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Experience in Miami, United States by jolie

Published by jolie solomon — 4 months ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Miami, Miami, United States


What is it like to live in Miami? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

It is like a very large beach town and all beach towns are the same. Very "chill" in the sense that people are always on vacation- even locals act like they're on constant vacation. There is a very large club/partying scene which is saturated with tourists. The local bars are starting to become more popular and there are some cool new ones that offer jazz nights and open mic nights. The local music scene and art scene is improving but generally is not that integrated or developed.

What is the student lifestyle like in Miami?

Most of our campuses are urban campuses or "commuter" campuses which means majority of students are locals and living at home making the commute to school.

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Miami? Is there any advice you can give?

Not difficult- stay at hostels. There are lots of cool hostel options in Miami. Also, better not to search "Miami" as that is a very broad category. Miami can be further divided into Miami Beach (South Beach/Miami Beach/Lincoln Road etc.), Wynwood area (between downtown and midtown), downtown is filled with high rises and it shifts into Brickell (another city). Then there is Coral Gables/Coconut Grove (University of Miami is located here & is generally an affluent area) and Kendall and Homestead (lots of farms & Florida International University is located here).

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

There is a lot of Cuban food, plenty of health food stores, vegan/vegetarian options. We have also a lot of Middle Eastern cuisine and sushi places. The food culture here is very variable and always changing but our farmer's markets are a lot of fun and a low cost option. If you can, cooking at home will save you a lot of money.

What places would you recommend visiting in Miami?

Churchill's Pub, Coral Gables Art Cinema, Gramp's, Purdy Ave (in Miami Beach), Perez Art Museum (overlooks the bay), South Pointe Park, Blackbird Ordinary, Haulover Beach, Lagniappe, Broken Shaker, Oleta River State Park, Vizcaya, The Anderson, Las Brisas, Miami Juice, Biscayne National Park.

Is it good to eat out in Miami? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

Las Brisas, Miami Juice, Lagniappe, Milk Gone Nuts, The Salty Donut, Steve's Pizza

Is the nightlife good in Miami? Where is good to go?

Churchill's Pub, Coral Gables Art Cinema, Gramp's, Blackbird Ordinary, Lagniappe, Olympia Theater, Broken Shaker, The Anderson, Las Rosas, Ball & Chain, Kill Your Idol

What advice would you give future students heading to Miami?

Cuban coffee will keep your blood pumping & your eyes open, drink it. Always ask for student discounts, many places offer student discounts but don't advertise it.


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