The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) connects students to a global education and career landscape. The college’s growing network of international academic partnerships, world-renowned faculty, international research and study abroad courses create transformative opportunities for personal, academic and professional growth.
For U.S. Students
From 10-day trips to semester-long exchanges, HRSM provides opportunities for students to earn course credits while exploring the world. Learn more.
Enhancing access for all students to gain international experience, the College of HRSM provides travel scholarships every year.
Both undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to work on international research and to learn from professors who have lived and worked around the world. The college also offers courses and degrees that specialize in international business.
For International Students and Schools
The College of HRSM has a growing and inclusive international student community with more than 150 international students currently enrolled. With partner universities on five continents, the college provides a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional development programs designed for international students.
Dual Degree Programs
Dual degree programs are designed to create custom education experiences that combine the experiential learning and academic excellence HRSM is known for with the unique academic strengths and goals of international partner institutions. Based on academic degree articulations, the college can design a variety of degree programs built on faculty expertise in both the home and host institutions.
For example, a 120 credit-hour, 1+3 B.S. degree program would entail 90 University of South Carolina (UofSC) semester credit hours (three years at UofSC) plus 30 host partner institution credit hours (one year). A 2+2 B.S. degree program (60 UofSC credits and 60 credits at the host partner institution) is possible through an MOU (memorandum of understanding) followed by an articulation agreement. HRSM currently has dual degree programs with universities in China and Taiwan.
International Hospitality and Tourism Summer Academy
Students from around the world come to the University of South Carolina each summer for the International Tourism and Hospitality Academy. The three-week experiential learning program is designed for international students and provides a combination of classroom learning with top faculty and immersive field experiences across the Southeast. Learn more about the International Hospitality and Tourism Summer Academy.
International Student Non-degree Training Program
The College of HRSM has developed an International Student Non-degree Training Program to provide international students with pathways to gain academic enrichment and career experience in the United States. Registration for this new program will begin in the fall of 2020.