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Study Abroad Office

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Global Gamecock Guides

The Global Gamecock Guides program was created to better support both incoming exchange students and local UofSC study abroad returnees. Exchange students who participate in the program will be paired with a UofSC student who will help guide their study abroad experience here in South Carolina. Guides will help introduce you to campus resources, local events, and opportunities to get involved in the community. We hope that participating in the program you will gain a deeper connection to the UofSC community and experience all that South Carolina has to offer during your semester abroad!


  • Create long-term relationships with UofSC students
  • Gain a deeper understanding of U.S. culture
  • Learn about events and resources in the UofSC community


  • Fall 2020 incoming exchange applications for the Global Gamecock Guides program have not been released yet. Applications will be emailed to all incoming exchange students in July.

Fall 2020 Events

Welcome Dinner
August 20th, 2020 @ 7PM
Location TBA
Open only to paired Global Gamecock Guides

Soda City
August 29th @ 11AM
Meet at SC State House

Picnic on the Lake
September 13th @ TBA
Lake Murray Public Park
Cost: $5

Night Yoga
September 22nd @ TBA
Meet on campus
Bring your own mat/towel

Hiking at Congaree National Park
October 3rd @ TBA
Carpools from campus will be coordinated
Wear appropriate shoes/clothes

Painting Night
October 13th @ 7pm
Russell House Ballroom
Cost: $3 (Includes canvas, paint, brushes, & instruction)

Scary Movie Night
October 22nd @ 8:30pm
650 Lincoln Movie Theater

Friendsgiving Potluck
November 11th @ 6pm
Location TBA

November 17th @ 8pm
Bowlero Columbia
Cost: $8

Service Event
Date and time TBA
Cocky's Reading Express
Spend your day reading to elementary school students

Secret Santa
December 1st @ 7PM
Russell House Gameroom

Exchange Student Challenge

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.