Marriott Tianjin China Program – Spring 2017

///Marriott Tianjin China Program – Spring 2017

Marriott Tianjin China Program – Spring 2017


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Study Hospitality Management in China! The Marriott Tianjin China Program is a cooperative venture between FIU and Tianjin University of Commerce (TUC).  Students will complete a full semester at the FIU Center located on the campus of TUC in Tianjin, China.

**Study Abroad Online Application & deposit submission are now available!**

Study Abroad at the Marriott Tianjin China Program.  This opportunity is available for all FIU students (and domestic non-FIU students).  Transfer students are encouraged to complete their first year in China, then return to Miami for their senior year.

The benefits of this program include:

-Enhance your attractiveness to industry
-HM Majors take classes towards their degree
-Non-majors may earn a Minor in International Hospitality Studies in just one semester
-Use your FIU financial aid
-Take HFT & FSS Courses taught in English
-Study at the state-of-the-art FIU Center in Tianjin, China
-Earn the Get AHEAD certificate by taking at least 3 classes in China

Spring 2017 – January 9 – May 6 (tentative, pending approval)

Join the Facebook Event to communicate with other students applying for and attending the program.

Students planning to participate in this study abroad opportunity may be interested in applying for The Excellence in Global Learning Medallion.
For photos of the facilities and the TUC campus, see the Marriott Tianjin China photo album from November 2013.

Note:   The study abroad programs offered through the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are not available to be taken free of charge as a Senior Citizen Audit.

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Thank you for your interest in the Spring 2017 semester in China.


Spring 2017:  January 9 – May 6, 2017*
*pending administrative approval

CLASSES The Spring 2017 schedule is not yet available.  About 20 different FSS/HFT undergraduate courses are offered in China.  All of the core courses for the hospitality management major will be offered , with the exception of the Advanced Internship & Advanced Food Production Management (FSS 4234C).  There will also be a limited number of hospitality electives available.  No graduate courses are scheduled.

Note:  Enrollment in the cooking sections will be limited to 2 students per section.  Please coordinate your enrollment for any FSS course with Dawn to confirm availability.

COST  – $2,795

For your convenience, we put together a study abroad package that includes international transportation* (roundtrip airfare and airport transfers in China), double-occupancy housing, health insurance, visa processing, a guided tour in Tianjin, internet fees, and study abroad fees.

Tuition, books, food, and personal expenses are not included.

For additional information on the program, visit the Spring 2017 Information Sheet.

*The group flight is included and will allow participants to travel together to/from South Florida to Beijing on certain dates (TBD).  Students needing a deviation from the group flight should plan to book their own travel (at their own expense).  Students not participating in the group flight will receive a credit of $1,200 off the final payment of their study abroad package.

Chaplin School Scholarship – October 10 Deadline

The Chaplin School will award up to $5,000 in scholarships (maximum scholarship value of $500) to participants in the Spring 2017 semester.  Please access the scholarship application for details.   The scholarship deadline is October 10.

Financial Aid/Scholarships Opportunities

This is a FIU program and, as such, students may use their financial aid. For questions related to your eligibility for receiving financial aid and the application process to apply, please contact the Financial Aid Office directly.

There are several scholarships available for study abroad students . Please note the deadlines for each scholarship and contact the scholarship administration agency (linked) directly should you have questions.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – Deadline TBA (application available in August 2016)
***Look for Gilman Scholarship information sessions hosted by the Office of Study Abroad to learn more about the Gilman application process from previous Gilman application readers in FIU’s Office of Study Abroad.***
Fund for Education Abroad* – Spring 2017 deadline was on January 18, 2016  — The 2017-2018 application cycle  (summer 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018) will open mid-November 2016.
*See the Chaplin School’s alumna, Miranda Parvis (read her bio), a Fall 2011 recipient of this scholarship in this video.
Office of Study Abroad Financial Matters Page

Optional Mandarin Classes

In addition to FIU classes offered, you may elect to take optional Mandarin classes. The optional Mandarin classes are offered at an additional expense, paid separately to TUC. Additional details will be negotiated with TUC based on the number of participants.


