TUC-FIA Cooperative School
Florida International University has expanded its reach in hospitality studies-to China. In August 2006 FIU unveiled the first US School of Hospitality and Tourism in Tianjin, China, similar to FIU’s top-ranked program in Miami. This is a joint hospitality management program signed between the Chinese government and an American university, and is lauded as being the first of its kind in China.
The $50 million university center was fully funded by the Chinese government and sits on 80 acres of land in Tianjin, which is 60 miles from Beijing. The center, FIU’s largest international program, currently includes a 20 story dormitory tower, which can house 1,000 students. The center has a capacity for up to 2,000 students. The first class graduated in 2008