• 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 

Housing

Where will you live in Tallahassee?

CIES does not provide housing, but we are glad to help students make living arrangements once they arrive. We also mail information about housing to you so that you can select the housing that is best for you. Many dormitories and apartments are available either on or nearby the FSU campus. Most apartments require a 6 to 12 month lease. See below for links to housing resources.

HOTEL INFORMATION

You should reserve a hotel room before your arrival in Tallahassee. Please see this helpful list of Hotels near CIES and Florida State University.

ON CAMPUS

University housing at FSU is extremely limited and is typically not available to CIES students. Please contact CIES at cies@fsu.edu if you would like to request special consideration for on-campus housing.

PRIVATE DORMITORIES

There are several private companies that offer comparable dormitory-style housing to Tallahassee students. Various amenities are available.

HOMESTAY

Staying with a local host family can be a great way to experience American culture and to practice speaking English outside of the classroom every day. CIES students can be placed to live with a host family in Tallahassee through the American Homestay Network. To learn more about this opportunity and apply for a homestay in Tallahassee, please visit: www.homestaynetwork.com/. If you have any questions, you can contact florida@homestaynetwork.com .

APARTMENT LISTINGS

If you prefer to live outside of an organized student hall, there are many other rental options in Tallahassee. The following web sites can help you get you started on your search to find housing to accommodate you and possibly your family.

apartmentfinder.com Apartment Finder
apartments.com Apartment Finder
collegerentals.com A comprehensive listing of apartments close to FSU and CIES
studenthousingsolutions.com Apartment Finder
trulia.com Rental Property Finder

 

Most apartments in Tallahassee require a 12 month lease agreement. Below is a list of apartment complexes that may offer short-term leases; you can also lease a unit for 12 months or longer depending on your individual needs. Please keep in mind that this information is subject to change at any given time, therefore, it's a good idea to always contact the apartment complex that you are interested in.

 

Most apartments do not include utilities, such as electricity, water, or trash service. The City of Tallahassee provides utility services. Visit www.talgov.com/you for all information regarding utilities.

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Bader, Kuwait

“CIES is the best place to learn English in the US. However, CIES is not just an English school. It’s a family!”

Wiwik, Indonesia

“CIES is a wonderful place. I met great friends and amazing teachers there. CIES helped me to improve my English significantly, and gave me a lot of experiences about American and international cultures. I love CIES.”

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