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Friends and Visitors

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) of Florida International University. BBC occupies a truly unique spot on the coast of higher education. Located on beautiful Biscayne Bay, BBC enjoys a close-knit community typical of a small liberal arts college with the extensive institutional resources of a major research university. In essence, BBC offers students the best of both worlds.

The campus is home to nationally and internationally recognized academic programs. BBC’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is responsible for the famed South Beach Wine & Food Festival held annually on Miami Beach. Anticipating the future of hospitality management, in 2006 the School opened a teaching center at the Tianjin University of Commerce in Tianjin, China. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication recently hosted the first ever New York Times Hispanic Student Journalism Institute and is the only school in the nation to offer a bilingual master’s program for students who want access to both the Spanish and English media markets. And those are just our professional schools. We offer many degrees in our College of Arts & Sciences including a stellar program in creative writing. Our marine sciences program is located in a new state-of-the-art facility that is fully equipped with a marine water system that pumps water directly from the Bay into student labs.

BBC boasts a student body of more than 7,000 and celebrates the international and multicultural heritage of our students and faculty. Beyond the classroom, BBC offers a wide array of activities for students including a host of student organizations, recreational activities such as kayaking on the Bay, and a variety of academic lectures and events. We have something for everyone.

The largest public university in South Florida, FIU is the People’s University, and the Biscayne Bay Campus is no exception. We encourage community members to visit our campus, attend our events, and take advantage of the many educational and recreational activities open to the public. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute holds classes every semester for interested adults, and FIU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Studies offers many training programs for career advancement right here at BBC. The Kovens Conference Center is a wonderful option for meetings, conferences, and social events, and features a terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay.

The Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University is an urban oasis offering high quality academic degrees, professional programs, and community events in an amazing location.You are invited to visit us-either online or in-person at any time.


Steven V. Moll

Vice Provost



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