For Chaplin Students, Miami is a Living Lab

The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management sits in one of the most strategic locations for any hospitality management school. South Florida is one of the leading centers for international tourism in the nation.

Top Companies with
South Florida Headquarters

  • American Airlines
  • America’s Best Value Inns
  • Burger King
  • BlueGreen
  • Diageo
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Club Med
  • Hilton International
  • Kraft Foods
  • Marriott International
  • Martinair, The Americas
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Southern Wine & Spirits

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Student access to living-lab resources, employment, innovative concepts, and exposure to the extensive diversity within the industry is unmatched.

Known as the cruise ship capital of the world, the South Florida region is also home to top hotel brands, restaurants, airlines, spas, clubs, and golf destinations. The Chaplin School curriculum takes advantage of geographical access to hospitality organizations to give students a rich experience while enrolled in the program and to provide connections for future placement.

International Hub

Miami is at the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. Close proximity to theme parks in Orlando and Tampa make the region an ideal location for studying hospitality and tourism management.

Diverse Student Body

Sixty-five countries are represented in the Chaplin School’s student body. With that kind of diversity, our programs benefit significantly from international perspectives that enrich a curriculum that places strong emphasis on global relevance.

Miami skyline at night

FIU imprint on window

Lifeguard stand on South Beach

Aerial view of the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus


The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is located on FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) in North Miami, Florida. Just a stone’s throw from Biscayne Bay, BBC students regularly enjoy kayaking right off campus grounds and bayside picnicking in addition to other nearby recreations.