The School of Language Studies (SLS) is happy to welcome all new language students to FSI! SLS is here to support you throughout your language training and we have an abundance of resources to help you succeed in learning the language and culture of your ongoing post.

The general orientation program for all those entering language training at FSI (Shultz and Rosslyn campuses) will be held at the Shultz Center on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Signs outside the Visitor Center will direct you to the orientation room.

New students will need to be processed through the Visitor Center, so please try to arrive early. The cafeteria opens for breakfast at 7:00 a.m. Help Desks will be available between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to help answer questions about transitioning from post to FSI.

Long-term parking fees are $25 per month. Incoming personnel can complete an online parking application form. Parking applications must be approved in order to purchase the monthly passes. Need directions? Learn more about getting to FSI.

If you plan to use the State Department shuttle, please check the eDepartment notice from December 10, 2014 for a link to the schedule. If you have any additional questions please contact us at

Welcome to the School of Language Studies. We look forward to working with you!

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