About the University
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.
Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.
Proof must be submitted to the Health Compliance Office at Student Health Services. Students will receive an “IMI” service indicator (health insurance hold) on their student account, as it appears in Panthersoft. Students will not be allowed to register for classes or continue enrollment without complying with the medical insurance requirement. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Students will be asked to purchase the FIU Sponsored Health Insurance Plan.
Cost: $800 (semester); $1 600 (Year)
Students may not use AIG when abroad at FIU.
Living on-campus: Students are required to live on campus when studying on exchange at FIU. More information can be found on the housing website. Once students are accepted they will be automatically notified of housing application openings by FIU.
Off-campus Housing: FIU does not permit exchange students to live off campus.
The average budget per month is: $400 – 500
In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $6,900.00 per semester.