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Why Study in Miami?



People come from all over the world to experience Miami's beaches, culture, food and festivals. At FIU, you'll take classes and make friends with students from all over the world in the spectacularly lush settings of our Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay campuses. You'll do it while being 30 minutes from South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, the Everglades National Park and downtown. Plus, you're only a three-hour flight from New York City and a short flight to both Central and South America.

More than 1,000 multinational companies call Miami home, and it is consistently recognized as the “Best City for Doing Business in Latin America” by América Economía. Miami is the hub of the hospitality industry and hosts the four-day, star-studded Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE, which our students help plan and execute.

Why FIU Global First Year?

  • Easy Transition

    Simple admissions process and classes tailored to your academic and English-language level.

  • More Support

    Free airport pickup, greater attention in smaller classes and language and academic help.

  • Career Growth

    Professional development courses, internship assistance and greater cultural understanding.

School Stats

  • FIU Florida Icon Located in vibrant Miami, Florida
  • FIU Student Icon 55,000 students in 2016
  • FIU Countries Icon Students from 100+ countries
  • FIU Ocean Icon Only underwater ocean laboratory in the world

By the numbers

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    #5 International Business Programs

    (U.S. News & World Report)
  • FIU Number 7

    #7 Undergraduate Marketing Programs

    (Bloomberg Businessweek)


  • Pamela Silva Conde

    Pamela Silva Conde

    Class of ’03
    Co-anchor, Primer Impacto
  • Derek Capo

    Derek Capo

    Class of ’03
    CEO, Next Step China

"I love the housing accommodations here at FIU! The rooms are spacious, I have a kitchen in my room I can cook in and I get along great with my roommates! One of them is from Maryland and the other is from Texas. It has been great to meet people from across the United States in addition to my Global First Year friends! My roommates and I cook together and do things on the weekends."

-Idara Akpan, Nigeria
Biology, Class of 2018