Study Abroad: Marriott Tianjin China Program - Spring/Fall
Click below to read the Spring 2013 blogs
Krysta's Young, Free, & Living on a Shoestring in China
(This is Krysta's second semester in China. She originally participated in Fall 2011 and has returned this semester to be the first American student to graduate in China.)
Patti's China Experience
(Patti is continuing her study abroad experience this semester after completing the Fall 2012 -- also see her Fall 2012 blog below)
Click here to read President Rosenberg's blog from his May 2013 trip
Click below to read the prior blogs:
Patti's China Experience - Fall 2012
Santi's Travels - China Through Food - Fall 2012
Click here to read President Rosenberg's blog from his May 2012 trip
Read the Fall 2011 Study Abroad Blog
Check out the website created by one of our participants, a business student, from Fall 2012 & Spring 2013: http://www.simplebackpacker.com/.
LOWEST PRICE EVER! -- Just $2,895 for the Fall 2013 semester!
Up to $20,000 in scholarships available through the Chaplin School for participants in the Fall 2013 semester ($500 maximum scholarship value)
Should you have questions about the study abroad program or the scholarships available, please contact Dawn Fagnan in HM 321C, call 305-919-4513, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Abroad at the Marriott Tianjin China Program. This opportunity is available for all FIU students (and domestic non-FIU students). The benefits of this program include:
- ALL STUDENTS PAY FIU IN-STATE TUITION FOR THE CLASSES IN CHINA
- Enhance your attractiveness to industry
- HM Majors take classes towards their degree
- Non-majors may earn a Minor in International Hospitality Studies in just one semester
- Use your FIU financial aid
- Take HFT & FSS Courses taught in English
- Study at the state-of-the-art FIU Center in Tianjin, China
Thank you for your interest in the Fall 2013 semester in China. See below for details on the program or click here to access the program information sheet.
The Fall 2013 schedule is now available. About 20 different FSS/HFT undergraduate courses are offered in China. All of the core courses for the hospitality management major will be offered (including the Food Production courses), with the exception of the Advanced Internship. There will also be a limited number of hospitality electives available. No graduate courses are scheduled.
Note: Enrollment in the cooking classes will be limited to 2 students per section. Please coordinate your enrollment for any FSS course with Dawn to confirm availability.
Cost Lowest Price Ever!
For your convenience, we have put together a study abroad package that includes international transportation (roundtrip airfare and airport transfers in China), double-occupancy housing, health insurance, visa processing, a guided tour in Tianjin, and study abroad fees. The study abroad package for the Fall 2013 semester has been reduced to just $2,895. In addition, the Chaplin School has announced that it will award up to $20,000 in scholarships (maximum scholarship value of $500) to participants in the Fall 2013 semester. Don't miss this exciting opportunity!
All participants will be charged in-state tuition rates for classes through this study abroad program, paid separately.
In-state tuition, books, food, and personal expenses are not included.
Chaplin School Scholarships
The Chaplin School has announced up to $20,000 in scholarships available to participants during the Fall 2013 semester. The maximum scholarship value is $500/student. Students may apply for these scholarships independently or be nominated by one of the participating academic departments, student organizations, etc.
All applicants for the scholarship should prepare and submit:
*Scholarship Cover Form or Nomination Form (see participating partners)
*One-page Essay describing how you expect to benefit from the scholarship & study abroad experience
*A Current Resume documenting work experience, community engagement, volunteer activities, and campus involvement
|Office of Study Abroad/Study Abroad Club|
|Landon Undergraduate School - College of Business|
|Center for Leadership & Service|
|Student Government Association|
|FIU Scholarship Committee|
|National Society of Minorities in Hospitality|
|Travel and Tourism Club|
|Student Alumni Association|
|Let's Talk Mandarin|
|Office of Sorority & Fraternity Life|
|Asian Student Union|
|International Students Club|
|Latino Student Union|
|MALES (Men Achieving Leadership, Excellence, and Success)|
|The Phoenician Investment Fund|
|Alpha Kappa Psi|
Other Financial Aid/Scholarships
This is a FIU program and, as such, students may use their financial aid. For questions related to your eligibility for receiving financial aid and the application process to apply, please contact the Financial Aid Office directly.
There are several scholarships available for study abroad students . Please note the deadlines for each scholarship and contact the scholarship administration agency (linked) directly should you have questions.
DiversityAbroad.com Scholarship - May 3 Deadline
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - March 5 Deadline
***Look for Gilman Scholarship information sessions hosted by the Office of Study Abroad (click here for their Spring 2013 events) to learn more about the Gilman application process from previous Gilman application readers in FIU's Office of Study Abroad.***
Fund for Education Abroad - January 18 Deadline for students traveling abroad in Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014.
*See the Chaplin School's own Miranda Parvis (read her bio), a Fall 2011 recipient of this scholarship in this video.
Office of Study Abroad Financial Matters Page
Optional Mandarin Classes
In addition to FIU classes offered, you may elect to take optional Mandarin classes. The optional Mandarin classes are offered at an additional expense, paid separately to TUC. Additional details will be negotiated with TUC based on the number of participants.
**FIU students may participate in the FREE Mandarin classes offered through "Let's Talk Mandarin!" These free classes are now available at both MMC and BBC:
[Classes for Spring 2013 have been completed; Look for them again in Summer/Fall 2013]
Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in HM 235 (BBC)
Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in HM 230 (BBC)
Fridays from 2 - 4 p.m. in GC 314 (MMC)
Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2013
2/6 - Information Session at 3:30 p.m. in PC 113 (MMC)
2/7 - Information Session at 3:30 p.m. in HM 211 (BBC)
3/6 - Information Session at 3 p.m. in HM 211 (BBC)
3/7 - Information Session at 3:30 p.m. in PC 113 (MMC)
4/10 - Information Session at 3 p.m. in PC 113 (MMC)
4/11 - Information Session at 3:30 p.m. in HM 211 (BBC)
5/15 - Information Session at 3 p.m. in HM 211 (BBC)
5/16 - Information Session at 3:30 p.m. in PC 113 (MMC)
5/31 - Online Application, Questionnaire, and $1,000 Deposit Due
6/3 - Chaplin School Scholarship Application or Nomination Form Deadline
6/13 - Mandatory Meeting for All Participants in HM 211 at 3:30 p.m.
7/1 - Final Payment Due ($1,895); $100 late fee assessed for payments made after this date; No Refunds after this date; Paperwork Due
8/1 - Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting for All Participants with The Office of Study Abroad (time and location TBD); Participants who have not complied with the payment and paperwork deadlines will be dropped from the program with no refund
8/23 - Departure for China (tentative)
8/26 - Classes begin
12/14 - Return to Miami (tentative)
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO MS. DAWN FAGNAN IN THE CHAPLIN SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT, email@example.com, (305) 919-4513, HM 321C, at the Biscayne Bay Campus. Credit card payments are accepted online only by clicking here. Checks/money orders should be made payable to: “Florida International University” (or “FIU”), and must include the following information: Applicant Name, Panther ID Number, & Name of the Study Abroad Program. We are unable to accept cash.
If you have questions about this program, please click here to request additional information:
Asst. Director, Enrollment & Recruitment Services
HM 321C at the Biscayne Bay Campus
T: 305-919-4513 E: firstname.lastname@example.org