If your feet won't keep still it might be because you are anticipating all the salsa dancing you will be doing, living in Miami as a student at Florida Memorial University. Located in one of the main epicenters of Latin culture, you'll know all of Buena Visa Social Club's songs by heart before you graduate. But let's get down to business. Why choose FMU? FMU's list of degrees is small but mighty (41 undergrad degrees in total). Among FMU's most outstanding programs are the School of Business and the Social Work Program. Other noteworthy majors at FMU are the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Computer Information Systems Program. A word to all you visionaries, FMU has a program that helps students find grant and research opportunities for their academic projects, and assists them in writing and developing proposals. Now that's a helping hand. Thanks, FMU! Located in happening Miami, you'll find no lack of inspiration here for learning, both on and off campus. Miami is the kind of city where student life and real-world life blend, and FMU is just the institution to show you how it's done.
To get hooked up with a prime tanning location on the daily, try an apartment in the South Beach neighborhood. To wake up to the Latin pulse, search for a spot in Little Havana or Buena Vista. Become a downtowner and boast close proximity to the Business District, Miami Historic District, and Jewelry District. Miami is a rich, vibrant city with a wealth of housing options. In more exclusive neighborhoods such as South Beach you can find the art decor apartment overlooking the beach of your dreams—just be prepared to pay the price, in money and in tourist traffic. Areas such as Little Havana can also be pricey, but your hunt will bring you a deal if you start early enough. The further southern, western, and northern peripheries of the city are less expensive, though not close to the epicenter of activity. However, do not fret, anywhere you are in Miami you'll still be able to feel the beat.
Ok, chicos, so what is there not to do in Miami. Just strolling around town taking in the unique architecture is amusement enough. Pick up some pastelitos (Cuban pastries) at Karla Bakery. After a day lying beach-side, freshen up and go out for a good Cuban meal at Casa Larios. Shimmy and shake at Bongos Cuban Café , Miami's prime salsa spot. Be prepared to rally, 'cause people are hittin' the dance floor all night long.
Making yourself mobile in Miami depends on where you are. Some neighborhoods are walkable, but many require a car. Without wheels? Try using Miami and Dade County's metrobus.