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Center for International Education

The Center for International Education (CIE) knows that a strong global perspective is critical to a complete, well-rounded undergraduate experience. The center is committed to ensuring that Central State University students graduate with the skills that will enable them to participate fully in an increasingly globalized and interdependent world. To achieve that, the center initiates, coordinates, plans, and implements different types of study-abroad programs and experiences. The center also provides Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) services to international students. 

A world class education from CSU, abroad!

A hard back book opened with a collage of buildings, scrolls, and transportation images resting on top of an emerging world.


The mission of the CIE is to serve Central State University students by providing them with the needed skills, knowledge, and experiences to prepare them for a competitive world.

    1. The Center provides a wide range of study-abroad opportunities to Marauders. 
    2. The Center collaborates with faculty members to develop faculty-led programs that enable students to travel abroad to expand their multicultural skills and knowledge.
    3. The Center provides Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) services to international students. This includes the issuance of I-20s, work on campus, internship authorizations in the form of Optional Practical Training (OPT), and Curricular Practical Training (CPT).
    4. The Center works with Fulbright and the Institute of International Education (IIE) to bring Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) to teach foreign languages on campus.

Contact us

The center is located in the Charles H. Wesley Arts & Science Building, Room 314.


CIE staff