Minutes from fast-paced Miami and a quick drive to Fort Lauderdale, our campus is surrounded by the beaches of Biscayne Bay, with access to some of the most amazing entertainment, pro sports, restaurants, fashion and opportunities in the country.Miami draws a dynamic mix of world travelers, celebrities, artists, musicians, designers and outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby South Beach is the premier site for great entertainment, amazing food celebrity sightings and beautiful people. You’ll have the chance to meet new people every day, from international travelers to a rich student community from Barry University, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, Miami Dade College and University of Miami. Beaches & Tropical Weather Ready to the beaches? Weather in sunny South Florida is consistently beautiful, so you can bask year-round in a tropical climate. Winter avg. temp: low 54°, high 78°F. Summer avg. temp: low 73°F, high 93°F.
Eco Adventures & Outdoor Activities From the best golf courses to an airboat ride in the Everglades, outdoor activities abound. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Vizcaya Palace, Jungle Island, Butterfly Garden and the Miami Metro Zoo.Swim with dolphins at Miami Seaquarium or explore the lush Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Arch Creek Park. Or go the high energy route and power out to Homestead Miami Speedway. Pro SportsFrom basketball (Miami Heat) to football (Miami Dolphins) to baseball (Florida Marlins) and ice hockey (Florida Panthers), Miami is a pro sports hub. We've got spectator sports covered, too, from major golf and tennis tournaments to car, horse and greyhound racing.Restaurant SceneFoodies, welcome to paradise. Carribean, Cuban, African, Latino and native flavors spice menus from quaint cafés to high-end bistros. From South Beach to the Art District and Midtown, you’ll find a fusion of cuisines dished up by some of the best culinary talent in the country. After nearly two decades in Miami, JWU has made a significant impact on the food scene. Grads like Michelle Bernstein of Michy’s and Crumb on Parchment; Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill; Adrianne Calvo of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar; Jose Mendin of Pubbelly, and Lorena Garcia of Lorena Garcia Cocina are among Miami’s most notable chefs.Entertainment, Art & CultureMusic lovers, you’re in the right place. Miami is a major concert venue, featuring such artists as the Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Marc Anthony and many others. Love art? Explore the region’s eclectic art scene, including North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art, various galleries within the Wynwood District or JAM at MAM, the Miami Art Museum's monthly happy hour. International influence and cosmopolitan flair shape our museums, parks and gardens that span Florida’s eastern coast. ShoppingSerious shoppers know Miami is a haven for fashionistas. Aventura Mall and Bal Harbour shops, just minutes away, cater to the latest trends. Venture a bit farther for two of the best outlet malls in the world: Dolphin Mall in Miami and Sawgrass Mills in Fort Lauderdale.
Owner of a growing restaurant empire, "Top Chef" and Food Network personality and cookbook author Michelle Bernstein '94, '03 Hon. rose to culinary stardom shortly after her graduation from the North Miami Campus. read more