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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • Students and faculty pose for a photo at a hotel while visiting the Galapagos Islands.

Study Abroad

From 10-day trips to semester-long exchanges, College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management students enjoy unique opportunities to earn course credits while traveling the world.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Trips

Your favorite professor will become your personal tour guide on these custom-built study abroad experiences. Typically held over fall break, spring break or Maymester, these shorter-term study abroad classes include anywhere from seven days to three weeks of travel and give students the opportunity to explore a new country with 10-20 classmates.

Students travel with their professor while completing unique courses, such as: retail luxury management in Italy, visitor attractions of Iceland, music festivals and family show business in Mexico City, and the business of soccer in England.

For those looking to explore without going abroad, some course offerings include domestic travel components such as theme park and attraction management in Orlando or tournament management in Charleston and Florida.

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Recent Study Abroad Trips

  • A group of students pose for a photo while visiting the sites in Iceland.


    In Iceland, students received an overview of visitor attractions and explored areas within the industry such as history, venues, resources, operations, merchandising, food service, and design.

  • A photo of Machu Picchu, the most familiar icon of the Inca Empire in Peru


    Trips during Winter Break have included foundations of tourism in Peru, where students get to see sites like Machu Picchu, an icon of the Inca Empire.

  • Students on a trip to Italy got to tour the Lamborghini Automobile Museum.


    Students in the Maymester class luxury management in Italy got to tour the Lamborghini Automobile Museum as part of the experience.

  • Students pose for a photo with associate professor Armen Shaomian while taking a tour in Mexico City.

    Mexico City

    Students who traveled to Mexico City during spring break investigated the music business, concert tours, venues, and music festivals, a large aspect of entertainment management and how it has developed and is marketed in Latin America.

  • Students pose for a photo while visiting a tennis venue in Madrid, Spain.


    In the Spanish sport experience, students visited Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona, learning from industry leaders, toured iconic venues like the Bernabéu and watched a La Liga match between Atlético Madrid and Cádiz, the Copa Del Rey final between Real Madrid and Osasuna, and quarterfinal matches in the Madrid Open tennis tournament.

  • Students stand together on a small bridge while visiting St Andrews Links in Scotland.

    Scotland & Ireland

    During the European model of sport and entertainment spring break trip, students paid a visit to the historic Old Course at St Andrews Links, considered the birthplace of golf. The Old Course has served as the site of the British Open more than any other in its history.

Major-Specific Study Abroad Partnerships

The College of HRSM has strategic partnerships with several international institutions to provide unique study abroad opportunities for students. These partnerships provide enhanced access to select programs and support smooth enrollment, credit transfer and tuition benefits. Click the images below to learn more!

International Internships

So, you want to travel internationally and do an internship while you're in college? It turns out you can have your cake and eat it too! Consider doing an international internship to gain practical experience in your chosen field of study while earning course credit simultaneously. It gives you an opportunity to broaden your perspective and boost your resume at the same time.

  • An aerial view of downtown Berlin at sunset.
  • An aerial view of a coastal town in Italy.
  • An aerial view of the Cesar Ritz campus in Switzerland.

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Independent Study Abroad Opportunities

Want to branch out? The University of South Carolina Education Abroad Office offers more than 2,000 different overseas program options to choose from. Visit the Office of Education Abroad website to search programs to match your schedule, area of study and geographic interests.


The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management offers travel scholarships each year for students majoring in the college. There are also a variety of scholarship and financial aid opportunities available to students through the University of South Carolina and outside organizations to make study abroad experiences more accessible. Tuition, travel costs, housing and other living expenses vary depending on the program and destination. 

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