J-1 Visiting Scholar Housing

Your host department or program at FIU may be able to assist you in locating suitable housing, so you are encouraged to contact them first. Florida International University does not provide housing for J-1 exchange visitors, but we can provide information to assist you with finding off-campus housing to meet your needs. You may check online athttp://classifieds.fiu.edu which contains information provided by the

Office of Orientation & Commuter Student ServicesYou may also contact them at

(305) 348-6414.

You can also search information about rentals in the local community on websites such ashttp://www.apartmentguide.com/http://www.theflyer.com, and http://miami.craigslist.org/. FIU is not responsible in any way for the accuracy or availability of information on such sites and ISSS is not recommending or endorsing any of these companies but merely giving examples of the type of information that is available online. When searching by zip code, keep in mind that zip codes for areas near the Modesto Maidique Campus include 33172 and 33174; zip codes for areas near the Biscayne Bay Campus include 33181 and 33160.

It may be difficult to finalize arrangements for off-campus housing from abroad and you may need to continue your search after arriving in the U.S. When you first arrive, you may need to arrange to stay in an area hotel until longer term housing can be arranged. FIU does not recommend specific hotels, but a list of hotels located near our campuses is provided below. Average hotel rates per night run from $75 – $150. You can make reservations before your arrival.

Near Biscayne Bay Campus:
Courtyard Marriott (305) 937-0805 2825 NE 191st Street

Aventura, FL 33180

Best Western (305) 891-7350 12210 Biscayne Blvd

North Miami, FL 33181

Holiday Inn (305) 949-1441 148 NW 167th Street

Miami, FL 33169

Near Modesto Maidique Campus:
Best Western (305) 463-7195 3875 NW 107th Avenue

Miami, FL 33178

Comfort Suites (305) 220-3901 3901 SW 117th Avenue

Miami, FL 33175

Holiday Inn (305) 500-9000 3255 NW 87th Avenue

Miami, FL 33172

Marriott Hotel (305) 649-5000 1201 NW 42nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33126

Courtyard by Marriott (305) 500-9600 11580 NW 105th Street

Miami, FL 33178