Life in the Magic City

Half sprawling city, half tropical wilderness, all progress. We’re proud to call Miami our home. It’s a dynamic hot spot for innovation and creation. This multilingual, multinational city is what makes FIU an international hub.

It’s hard to tell just where campus ends and the city begins. Everything between the seagrass of the Atlantic Ocean and the sawgrass of the Everglades will be your classroom. You’ll need the traditional 3:05 p.m. cafecito to keep up with our high-energy city.

Welcome home.

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FIU students, faculty, staff and the community eating or drinking coffee at Vicky Bakery located inside the Frost Art Museum


Miami's rich cultural diversity makes it an ideal place to expand your horizons and immerse yourself in different cultures. It's not uncommon to hear conversations in multiple languages while exploring the city. The international melting pot boasts a myriad of multicultural cuisine options, diverse music and culture.

Things to do in Miami

Miami earns its well-deserved reputation as a destination for arts and culture through its endless arts festivals, shows, iconic architecture and much more.

No matter what mood you're in, Miami always has something fun and exciting to do.

The art exhibit, All Kids Included at the Frost Art Museum


Art Basel Miami Beach is a yearly international art fair that draws new and emerging artists to showcase their work.

The entrance of the SOBE Wine & Food Festival

South Beach Wine & Food Festival®

More than 1,200 FIU students get to help run the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®) every year through a partnership with our Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Two museum attendee's at the Frost Art Museum Spring 2020 Exhibition Opening


Check out the the planetarium and 500,000-gallon aquarium at The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Downtown Miami, or head down the street to the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) for its collection of art and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay.

FIU Theatre Glengarry Glen Ross - Reunion show

Performing arts

If you're into performing arts, you're in for a treat. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Miami hosts Broadway shows year-round.

The basketball team, the Miami Heat warming up before a game


If you're a sports fan, you're in luck. Miami is home to five major league sports teams: the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Heat, the Miami Marlins, Inter Miami CF and the Florida Panthers.

An aerial shot of South Point Park


Our beaches are world renowned for their beauty. If you're looking for something more toned down and relaxing, there are dozens of beautiful local beaches to choose from!

Sun, sand and surf

Miami boasts 248 days of sunshine year-round, and average temperatures of 70° degrees in the winter. Prepare to indulge in perfect beach weather and explore all of the beautiful outdoor attractions and activities Miami offers.

Industry connections

Miami’s tropical breezes attract more than just tourists.

Miami is a business hub for emerging markets around the world, specifically for Latin America, and FIU is at the center of it all.

Miami's international recognition as a hub for tourism and hospitality has been anchored by PortMiami, known as the "Cruise Capital of the World."

In 2021, Forbes placed Miami ahead of rivals like New York City and Austin as an emerging technology hub. That means lots of opportunities for jobs and internships.

The Dave Grutman Experience with David Beckham of InterMiami CF
Every single place where there is a top innovation hub, there is a world-class research institution. So to have a world-class research institution like FIU here, they’re providing the seeds of innovation.

Jaret L. Davis, past-chair of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade's economic development organization

Campus locations

  • Exterior shot of the Steven and Dorothea Green Library from the CASE building

    Modesto A. Maidique Campus

    Our sprawling main campus is a tropical oasis with a downtown feel that rivals any small city. It’s one of our seven locations around South Florida.

  • Exterior shot of the Wolfe University Center

    Biscayne Bay Campus

    This waterfront campus sits right on Biscayne Bay, offering unique adventure recreation and one-of-a-kind access to Florida’s aquatic ecosystem. It’s home to marine biology, journalism, communications, hospitality, our renowned creative writing program and more.

But wait, there's more

Our international approach doesn’t end in this hemisphere. On the other side of the globe, our Tianjin, China partnership invites more than 1,000 of our students every year to experience a new culture as they gain a deeper understanding of hospitality and tourism management.

Meanwhile, our renowned museums and cultural institutions feature arts, music and entertainment that reflect the diversity of our region – and beyond.

Miami is our home, and we can't wait for you to explore what it has to offer. Learn more about our locations and centers.

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