International Music and Dance Showcase 8:00pm-10:00

Travel the World in a Day at FIUTS CulturalFest!

Thursday, February 10th
Meany Hall, University of Washington

FIUTS CulturalFest is a day-long celebration of the diversity and vitality that international students bring to our region. CulturalFest features more than 30 interactive display booths produced by UW students from countries around the world and a special performance night of global music and dance.

CulturalFest is produced by the FIUTS Student Board, a student leadership initiative of FIUTS, the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students. Continue reading