100% of the net proceeds from SOBEWFF® benefit FIU Chaplin School!
The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU) is a Top 10 ranked hospitality school among U.S. public universities and is the second largest hospitality school in the United States. More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world choose FIU Hospitality for its leading international program that leverages a personalized, diverse, student-centric culture to prepare future industry leaders.
10th ranked hospitality school among U.S. public universities – 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject
online program in the nation
ranked hospitality program globally
student volunteers at SOBEWFF® every year
Located in Miami, the Chaplin School is a leading global resource for innovative talent and solutions for the hospitality and tourism industry, with competitive expertise in hospitality real estate development, finance, mega and large scale event management, travel and tourism and food and beverage management. The school also boasts a diverse student body that includes undergraduate and graduate students from 75 countries, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college. The school is number one in the country in awarding hospitality bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic and black students.
The Chaplin School is redefining hospitality education. Funded with proceeds from SOBEWFF®, the school’s Wine Spectator Restaurant Management Laboratory – which houses the Badia Spices Food Production Laboratory and the Brew Science Laboratory – surpasses industry-standard instructional technology. The laboratories, along with the new Bacardi Center of Excellence classroom, strengthen the school’s focus on building students’ advanced management skills and its growing research in food, wine, beer and spirits.
These state-of-the-art facilities complement the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center and provide students the perfect venues to incubate ideas and entrepreneurial ventures, test new concepts, conduct management exercises and prepare themselves for diverse careers in the hospitality industry.
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Florida International University is Miami’s public research university and in less than five decades has become a top 100 public university, according to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges. FIU is focused on student success and research excellence, with nearly $200 million in annual research expenditures.
Top 100 public university in the nation
U.S. News & World Report
A top-tier research university
designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
Among the 10 largest public universities in the United States