Exchange Students Coming to FIU

Applying as an International Exchange Student

The International Student Exchange (ISE) program at FIU is only open to students at our partner institutions. Please click  here to see if your school is on the list of FIU partner institutions.

If your school is not on the list, then you are not eligible to participate in FIU’s ISE program at this time. Sorry! You can click here  for information about applying as an international student to earn your degree at FIU.

If your school is on the list, you should contact the Office of International Relations, Mobility, or Study Abroad at your home university for application information. If you are not sure how to contact them, please e-mail our office at and we will provide contact information.

Your home university probably requires you to apply to participate in the exchange program. If your application is accepted by your university, then the coordinator will give you instructions to apply for the ISE program at FIU and will provide you with the application packet.

Your application for the ISE program must be submitted by mail to the FIU Office of Study Abroad (OSA) by the coordinator at your home university. We will not review applications sent by students. Fall semester and academic year applications are due March 1, and spring semester applications are due September 15.

After your ISE application is accepted by the OSA, we will work with you to submit all necessary documents, including visa paperwork. The OSA will also register you for classes and help you prepare for your arrival at FIU. It is important that you follow all instructions from the OSA carefully throughout the whole process!

About FIU

Florida International University is one of the largest universities in the United States and it is Miami’s only public research university. Despite its short history (just over 50 years), FIU has quickly gained prominence in many different fields. With over 200 programs of study, FIU is truly worlds ahead.

FIU has two campuses in Miami-Dade County. The main campus, Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) houses the majority of FIU’s academic programs and residence halls. MMC is located in Southwest Miami on the site of what was once an airport.

FIU’s second campus, Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC), is home to the School of Journalism and Communications, the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and other academic programs. Many courses from MMC-based departments are also offered on BBC, but most Journalism, Mass Journalism and Hospitality courses are offered mostly at BBC. BBC is located in North Miami, about 30 miles from MMC. A shuttle connects the two campuses for a nominal fee.

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