Florida International University (also known as FIU) is one of the 25th largest public universities in the United States and the 4th largest in Florida. FIU has a student enrollment of nearly 45,000 students and roughly 10,000 faculty and staff. FIU offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations and business administration. The university is divided in 11 colleges and schools:
- • College of Architecture and the Arts (Architecture, Art and Art History, Music, Theatre, Dance and Speech Communication)
- • College of Arts and Sciences (Environment and Society, Integrated Life Sciences, International and Public Affairs)
- • College of Business Administration
- • College of Education
- • College of Engineering and Computing
- • College of Law
- • Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
- • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
- • School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
- • School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- • Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Founded in 1965, FIU is a relatively young campus. Its two main campuses in Metropolitan Miami Florida: Modesto A. Maidique Campus in western Miami-Dade County and Biscayne Bay in North Miami. International Exchange Students are housed at the Residence Halls at the Modesto Maidique Campus, which also has the U.S. Century Bank Area (indoor multi-purpose sports arena), a new eight-story library, an Environmental preserve, FIU stadium (home of the FIU Golden Panthers football team) and Athletic facilities. Florida International Golden Panthers (known as FIU Golden Panthers) is the university sports club.
About the city
Miami is the largest metropolitan area in Florida, it is the fourth largest urban area in the United States. This city is the home for performing arts centers, museums, theaters, and parks. One of its newest addition was the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the second largest performing arts center in the United States. The city attracts numerous singers, dancers, orchestra players, and actors. Because of its tropical weather, the locals get to enjoy boating, sailing, and fishing activities year round.
All international exchange students are required
to live on campus. The following are semester
rates for the 2016 - 2017 school year:
Students can expect to pay between $3500-5000 per semester depending on the type of accommodation desired. Please see the Housing page for more details: http://housing.fiu.edu/future-residents/halls/index.html
All international students in F-1 or J-1 status must have
medical insurance that meets certain requirements in order to register and continue their studies at FIU. Your compliance with this requirement is monitored by Student Health Services (SHS). You may purchase the university-approved medical insurance plan online at https://www.gallagherkoster.com/FIU
by credit card or by e-check. If you have your own insurance, your insurance policy must be approved by SHS. For more info visit the SHS website
. Prices will vary by student.
The following are estimates for the 2016-2017
- • Tax Compliance Fee: $20-$25 (paid by semester)
- • Housing: Price varies on your housing choice, but average housing rate is $9,200 (See Housing section for more options).
- • Books and Supplies: $1,350
- • Health Insurance: $2,000
- • Personal Expenses: $4,500 (Transportation, Clothing, etc.)
- • Total: $21,080 per year, $10,542 per semester