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See the World, Change Your Life

Students at the Chaplin School have the opportunity to study abroad in just about any of the growing and major markets in the world. Absorb yourself in different cultures and increase global awareness and employability domestically and abroad.

Explore funding opportunities to pay for your study abroad program! Visit the “Fund Your Study Abroad Program” page for details about scholarship opportunities.

Learn to include your international experience on your resume and discuss it in interviews through this recorded session.

Read about FIU Chaplin School students’ experiences on their Study Abroad Blogs.

$500 Scholarships available for Summer 2019 programs

Hospitality at Sea

April 27 – May 13, 2019 (Summer A)

About This Program

Live the Dream!  Earn 3.0 or 6.0 FIU Hospitality Management credits while cruising from Florida to Spain on NCL’s cruise ship, “Norwegian Epic.” Classes during sea days with 6 port stops in Ponta Delgada (Azores, Portugal), Funchal (Madeira, Portugal), Seville, Granada, Cartagena, Palma de Majorca, Barcelona (Spain).

Learn more at an information session on January 24, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in HM 260.

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Consider continuing your study abroad experience with Hospitality in Genoa immediately following the cruise.

Faculty Director – Prof. John Thomas


Adventure Tourism in Belize

May 1 - 11, 2019 (Summer A)

About This Program

Experience adventure tourism first hand while you explore the many facets of tourism products in Belize. Talk with local guides, learn by doing, and immerse yourself in the local culture. This trip examines the growing field of adventure tourism, including supply and demand, tourist typologies, tourism impacts on natural resources, risk management and much more. This is a very active, hands on program including many activities such as hiking, cave exploration, canoeing, kayaking, climbing temples, and snorkeling.

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For details, contact:

Program Director – Dr. Carolin Lusby (

Hospitality in Genoa

May 13 – 26, 2019 (Summer A)

About This Program

FIU’s study abroad experience in Genoa is based on the idea of living in an Italian city with a complex history but above all a rich present, and without a large US student population. It goes beyond a touristic experience as the students are encouraged to live there and to engage with the city. Courses utilize Genoa as a lens through which students gain a perspective on broader issues affecting the present, regardless of the field or discipline. This study abroad program is designed for students who are interested in Hospitality and Tourism studies.

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Learn more at an information session on Thursday, January 17 at 3:30 p.m. in HM 211.

Consider traveling to Europe on the Hospitality at Sea cruise immediately before this program.

Faculty Director – Dr. Diann Newman


Hospitality in Tanzania

July 6 – July 19, 2019 (Summer B)

About This Program

July 6 – July 19, 2019 (Summer B)

FIU’s study abroad experience in Tanzania offers the opportunity to apply sustainable tourism theory to practice. Go beyond the typical tourism experience and experience Africa authentically with natives.

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Learn more about the program at an information session:

  • Thursday, November 29 at 3:30 p.m. in HM 211

For more information, please contact Diann Newman,Vice Dean.


International Events: An Exploration in Europe (Paris & Barcelona)

July 8 – 21, 2019 (Summer B)

About This Program

The International Events: An Exploration in Europe program provides an immersive experience in Paris and Barcelona.  Students will learn from event planners, visit a convention center, and tour Camp Nou!  Dinner at the Eiffel Tower, a bike ride through Barcelona, and Sagrada Familia are some of the other exciting things we will do while learning how events are implemented in Europe.

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For details, contact:

Program Director – Dr. Premila Whitney (

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Marriott Tianjin China Program

Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020

About This Program

Study Hospitality Management in China! The Marriott Tianjin China Program is a cooperative venture between FIU and Tianjin University of Commerce (TUC). Students will complete a full semester at the FIU Center located on the campus of TUC in Tianjin, China. All courses are FIU courses taught in English. Students pay FIU in-state tuition rates for their study abroad courses and may use their FIU financial aid. Non-Hospitality Management majors may complete a minor in International Hospitality Studies in just one semester.

Click here to watch a short testimonial from Kimberly, a Fall 2017 participant.

Click here to watch a short testimonial from Edgar, a Fall 2017 participant.

Click here to read blogs about previous students’ experiences.

President Rosenberg’s China blogs.

Email Dawn (at to be among the first to receive details about the program when available.

International Student Exchange

With the International Student Exchange (ISE) Program, you can attend any one of our partner schools throughout the world. The ISE offers you true immersion, since you’ll be living and studying in your host country for the Fall or Spring semester, or both!  You pay your FIU tuition for ISE, which means any scholarships or financial aid that you receive can go towards your study abroad experience. To learn more, visit International Student Exchange. Options include:

Taylor’s University (Malaysia)

Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (Argentina)

University of Canberra (Australia)

Other Study Abroad Opportunities

Students can choose to participate in a non-FIU or outside study abroad program. These third-party programs are not offered by FIU. It could mean direct enrolling in a foreign institution, participating in a program through a different US university, or participating in a 3rd party provider program. If you are interested in participating in a third-party program, you must apply through the Office of Study Abroad to have your program reviewed for approval to count here at FIU.  For additional information, click here. Options include:

Apicius Int’l School of Hospitality at Florence University of the Arts (Italy)

Hong Kong University (Hong Kong)

Kedge Business School (France)

Taylor’s University (Malaysia)

Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (Argentina)

University of Angers (France)

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (Peru)

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Earn an undergraduate degree in Hospitality Management and get a global experience in Tianjin, China. Students in China follow the same curriculum taught in U.S. classrooms. The Marriott Tianjin China Program is available in the fall and spring semesters.

The opportunity to study hospitality management for one year in China is available to all FIU students. New transfer students are encouraged to complete their first year at FIU in China and return to Miami for their senior year.

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Study abroad participants may earn A Hospitality Education Abroad Designation (AHEAD) by completing at least nine (9) credits during one or more Chaplin School study abroad programs.

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The Global Learning Medallion is an interactive, participatory program consisting of an extensive series of courses and activities designed to enhance your global awareness, global perspective, and attitude of global engagement.

Participation in the Medallion program connects you to invaluable, high impact opportunities such as exclusive internships, student organizations focused on international and intercultural issues, study abroad, and the opportunity to exchange ideas and to network during roundtable discussions.

Completion of the program offers evidence and recognition of your specific achievements and experiences to employers and graduate schools.

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