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International Trade Student Association (ITSA)

Our goal is to bridge the gap between the classroom and careers. We will serve as the community hub for academic development and professional networking for our fellow students with a global mindset. We host weekly meetings featuring guest speakers from varied disciplines as well as workshops to help students grow professionally. We often offer opportunities such as professional events where members can network and gain experience. We hope to make this an active social community of students with similar interests to build lifelong relationships. ITSA will stand as an academic totem pole for members old and new to share ideas, network, and cultivate a community.

Meetings take place every second Tuesday, 1–2 pm, Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room A325. To join the club, simply attend the meetings.

Fall 2023 Officers 

President - Isabelle Rosa

Vice President & Treasurer - Hannah Lewis

PR Chair - Fabienne Millien

Programming & Club Collective Chair - Megan Antkoviak

Secretary - Shirley Yu



FIT's Academic Skills Tutoring Center offers individualized tutoring assistance for selected ITM courses, provided there are student tutors available for that subject. The Tutoring Center is located in Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room A608B.

You can become a tutor for ITM courses if you have taken the courses and have a letter of recommendation from your professors. See: Applying to Become a Tutor

Due to their focus on actual industry practices, ITM courses (courses with the code IN) are unique to FIT and the ITM department, therefore ITM majors are expected to take all major courses at FIT. Students considering taking liberal arts courses at other institutions to fulfill graduation requirements must bring a copy of the course description and syllabus to the ITM chairperson at least four months before the target semester, who will then consult with the Liberal Arts advisors. Should the course be considered appropriate, the student will be asked to obtain a written permission from FIT's Registrar Office prior to registering for the course.

For how long can completed ITM courses (required and electives) be used to fulfill graduation requirements?

At FIT, all requirements for a degree must be completed within five years from the point of admission. Your admissions date to ITM is posted in your DARS. After five years, ITM courses previously completed must be taken again (or their new equivalents) to fulfill current degree requirements. The significant and dramatic changes taking place in five years in the international trade environment—such as new trade agreements or revisions of existing ones, government regulations, new sourcing markets and practices, fluctuations of international currencies, etc.—make courses taken five years or earlier outdated and inapplicable to ITM's current program.

I abandoned the ITM program and now I want to come back to complete it. How do I do that?

It depends on your admissions date to ITM. If it has been longer than five years since you were admitted to ITM, see the previous question. If you want to come back to complete the program within five years of your admissions date to ITM (your admissions date is posted in your DARS audit), you need to submit the form Request For Re-Evaluation of Graduation to FIT's Registrar Office. You may be required to take additional courses to those listed in your original program in order to update your studies. Make an appointment with the ITM chairperson to explore your options.