Living in Fresno

Fresno State Sign

Arrival in Fresno

New AEI students should arrive in Fresno at least 7 days before the first day of class in order to do the following:

  • Make housing arrangements
  • Complete program registration (including fee payment)
  • Take the placement test
  • Attend orientation activities
  • Become accustomed to the Fresno environment

The AEI is unable to provide airport pick-up service. Your AEI Acceptance Booklet will contain information about taxi service to the AEI or to nearby hotels.


There are many housing options available for student through the ISSP. The AEI does not provide housing.

Facilities Available to Students

AEI students will be issued a Fresno State official ID card (the Bulldog Card). As a Bulldog Card holder, full-time students will have the following student privileges:

  • Discounts on and off campus
  • Debit card for printing/copying and Food Court/Snack Bar purchases
  • Student Recreation Center (
  • Health Center
  • Library
  • University Student Union (
  • Learning Center (
  • The Writing Center (
  • Art galleries and theaters
  • Computer labs
  • Sporting events
  • Concerts and special lectures
  • Study areas
  • Cafeterias