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Since its inception in 2013, the collaborative, public-private partnership between Royal Caribbean and FIU has been working to chart a new course for education, the arts and the hospitality industry.

By joining forces, the two anchor institutions are enhancing preparation and training for Royal Caribbean’s shipboard performers while affording learning opportunities to FIU students. Students have a chance to participate in behind-the-scenes shipboard tours, connect with Royal Caribbean's management teams, learn from entertainment professionals and even access Royal Caribbean’s proprietary data for research.

This partnership embodies the Office of Engagement’s triple-win philosophy by:

  • Benefitting FIU students through enhanced experiential learning
  • Developing Royal Caribbean’s future workforce
  • And bringing broader economic development to the local community by strengthening two anchor institutions

Royal@FIU World Stage Collaborative

Nowhere is the physical manifestation of this partnership more evident than in the Royal@FIU World Stage Collaborative, a 130,000-square-foot, state of the art training facility at the Biscayne Bay Campus. Featuring a 300-seat theater, 20,000-square-foot costume-making facility, 10 rehearsal studios, a recording room and video editing facilities, the collaborative enables students to gain hands-on experience in cruise line operations, stage management, lighting, stage design, audio engineering and production.

This partnership embodies the Office of Engagement’s triple-win philosophy, benefitting FIU students through experiential learning, developing Royal Caribbean’s future workforce, and bringing broader economic development to the local community by strengthening two anchor institutions.