Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What classes will I take?

    Students take core courses from their chosen area of study. Remaining credits are taken from other departments and schools based on individual program requirements, academic interests, and course availability. Visiting students must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) for the duration of the semester.

  • What if a program in my academic area is not listed?

    Contact the Miami Semester office to inquire if your program of interest is available. Email us at

  • Will attending the Miami Semester program help me transfer to the University of Miami?

    Admission to the Miami Semester program does not imply admission to the University of Miami. Students are not eligible to transfer to the University of Miami in the semester following their participation in the Program.

  • Where do students live while on campus?

    Visiting students may live on-campus for the spring semester, based on availability. Students attending the fall semester live off-campus.

  • What can I do outside of class?

    Students are encouraged to participate in student organizations and campus activities. South Florida’s subtropical climate and attractions make it a unique place to visit and explore. Coconut Grove, South Beach, the Everglades National Park, and the Florida Keys are just a few examples of fun and exciting places to visit.

  • Is financial assistance available?

    Students that are receiving financial assistance at their home institutions may contact the Office of Financial Assistance Services to transfer qualified financial aid via a consortium agreement. International students are encouraged to seek sources of financial assistance from their home institutions.

Additional questions? Please contact the Miami Semester office at (305) 284-5078 or email us at