Miami city life
The famous beaches are some of the biggest attractions for international students coming to study abroad in Miami, including the beautiful Miami Beach or the legendary South Beach. A flexible university schedule is a great chance to take Fridays off for long fun weekends.
You can admire the impressive skyline from scenic boat tours or on foot. Major attractions to visit include:
- Star Island
- Venetian Islands
- Port of Miami
- Freedom Tower
- Little Havana or Little Haiti
- Coconut Grove
Miami is also well known for its nightlife and party atmosphere, with lots of clubs and bars all over town. Enjoy the international party feel, from Argentinian tango bars to Turkish or Indian restaurants, and plenty more. The music scene is as varied as the population including: conga, rumba, merengue, samba, reggae, disco, dance, electro, indie, and others
Miami has an important culture focus on college American football, and you’ll be able to attend many such events without having to worry about the bad weather. Professional sports teams in the city include the Miami Dolphins (NFL), Miami Heat (NBA), Marlins (baseball), Panthers (hockey).
The diverse wildlife is also an important aspect of Miami life. You can visit aviaries, aquariums, marinas, and lots of parks including Bayfront Park, Bicentennial Park, Tropical Park, or Peacock Park.
International atmosphere in Miami
Miami is nicknamed the "Capital of Latin America" and is the second largest U.S. city with a Spanish-speaking majority. Cuban immigrants also form a large part of the city’s inhabitants.
Virtually all sun lovers in the U.S. and from all corners of the globe make Miami a global vacation destination ensuring a highly cosmopolitan environment. Over the years the Port of Miami, has been known as the "Cruise Capital of the World", connecting with the rest of America as well as the rest of the world.
You will be surprised by the great number of international visitors coming from every different nation, including such locations as South America, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, India, China and other parts of Asia.
While studying in Miami expect hot humid summers and hot drier winters. Lows occasionally fall little below 10 °C (50 °F). During the wet season, temperatures range 29-35 °C (80-90°F). Miami has never recorded any snowfall. Hurricane season officially runs from June through November.