College of Staten Island offers an unusual opportunity to students: to experience life in New York while studying on a large and picturesque 204-acre campus which features the Great Lawn, athletic fields, sculpture and seating areas, all surrounded by mature woodlands. Fourteen buildings house classrooms, laboratories, instructional spaces, study lounges, and offices.
Imagine receiving a world-class education in the world's most exciting city while experiencing the comforts of a serene, beautiful campus.
New York City is known as a famous center of business, culture, and diplomacy. The city is the financial center of the United States, and the home of many multinational corporations. Its cultural institutions -- for art, dance, drama and music -- are renowned throughout the world. The United Nations brings diplomats from all over the world to the city. Students in New York find the city a living textbook that extends their education beyond the classroom, and affords opportunities to build personal and professional networks that benefit them for the rest of their lives.
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The College of Staten Island is the only City University of New York College on Staten Island. The City University of New York is the third largest university system in the United States. It has eleven four-year colleges, seven two-year colleges, the Macaulay Honors College and five graduate and professional schools. The first CUNY college, The City College, was founded in 1847. Today, the CUNY university system provides accessible and affordable higher education to some 480,000 students from New York City and all over the world.
The College of Staten Island boasts a state-of-the-art campus, completed in 1994. CSI enrolls approximately 13,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. College of Staten Island is a comprehensive institution; that is, it offers general education in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as a range of professional studies and master's and PhD programs. The College is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
CSI provides undergraduates many opportunities to work with senior faculty on research projects and to participate in strong international programs. CSI also has selective graduate programs in areas of special strength. In all we do, we never lose sight of our focus on intellectual development.
Students who begin their study at the English Language Institute may be admitted to the College of Staten Island when they complete their study of English by achieving the appropriate level of competence on TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Undergraduate students whose native language is not English must score at least 450 on the paper-based TOEFL test or 45 on the Internet-based test. Graduate students must score at least 550 on the paper test or 79-80 on the Internet-based test; applicants to the Accounting, Business Management or Clinical Mental Health Counseling must score 600 (paper) or 100 (Internet).
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Don't just learn the language, experience it!
The English Language Institute at the College of Staten Island provides high-quality intensive English instruction for international students and professionals:
Programs at the English Language Institute (ELI) are divided into three parts: grammar (structure and usage), reading and writing, and oral expression and pronunciation. They feature close personal attention to individual student needs. The teaching style is interactive, to prepare students to function well in an American academic setting. In addition to formal instruction, ELI offers clubs, discussions, excursions, films and workshops that help students understand American culture and institutions so that they can successfully integrate themselves into American academic life.
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The purpose of the four-week American Language and Culture Program is to introduce participants to American society, government, business, and education while enhancing their English language ability with a focus on improving communication skills. Through academic programs, English in Action community opportunities, excursions in New York City and homestays with families in Staten Island, participants become acquainted with individual Americans and with the American way of life.
Participants will understand American diversity and the underlying values many Americans share and practice. A weekly cross-cultural seminar is also offered where students have opportunities to engage in experiential activities and discussions. Seminars help to integrate the information with their own experience in New York. The course starts from Mondays through Thursdays in the summer with 20 hours of instruction per week. The English in Action community opportunities and excursions may take place on Fridays, weekends or evenings.
Program Cost for a 4-week Session: This special program package, designed specifically for groups of at least 10 from overseas institutions, includes the following:
The program cost per person:
Optional Excursion to Washington DC: A 3-day, 2-night excursion to the U.S. Capital is also available for an additional cost.
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Calendar and Estimated Fees: Tuition is due on the day of registration. For the latest schedule, tuition rates and fees (which include mandatory health insurance of $340 per student for the 14-week session, or $255 per student for the 9-week session): csi.cuny.edu/international/english_language_institute
|Summer Session I (22 hours / week)||mid-May|
|Summer Session II (22 hours / week)||late June|
|Fall Session (16 weeks)||mid-August|
|Fall Session (8 weeks)||mid-October|
|Spring Session (16 weeks)||early February|
|Spring Session (8 weeks)||early April|
Accommodations: CSI now has on-campus housing available. As you interact with other CSI students, you will have the opportunity to learn about people who are different than you and, in the process, learn more about yourself. In addition, living on-campus will help you be a better student, since you will have easy access to important campus resources, such as academic advisors, tutorial centers and labs, the writing center and the library. Applications are available in the Dolphin Cove office within the South Building on campus, or apply online at csistudenthousing.com (in English). For floor plans and cost: csistudenthousing.com/floorplans (in English).
The Center for International Services provides special advising, both academic and personal, to help students make their transition to American college life as smooth as possible. The Center conducts orientations prior to each semester to help students understand the American academic system. It identifies resources and support services on campus and off, and advises on immigration and other legal issues.
Specifically, the Center for International Services facilitates the admission into CSI for ELI-registered students. The center's staff helps students complete the application forms, offers advice regarding necessary documents, administers the TOEFL exam, and sends TOEFL results to the CSI Admissions Office.
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