Over 900 international students from over 80 different countries are currently enrolled at Cleveland State University. The countries with the largest enrollment are India, China, Taiwan and Korea.
There are a number of international student organization representing countries like India, China, and Indonesia. Visit this link for more information
CSU offers an intensive ESL Program that serves both undergraduate and graduate students for who English is not their first language. It consists of placement evaluation and courses. The program aims to improve student English skills and prepare them for academia. For further information visit ESL program website.
CSU offers temporary housing for up to 5 days for free of charge; however a form must be filled out and returned to CISP at least 2 business days prior your arrival. The form (International Student Arrival Form) is available on the following link: www.csuohio.edu/offices/international/student_services/forms/arrival_form.html
To apply for on-campus housing visit the following link: www.csuohio.edu/services/reslife.
For information on off-campus housing click here.
In the case of on-campus housing, if you do not request a specific roommate, you will be assigned a roommate(s) based upon the information you provide on your housing application. Visit the following link for more information: www.csuohio.edu/services/reslife
After CSU issues you an I-20 or a DS 2019, you need to present it at the US Consulate or Embassy http://usembassy.state.gov/. You must also present the original financial documents and your letter of admission. Before going to the US Embassy or Consulate you must pay the SEVIS fee by going to http://www.fmjfee.com.
The International Student Orientation is mandatory. It is scheduled about 2 weeks before the first day of classes.
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You can register for classes after you check-in with the International Center (Main Classroom, Room 106) at Cleveland State University after your arrival.
You can pay your tution online through your CampusNet account or at Treasury Services located on the 1st floor of the Main Classroom Building (MC 115). More Information about fee payment will be given during orientation and Check-in.
There are many banks located in the downtown area which are very close to Cleveland State. Click here to access the list. You do not need a Social Security Number to open a bank account.
During the summer, June through September, the weather is often hot and humid and requires lightweight clothing. The temperature ranges from 70°F (21°C) to above 90°F (above 32°C).
The winter season, late November through March is marked by sudden and extreme weather changes; several days of cold weather may be followed by days of moderate temperatures. The range in winter is between 20°F (-7°C) to 45°F (7°C), and ocassionally the temperature drops to 0°F (-18°C).