September 15 – Information Session at BBC in HM 211 (HM Conference Room) at 3:30 p.m.
TBA – Information Session at MMC in TBA (Office of Study Abroad) at 10:30 a.m.
October 4 – Information Session at BBC in HM 211 (HM Conference Room) at 10 a.m.
TBA – Information Session at MMC in TBA (Office of Study Abroad) at 3:30 p.m.
October 7 – Questionnaire, Study Abroad Online Application, & 1,000 Deposit Due (Refunds will be processed, less a $100 administrative fee, for cancellations made before TBA)
October 10 – Chaplin School Scholarship Application Due
October 18-20 – Group Program & Scholarship Interviews (by appointment)
October 20 – Mandatory Meeting for all Participants to discuss Paperwork Required at 3:30 p.m. in HM 211
November 10 – Final Payment Due (Late fees will be assessed for payments made after 11/10; No Refunds after 11/10)
November 10 – Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting with Office of Study Abroad at 3:30 p.m. in HM 175
November 10- Paperwork Due to Dawn in HM 321C
January 6 – Tentative Group Flight Departure Date from South Florida to China

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE.  We are unable to accept cash, checks, and money orders.

Click below to read the blogs:

Fall 2016 Student Blog
TJTV Tianjin promotion video
President Rosenberg’s 2016 blog
President Rosenberg’s 2015 blog

Adventures in China Video – Fall 2014 (Mallory, Leila, & Andrea)
Carly Meets World – Fall 2014
Discovering China
– by Paola in Spring 2014
President Rosenberg’s 2014 blog
Joni goes to China
– Fall 2013
Krysta’s Young, Free, & Living on a Shoestring in China
(Spring 2013 was Krysta’s second semester in China.  She originally participated in Fall 2011 and returned to be among the first American students to graduate in China.)
Patti’s China Experience
(Patti her study abroad experience in the Spring 2013 semester after completing the Fall 2012 — also see her Fall 2012 blog below)
President Rosenberg’s blog from his May 2013 trip
Patti’s China Experience – Fall 2012
Santi’s Travels – China Through Food – Fall 2012
President Rosenberg’s blog from his May 2012 trip
Read the Fall 2011 Study Abroad Blog

Additional Information

Choose one or more:

$1000 Deposit, $1795 Final Payment, $750 Single Occupancy Dorm Room, $595 Final Payment Minus Flight, $200 Continuing Fall 2016 to Spring 2017 Students

2 reviews for Marriott Tianjin China Program – Spring 2017

  1. 5 out of 5


    This study abroad program is LIFE CHANGING! This is by far the best program that can be offered and at such a low price. I promise you I know this program first hand because I went abroad to China with FIU not once, but twice. The first time I left was for the fall semester of 2011 and I fell in love with the school and country so much that I went back for the spring semester of 2013, where I got to GRADUATE IN CHINA! Both times I was a recipient of a scholarship through the Chaplin School of Hospitality. There is so much funding available through the school and other organizations that “money” is not an excuse to not go to China. Since I went a year apart for my semesters I experienced both the Fall season and the Spring as well as all of the improvements the school has made. FIU-TUC is drastically moving forward. The culture is unlike any other and it’s very easy to get around with the help of both FIU and of course the amazing Chinese students who greet you with open arms. If they offered a graduate program right now I would jump on the next plane out, that’s how amazing this opportunity is and I’m not over exaggerating even for a second. Set yourself apart from everyone else! After all, the hospitality & tourism industry is booming in China so get a first hand taste of what it’s like! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  2. 5 out of 5


    This life-changing, mind-blowing, beautiful experience is definitely one for the books. I am currently in Tianjin now for the Fall 2015 semester and I have fallen in love. I decided to stay another semester here in this vast country. As many of you may already know, studying abroad is usually extremely expensive, thankfully FIU has this campus in Tianjin allowing students to discover themselves half way around the world for a low price. It’s worth every penny.
    China is unlike any other place I have been, it is 100% the safest place I have ever been, not to mention the cheapest. The people are exceptionally nice/welcoming, the campus is diverse, the food is unbelievable, and the classes are interesting to say the least. I have made many new friends here on this campus, as well as around the city.
    Beijing is very easy to get to, only 30 minutes away, and only about 5 dollars. I highly recommend taking the Into to Commercial Food Class and Wine Technology. All of us here at FIU are extremely lucky to have this opportunity and I think more students should continue to join this program, it will change your life.
    My major is not hospitality, but I am receiving a minor here. There is no excuse not to take this opportunity!
    Money is not an issue here, neither is transportation.
    I am grateful to have this program available to me,
    Thank You FIU and the Hospitality and Tourism department for making this happen. We all appreciate it deeply.

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