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A great place to be

Spectacular scenery, recreational opportunities, sunny climate, world-class healthcare and excellent facilities for arts and culture make Fort Collins your ideal place to live. People love the city so much that it's ranked the #3 Happiest and Healthiest City in America (Gallup-Healthways Survey, 2014). With its close proximity to Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park and other outdoor recreation areas, there’s always something new to explore with your friends!

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Once you arrive in Fort Collins, you will discover a vibrant, friendly community that is welcoming to international students. Fort Collins has been voted one of the best college towns in the nation because of its stunning scenery and supportive local community.

Looking for somewhere to hang out with friends? Fort Collins has more restaurants per capita than any other US city. Its diverse dining options can take you on a culinary journey around the world. There are also fun activities and events happening year-round. From CSU-hosted festivals like the World Unity Fair, Ram Welcome Carnival and Lagoon Summer Concert Series, to local and national events such as the X-Games and Taste of Fort Collins, you'll always be able to find new adventures.

Don’t know how to get around? It’s easy to explore this area with free city buses, CSU shuttles and bicycle-friendly roads. We also organize field trips and excursions so you can see what the beautiful state of Colorado has to offer.

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CSU Global Village

Students live and study in the Global Village

Stay safe and happy

The Global Village was created as a home-away-from-home to help you ease the transition of moving to a new country. Surrounded by other international students, domestic students and housing staff 24-hours-a-day, we’ll make sure you’re safe and happy. You'll be able to gain confidence in speaking English and have the opportunity to share your culture with new friends—all within the comfort of your new home.

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Never a dull moment

There’s always something to do at CSU. Join one of the 650 clubs, organizations or sports teams. Meet up with friends at a concert or performance. Or "get your green on" and cheer on one of the 14 CSU Division I athletic teams. Want a night out on the town? Downtown Fort Collins has many art galleries, live entertainment venues and nightlife establishments to suit any mood.

Want to eat on campus? The choices are endless with 6 dining halls and 18 restaurants offering cuisine from around the world. The campus chefs cater to all dietary needs and restrictions, from halal to vegan. There's no need to worry about money; your meal plan and Ramcash are linked together. There are on-campus meal plan options while RamCash can be loaded on your student ID to buy food across campus.

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Many ways to get involved

Our award-winning campus facilities offer a variety of activities and support services. Head to the Lory Student Center to get tickets to the next football game, grab a bite to eat or learn how to get more involved on campus with SLiCE. Need some exercise? Our Student Recreation Center was ranked the "12th most amazing campus student recreation center" by Best College Reviews. You can take a fitness class, climb a 11.5 meter tall climbing wall, swim laps in the aquatics center or rent gear to get outside and explore. Both of these centers are free with your student ID.

With so many clubs and organizations on campus, you can also pursue your faith or special interests with an organized network of activities and facilities.

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