Modern Languages Graduate Student Organization (MLGSO)


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MLGSO is a one-of-a-kind student organization at Florida International University's Department of Modern Languages. It supports students who have based their education on studying languages in reaching their academic and career goals. In a diverse city like Miami, where being multilingual is an asset, the MLGSO hopes to promote the value of language learning in a Global Era.

MLGSO was founded and developed by Svetlana Tyiutina, Kristina Hernandez, and Wenceslao Gil in Fall 2007. The club offers numerous activities for resume enhancement and professional development.


MLGSO - History of success

For the past two years MLGSO is among top 7 most active clubs at Florida International University (FIU);

In 2010, it received an award as the Best Graduate Student Organization at FIU from Council or Student Organizations (CSO);

Svetlana Tyutina, former MLGSO President, was awarded Leader of the Year award in 2009 and 2010.


If you would like to join MLGSO or receive information about the events, contact Dr. Maida Watson at the Department of Modern Languages via email:


Fall 2014



Fall 2015

Participants of the Nineteenth-Century Latin American and Spanish Literature Conference hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and MLGSO