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Foundation For International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)
Last updated on April 13, 2015


FIUTS connects university students with local and global communities through programs that build international awareness, cross-cultural communication, and informed leadership.

Since 1948, the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) has been a meeting place for students and others who share curiosity about world cultures and interest in finding common ground and mutual understanding. FIUTS programs challenge students and members of our Puget Sound community to build bonds of respect and friendship that extend beyond borders, politics, and stereotypes and inspire a new generation of committed, creative leaders.

FIUTS serves the global community at the University of Washington – international students, American students, and staff and faculty who are engaged in cross-cultural work or interested in meeting people with diverse experiences and perspectives. FIUTS programs connect this group with organizations and individuals throughout the Puget Sound region.

FIUTS programs include International Student Orientation, leadership development, short-term community Homestays, Wednesday Lunch, Alumni programs, and outreach to K-12 schools and other groups. All of our programs promote respect, social responsibility, and cross-cultural engagement in students and inspire students and others to reach across cultural boundaries in the spirit of exchange and exploration. The strength of the FIUTS community across the globe is a reminder of the bonds our programs inspire between individuals from distinct backgrounds and corners of the world.

Contact people:

 Era Schrepfer, Executive Director, (phone), (email)
Alison Kilkenny, Program Coordinator, (phone), (email)
Ellen Frierson, Program Manager, (phone), (email)

Main office number: (206) 543-0735
Office fax number: (206) 685-8338


 University Of Washington, Condon Hall, 511C
Seattle, WA 98195
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.fiuts.org


 1101 NE Campus Parkway. Directly across from Terry-Lander Hall. On the 5th floor.

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Last updated on April 13, 2015

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