• 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.

Spring 2020 Dates & Times

The CGE spring 2020 orientation for new international students will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 | 12 pm – 5 PM.

At the Center for Global Engagement’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. Although the orientation program starts at 1:00 pm, please join us for a pizza lunch starting at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Note: This in-person orientation is in addition to the Online Immigration Session, which you should complete before arriving, and CGE Arrival Confirmation, which you should do when you first arrive at FSU. The CGE international student orientation is in addition to the FSU academic undergraduate orientations which take place on January 2, 2020 (for upper-division transfer students) and January 3, 2020 (for first-time-in-college students and lower-division transfer students). Contact FSU’s New Student and Family Programs office for more information about these orientation programs that are required for enrollment in classes.


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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