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International Programs

Leaving home to study at Columbus State University in Georgia (about 1.5 hours from Atlanta) opens up a world of opportunities. A short drive from the Florida beaches or the Appalachian Mountains, Columbus State is a first choice university in the United States offering a deeply personal education.

Study at CSU

At Columbus State, our professors are passionate about teaching and see you as an intelligent person with vast potential. With a student/faculty ratio of 18/1 and with 40% of our classes having fewer than 20 students, our professors invest their time and attention with you.

CIE International House

Center for Global Engagement

The CGE includes services for new and continuing students as well as ongoing programming for faculty and staff.

English Language Institute

We are a non-degree academic English as a Second Language program, offering beginning, intermediate and advanced level courses. Completion of the ELI program opens the door for studying at an English speaking university.

Contact Us

Whether you are starting the application process now, or just thinking ahead, we offer many ways for you to connect and contact Columbus State University.

Columbus State University in Columbus GA has so much to offer! From whitewater rafting to rock climbing, downtown music scene to thriving campus life.


Our location offers CSU students a wide variety of activities and access to beautiful areas of the U.S. Columbus is three hours from the scenic Appalachian Mountains in north Georgia; a four-hour drive to the sugar-white beaches of Florida; and less than 90 minutes from the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta with a shuttle bus to and from the airport to campus and direct flights to almost everywhere, including Washington, D.C. (1 hr. 30 min.), Chicago (1 hr. and 50 min.), Miami (less than 2 hrs.), and New York (2 hrs. and 15 min.).

Your educational excellence is the center of all we do. With nationally distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing – and more – Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal, and relevant college experience for students interested in realizing their full potential.

CSU at a Glance

We don’t just offer a great education. We offer great value for your education. Tuition remains comparatively low at Columbus State and international students have many opportunities for academic, athletic, and financial assistance. More importantly, your CSU degree equips you with what you need to succeed beyond the classroom, wherever your life takes you.