Designated as a top-tier research institution R1 Classification by Carnegie Research, FIU Global emphasizes research as a major component in the university's mission. Only 2% of universities can say that! As one of the best young universities in the world by Times Higher Education, FIU Global has a student body of nearly 57,000, of which 41,000 are undergraduate. FIU Global is among the top 10 largest universities in the nation and have collectively graduated more than 220,000 panther alumni. FIU Global will be a leading urban public research university focused on student learning, innovation, and collaboration.
FIU Global has an extremely diverse representation of over 3,700 international students from 140 countries.
FIU Global's main campus Modesto A. Maidique is located in Miami and FIU's second campus Biscayne Bay, which houses the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and more, is found in North Miami Beach.
Miami’s vibrant beaches, culture, food and festivals attract people from around the world. At FIU Global, you’ll take classes and make friends with students from countries around the globe in the spectacularly lush settings of our Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay campuses. Have an afternoon off? South Beach, the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean, Everglades National Park and downtown Miami all lie only 30 minutes away from campus. With New York City, Central America and South America just short flights away, Miami is your gateway to adventure.
For international students, the move from high school in your home country to a university in the United States can be challenging—a new language, new ways of learning, and a new home. Our programs ease this transition by combining credit-bearing courses from the first year of your degree with additional support services, instruction tailored to your academic and language level, and cultural experiences, helping ensure your future success.
For international students, the move from high school in your home country to a university in the United States can be challenging—a new language, new ways of learning, and a new home.
Global First Year eases this transition by combining credit-bearing courses from the first year of your degree with additional support services, instruction tailored to your academic and language level, and cultural experiences, helping ensure your future success.
The Global First Year experience provides more than academic, language and cultural growth. With the included Career Accelerator program, you can also gain valuable professional skills that prepare you for a successful career.
The Career Accelerator is designed specifically for international students:
With over 300 clubs and organizations found on campus, student life is vibrant and fast-paced. With a bustling community of 3,300 students living on campus, students can always find a way to get involved. FIU Global has 18 teams compete in the NCAA Division 1 Conference USA as well as dozens of intramural sports teams on campus. FIU Global boasts 3 museums on campus and in the Miami community.
Every summer, FIU Global holds an electronic dance music concert which features foam cannons and some of the biggest international DJ's. At FIU Global's gorgeous Biscayne Bay campus, enjoy yoga classes by the bay and night kayaking through lush mangroves.