• Welcome to FSU
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Welcome New International Students

Welcome to the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) and Florida State University. The CGE provides orientation, immigration advising, and ongoing support to over 3,000 international students and family members as well as to over 400 international scholars and faculty. We also offer a variety of educational, social and cultural programs for all FSU students throughout the year.

New International Student Orientation

At the CGE’s New International Student Orientation, you will learn about FSU’s campus resources, maintaining your immigration status, succeeding as a student at Florida State University, and living in Tallahassee. You will meet other new international students and learn important information to help you make friends and have a successful start at FSU.

Note: This in-person orientation is in addition to the Online Immigration Session, which you should complete before arriving.

Fall 2019 Dates & Times

New graduate international students should attend a CGE orientation on either Friday, August 9 or Friday, August 16.
Both orientations are from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Register here.

New undergraduate international students attend the CGE orientation on Tuesday, August 20 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Register here.

Pizza lunch will be available starting at 11 a.m.

After the orientation, stay to attend the CGE’s weekly International Coffee Hour, where you can meet new friends over coffee, tea and refreshments.

Living in Tallahassee

Go to our Living in Tallahassee page to read about housing, banking, transportation, food, getting a driver's license, and many other community and campus resources. The four pages below may be especially helpful to read before you arrive in Tallahassee:

Connect on Social Media

Find us @FSUCGE on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube!

Additionally, we have a Facebook group just for international students at FSU where we share information about events around campus and opportunities of interest. Click here to join!

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