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Study Abroad Office

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Global Gamecock Guides

The Global Gamecock Guide 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. The Study Abroad Office will also host a series of events throughout the semester for all students who participate in the program, such as scavenger hunts, international trivia, professional development opportunities, and more! 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!

  • December 1, 2019 - Application Deadline
  • December 5-6, 2019 - Gamecock Guide match information emailed out
  • January 8-10, 2019 - Move-in and orientation
  • Create long-term relationships with UofSC students
  • Gain a deeper understanding of American culture
  • Learn about events and resources in the UofSC community
  • UofSC Scavenger Hunt (TBD)
  • International Trivia (TBD)
  • Articulating Your International Experience Professional Development (TBD)
  • Farewell Potluck (TBD)


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