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FIU provides multiple opportunities for students to sharpen leadership skills and gain real-world working experience through volunteering and service learning initiatives that will help students stand out in a competitive job market after graduation.

FIU also offers a series of courses that reflect the core of service learning.

Alternative Breaks (aB)

aB is one of FIU’s largest service-led organizations. Each year Alternative Breaks selects more than 22 different locations across the globe to perform strong direct service towards many social issues affecting our global community. With more than 240 participants and 48 site leaders, Alternative Breaks is committed to changing the world one break at a time.

Academy of Leaders (AOL)

The Academy of Leaders is FIU’s largest emerging leadership development program. It’s a structured leadership development certification program for students. AOL teaches leadership competencies through educational seminars, experiential exercises, and practical application. AOL has grown into several tracks that provide leadership development for athletes, greeks and the FIU student community.


A bi-weekly one-hour workshop series addressing practical leadership skill building through interactive exercises and information.

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