The International Non-Degree Training Program gives international students the opportunity to pursue a full-time course of study at the University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management followed by an internship in the United States. Students gain academic enrichment and career experience with industry and education professionals in a leading tourism region of the United States.
International students will enjoy taking college courses, improving their English language skills, experiencing a new culture, and gaining U.S. work experience.
|J-1 University & College Student Non-Degree Program|
Language of Instruction
|2.5 on a 4.0 scale|
|Undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior|
|Required TOEFL score of 77 IBT (550 PBT), a score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or 53 on the PTE|
Areas of Study
|Hospitality, Tourism, Events, Retailing|
|Minimum of 12, maximum of 15|
|6 months to 1 year|
Academic Training Experience
- Culture and Traditions in the Service Industry
- Customer Service Preparation
- Intensive English Language Preparation
- Professional Development Seminar
- HRSM Internship Class
Internship Details and Benefits
- Students will have a non-degree student status and enroll in a minimum of 12 academic credits
- Intern with top tourism and hospitality partners
- Paid internships
- Career-related experiential learning and networking in the U.S.
- Cultural immersion and improved English skills
The Sea Pines Resort and Carowinds Amusement Park are two partners that provide internships for USC international students.
Carowinds Amusement Park
Become a moment maker by interning at Carowinds Amusement Park. It is home to Fury 325 — the tallest, fastest, and longest giga coaster in North America — as well as an exciting water park. Learn how the magic happens through training at this high-quality regional theme park. Opportunities to intern in the hospitality, retail and entertainment industry are available for students.
Sea Pines Resort
The Sea Pines Resort offers students insight and exposure to the behind-the-scenes operations of one of the “world’s best” family beach hotels and golf resorts. Located on beautiful Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, opportunities to intern in the hospitality, retail and sport management areas are available.
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