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.

Hospitality at Sea 2020

April 19 – May 3, 2020

About This Program

Live the dream! Earn 3.0 or 6.0 FIU Hospitality Management credits while cruising on a 14-day cruise from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Classes during sea days with port stops in to: Praia da Vitória, Azores; Cherbourg (Normandy) & Le Havre (Paris), France; and Zeebrugge (Brussels), Belgium. Graduate and undergraduate course options available.

Learn more at an optional information session on Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m. in HM 175.

Click here to apply!

For questions, please contact the Faculty Director: Dr. John Thomas, thomasj@fiu.edu

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Hospitality in Genoa

Summer 2020

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.

To be among the first to receive program details, complete the Study Abroad Request Form.

Marriott Tianjin China Program

Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

About This Program

To be among the first to receive program details, complete the Study Abroad Request Form.

Hospitality in Greece

Summer B: June 14-28, 2020

About This Program

Explore and research the hospitality and tourism industry in Corfu & Mykonos.  Take in the culture, architecture, and history with a week in each location.

To be among the first to receive program details, complete the Study Abroad Request Form.

Past Programs

Hospitality in London - Palaces & Castles

December 14-23, 2019

About This Program

Explore the rich history of England’s castles and palaces and their past and present princesses, princes, queens and kings while experiencing the attractions of one of Europe’s oldest cities and surrounding countryside. Travel in the footsteps of present day royals while sampling food, shopping, art, architecture, archaeology, music, theatre and more.

Space is limited!  Apply & submit your deposit to secure your space!

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Apply for the $500 Study Abroad Scholarship

Contact:  Dawn at fagnand@fiu.edu or BBC-HM 334

Food & Culture of Florence, Italy

December 15-23, 2019

About This Program

Explore the links between Italian culture, food and traditions. Through lectures, hands-on cooking labs, tastings and site visits in Florence, students will examine the food, wine, and traditions of Italy from a historical, cultural and culinary perspective.

Space is limited!  Apply & submit your deposit to secure your space!

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Apply for the $500 Study Abroad Scholarship

Contact:  John Noble Masi at jmasi@fiu.edu

Learn more at an information session:
September 24 – Information session at BBC in HM 211 at 10:30 AM

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.

Learn more at an information session:

Wednesday, September 25 at 10 a.m. in HM 211 (Skype available by request)

Apply for the $500 Study Abroad Scholarship

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.

Click here to apply!

History of Chaplin School Study Abroad Programs

Past Programs

Belize – 2013-2016
Brazil – 2014-2018
China – 2008-present
Costa Rica – 2018
Cuba – 2016
Germany – 2015
Hospitality at Sea – 2012-present
Italy – 2012-present
Peru – 2014
Spain 2018, 2014
United Arab Emirates – 2013, 2015
United Kingdom – 2012, 2014

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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