Arrival and Housing Information

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Living in a foreign country can be both challenging and exciting! The United States Department of State has published an excellent guide for international students studying in the United States. The guide includes useful information on topics such as finances, health insurance, visas, packing, academics, and housing, as well as many cultural tips. View Guide

Coral Gables Campus

Coral Gables is beautiful residential suburb located to the southwest of downtown Miami.
The University of Miami Coral Gables campus is located about 20 minutes south of Miami International Airport. UM campus / Coral Gables

Arriving at Miami

Most IEP students arrive at Miami International Airport. Arriving at Miami International Airport

Parking and Driving Directions

You can travel to the University of Miami Coral Gables campus by car, taxi, or MetroRail. Learn how to arrive on campus


Many IEP students stay in hotels for their first few days in Miami while they look for a place to live. See hotels near the UM campus


Many different types of housing are available close to the UM campus. See information about short term and long term housing options

Transportation and Driver's Licenses

Some IEP students live close to campus and buy a bicycle. Some IEP students use public transportation such as buses and the MetroRail. Other students prefer to buy, lease or rent a car and get a Florida Driver's License. Get information about transportation in Miami

Registration and Orientation

The first few days of your session are Registration and Orientation. During Registration and Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet IEP students, faculty and staff. We will share lots of important information with you about the IEP, the University of Miami, and much more! You will also take an English placement exam. Information about IEP registration and orientation