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Want to travel with a UofSC faculty member? Looking for intensive foreign language study? Want to explore the world in a virtual way? We have the program for you! As you compare program types, consider whether you prefer an independent or structured program, the level of immersion in the host culture and your budget, among other factors. 

From our Global Exchange programs that allow you to pay in-state tuition directly to UofSC, to the Magellan Research Abroad Program where you can earn grant funds toward an innovative project, we have something for everyone. Review the program types below, and then browse the different options through our program directory

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Education Abroad Virtual Programs

UofSC is now offering exciting options for virtual experiences and internships. Virtual study abroad will give you a global foundation and connect you with international opportunities, all while still earning course credit for your degree.

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Global UofSC Programs

UofSC offers intensive, multi-disciplinary overseas summer programs in which students travel with UofSC faculty members and earn 3-9 credits while participating in cultural excursions and academic activities as a cohort. These include Global UofSC in Costa Rica: Global Health, Global UofSC in the Galápagos: Sustainability, and Global UofSC in Tuscany: Culture, Cuisine & Conversation.

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UofSC Consortium in Greece

The American Center for Archaeology at Mycenae (ACAM) has  partnered with UofSC to offer an international consortium program for undergraduate students through which classes are taught in English by American and Greek professors and students receive UofSC academic credits. Students pay tuition to ACAM.

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Global Exchange Programs

UofSC offers exchange programs in conjunction with partner institutions in over 20 countries. Some of these exchange programs focus on specific areas of study, while others are open to all majors. Students selected to participate in an exchange program will be charged UofSC in-state tuition, paid directly to UofSC. Housing and meals are paid overseas and vary from program to program.

Global Direct

Global Direct Programs 

Global Direct programs are sponsored by UofSC, but students pay tuition and fees directly to the host university or study abroad organization. Students can choose from a variety of programs for the summer, semester, or academic year. Some of these programs focus on specific topics or foreign languages, while others offer an array of courses in various subject areas.

International Business Exchange

International Business Global Exchange Programs

The Moore School's strong international links have facilitated the development of partnerships with over 45 of the best business schools around the world. Every spring, juniors majoring in the International Business program have the opportunity to study at one of these schools through an exclusive Global Exchange Program. These partnerships allow students to build a network of global contacts with future business leaders around the world.

Global Partner

Global Partner Programs

In collaboration with a number of independent study abroad organizations, UofSC offers students a variety of additional program options in a wide range of countries around the world. Students can apply to the program which best matches their academic and geographic preferences. All tuition and fees will be paid directly to the study abroad organization. In addition to semester and academic year options, students can choose to study abroad through one of these programs in the summer.

Global Classroom

Global Classroom Programs

UofSC faculty members from academic departments across campus organize faculty-led programs which typically focus on a specific subject area or foreign language. These programs typically take place during the summer, Winter Break, Spring Break, and Maymester. Program sites and course offerings vary from year to year.

Non-Credit Programs

Non-Credit Programs

Teaching, interning, volunteering, working, or conducting research abroad are unique ways to explore another country while integrating yourself into the local community and culture. Students feel a sense of worth as they learn outside the classroom while serving the local community. The experience gained from such alternative overseas programs is also a great addition to any resume.

Graduate and Professional Programs

Graduate or Professional Student Programs

All graduate or professional students who are traveling for university-related purposes are required to register with The Education Abroad Office. This includes overseas study for credit, conference travel, research abroad, as well as any other university-affiliated travel. Students are also required to obtain travel insurance through the university's authorized vendor.

Business Programs

MIB or IMBA Student Programs

The Moore School of Business offers the MIB or IMBA students a unique opportunity to become a multinational leader through a dynamic learning process. This process includes language immersion, an internship with an international or multinational company, and a "Globalization and the International Context of Business" course taken in-country.

Magellan Research Abroad

Magellan Research Abroad Programs

This program is open to all disciplines. Each Magellan Scholar receives up to $3,000 to help fund a research project, competing for this award with the submission of a research, scholarship, or creative project proposal developed in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Selection is based on the project’s educational and intellectual merit, the potential impact of the project, and the student’s previous academic success. 

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