Foundation for International Understanding Through Students

FIUTS is a community non-profit organization which was established on the University of Washington campus in 1948. The founders’ mission was to enhance international understanding and promote cultural exchanges between UW internationals and Americans. They wanted to create an environment where ideas, issues, and the spirit of internationalism could be fostered. Today, FIUTS continues this tradition through programs that stimulate discussion and participation among the community, our members, and volunteers.

FIUTS connects university students to local and global communities through programs that build international awareness, cross-cultural communication, and informed leadership. FIUTS has become a place to meet people from around the world or from around the corner who come together to establish links of friendship and communication.