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Let our team be the first to welcome you to the United States! People with all different backgrounds identify with our student living community because we welcome everyone at our Miami apartments! Whether this is your first semester in the US or you’ve been here for years, let Identity Miami be a resource to you as you transition to the diverse and bustling culture of Miami. Below you’ll find some things to know when you move into our FIU housing:
One of the first things you’ll want to do when you arrive in Miami is exchange your money for US Dollars. The Miami International Airport has options multiple Foreign Currency Exchange Booths located throughout the airport in Terminals D, E, F, G, H, and J. If you still have money you need to exchange when you arrive at your new student apartment in Sweetwater, you can easily walk to the Western Union on 107th Avenue.
When you arrive at Miami International Airport, you’ll have a
few options for getting to Identity Miami. You can choose to use
private transportation options like ridesharing or a taxi cab.
Rideshare apps that are popular in the Miami area include Uber and
Lyft. Taxis will be waiting outside of the airport to pick you up.
In either case, request service to 400 SW 107th Ave.
If you’d prefer to take public transportation, you’ll want to take these directions. For more tips on using public transport in Miami, click here!
Your student apartment near FIU comes complete will come
fully-furnished with items like large furniture, kitchen
appliances, and designer finishes. For everything we don’t provide,
there are plenty of options for household shopping:
Getting a cell phone can seem like a daunting task when you move to a new country. You’ll want to think about a few things. Remember the following things when getting a cellular device in the US:
You’ll need a local checking account for a lot of your expenses, any possible earnings, and for any deposits. You’ll want to make sure that no matter what bank you choose to open a checking account with, they allow wire transfers, have in-language website options, and don’t charge you monthly fee. Banks close to our Miami student housing community that we’d recommend for international students include Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.
When it comes to grocery shopping, most international students want to find somewhere close and affordable. Luckily, Identity Miami is located in the perfect location that gives our residents plenty of options for grocery shopping. Some of the best options near our Miami apartments are below:
Looking to have some fun during your time at Florida
International University, but not quite sure what to do? You won't
have to leave Identity Miami to have the time of your life: With a
number of resident events and amazing amenity spaces designed for
you to relax and socialize, you'll always be entertained. But there
are plenty of options right outside Identity’s front door for fun
too! Check out some fun things to do below:
It’s important to be mindful of your health when studying internationally. At FIU, the Student Health Center is located on campus and welcomes all students. Don’t forget to make sure you have student health insurance either!
If for some reason you need to get into contact with your foreign consulate in an emergency situation, you can find their contact information on this website. We also offer bilingual services in English and Spanish.
You can find out if you qualify for an apartment at Identity Miami by filling out an application today! We do require that international students pay their last month’s rent at the time of signing their lease, so you’ll want to consider that before signing.