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International Programs



Fall 2014 Orientation


Orientation is MANDATORY for all incoming International Students. The Orientation fee is $100 and this fee covers the cost of meals, airport shuttle to Columbus, activities and transportation during orientation.

Orientation will be held the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prior to the beginning of classes. Optional events may be planned for the night and weekend. Please plan to arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday of orientation week.

Monday, August 13th - International students may begin checking in to their campus housing.  If you are living on campus and need to make a shopping trip to purchase groceries and household items shopping trips will begin on Tuesday at 1:00 pm. 


Tuesday August 14th - Shopping trip to a local grocery store to pick up supplies - 2:00

Wednesday August 15th  -This is not mandatory - Students may check in with the Center for Global Engagement - Schuster 117 anytime between 10 and 4.  During this time we will make copies of your immigration documents, assist you with getting your CSU ID cards, assist with any housing issues.  We will also have a bank representative on site for you to speak with from 1:00 -  3:00.  A shopping trip will will occur at 2:00 pm for on campus students who need to purchase items for their apartments.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE HERE THE ENTIRE TIME - JUST STOP BY AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

Thursday & Friday - August 16th & 17th - Formal orientation sessions will be held during this time.  We will discuss culture and immigration issues as well as tour and learn about the Columbus State Campus and what to expect in your classes.

Sign up for International Orientation on the Center for International Education web site at:

Orientation Fee:

$100 - includes shuttle service from Atlanta to Columbus, orientation meals, transportation and activities during orientation - payment must be made by August 3rd to guarantee shuttle reservation.  Your reservation will be made for your shuttle and a confirmation will be e-mailed to you. 

$50 - includes orientation meals, transportation during orientation and activities - if you choose to only pay $50 you must make you own arrangements for the shuttle service and pay them directly.  The web link for reservations is:

If you do not make reservations for the shuttle through Columbus State or through the reservation system you can still catch the shuttle in Atlanta however you will have to wait until they have an available seat AND WILL NEED TO BE PREPARED TO PAY FOR YOUR SERVICE.


You may also call the Bursar's office and make a credit card payment at 706-507-8897.


 Fall 2018 orientation will be held IN SCHUSTER 130 PLEASE REVIEW THE CAMPUS MAP FOR LOCATION.


Fall 2018 Orientation Schedule will be published in late July