The Ultimate International Student Experience

Even for graduate students, the move to a university in the U.S. can be challenging — there’s the admissions processes, a new language and a new home.

To make your transition to Cleveland State University as easy as possible, the Cleveland State Global team sets you up for success. We give you personal attention with exclusive services designed specifically for our international students.


Pre-Arrival Assistance

  • Streamlined application
  • Assigned counselor
  • Pre-departure seminars
  • Visa application help

Easier Transition

  • Free airport pickup
  • Personal support
  • Student orientation
  • Cultural group outings

Academic Support

  • Classes suitable for your academic level
  • English-language help
  • Small class sizes
  • Tutoring support

Career Growth

  • Career Accelerator program
  • Professional development
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help

Career Accelerator Program

Preparing our students for the global workforce

The Cleveland State Global experience provides more than academic, language and cultural growth. Our Career Accelerator Program gives you professional experience while you are in school and prepares you for a successful career.

  • Professional development and career guidance
  • Skills-based training and internship opportunities
  • Workshops, job experience and cross-cultural group work

Your Future, Your Way

Pick from 5 Career Accelerator tracks

The Career Accelerator offers five personalized pathways to your professional future.



For students pursuing an internship or career experience


Advanced Degree Preparation

For students who plan to pursue a Ph.D.



For students who want to start and manage their own business


Sponsored Business Development

For corporate sponsorship students who want an industry-specific track


Family Business Development

For students looking to work at and grow a family-owned business