• Classroom Teaching

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

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    Please contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.  

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618  

  • Virtual tour

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618 

    Experience a visit to CIES: Take our Virtual Tour

  • Jingle Bell Run

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618 

  • Student presentation

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618 

    Workshops for International Students

  • Two Friends

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618 

  • Test Takers

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618 

    Graduate Courses/EAP Courses

  • Soccer

    Latest Updates:

    Spring 2021 Scheduling Changes

    ANNOUNCEMENT: The TEFL Certificate class is now online!  Please contact us at cies@fsu.edu for details.

    CIES classes will begin on January 6, 2021 as planned.  However, ALL classes will be remote for the first week and a half.  Regular face-to-face classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We will still use a Hybrid format, so students can choose to attend classes in person or attend via Zoom.

    Spring Break has now been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Therefore, regular classes will be held during this week.  Because of this change, the Spring II, 2021 session will now finish one week earlier or on April 9, 2021.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please contact Dr. Patrick Kennell at pkennell@fsu.edu or Josh Valentine at jjvalentine@fsu.edu if you have any questions or would like additional information.

    WhatsApp +001 850 347 1618 

Arrival Information

New to CIES Arrival Video
Watch our New to CIES Arrival Video in English here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J-GyEphOtI
Or watch the video in your home language!
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中文版 
Español 
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Arriving in Tallahassee and at CIES

 

TRANSPORTATION FROM THE TALLAHASSEE AIRPORT

The Tallahassee Airport is very small so don't worry! Collect your baggage and go out the door next to the baggage claim area. You will find taxis right outside the door. You can take a taxi to CIES or to your pre-arranged hotel or apartment. CIES is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The taxi ride should cost about $20.00 to get to Florida State University and CIES. For more information, see this City of Tallahassee Taxi Directory.

Checklist
New Student Checklist
Follow this helpful list of things
to do before coming to CIES.

 

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU 

You should have a paper with the name, address, and phone number of the hotel that you are going to stay at so that you can show it to the taxi driver.  You must also bring your passport, your signed I-20 form, and proof of health insurance, if you already have it.

 

HOTELS

Before arriving you should make a reservation at one of the local hotels. Please see our list of Hotels Near CIES and Florida State University.

 

ORIENTATION

You will check in at CIES on the date and time written on your acceptance letter. You must bring your passport, your I-20 form, and your proof of health insurance. Please read about the required Health Insurance and Immunizations on our website and feel free to contact our front office staff for more information.

The director will give you a 1-hour orientation of CIES and your language classes. You will then take placement tests in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. The new students will be provided a complimentary lunch.

The next day students pay their tuition, go on a short campus tour, and get their FSU Student ID Cards.

Classes begin on the third day with a breakfast at CIES at 8:30 am. Please click on the link for a sample schedule of your first few days: This Week's Schedule

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Ivan, Colombia

“Studying at CIES was the best decision that I have ever chosen. When you open that door, you don’t open a door for just a simple building, you open a door for one little piece of the world. Sharing classes with people from all over the world didn’t only make me improve my English, also I learned about different cultures and changed my perspective of the world. CIES became my international family.”

Natifatou, Burkina Faso

“CIES taught me a lot that I could not describe in a few sentences. I met wonderful people who were really caring and that was helpful for me to achieve quickly my goals. My English skills improved with the talented teachers I had. Moreover, it is a place where everybody brings his culture to create a marvelous 'firework' of culture.”

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