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An International Freshman’s Guide to the Best Study Spots on Campus and in Columbia


September is right around the corner and that means your freshman classes are in full swing. It may be scary to think , but if you haven’t started studying regularly, you should. Not to worry! Here is a full guide to the best secret study spots at USC and in Columbia!

Cool Beans

Cool Beans

Looking for caffeine at a cozy little place on campus? Cool Beans is for you.

study room

Thomas Cooper Library

Does the vibe of the library get you focused? Check out a private study room in Thomas Cooper.  

rooftop patio

Rooftop Patio

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets? Go up to the School of Journalism rooftop.

Indah Coffee Co.

Indah Coffee Co.

Need a little time away from campus? Indah Coffee Co. is the coolest new spot in Columbia.


Historic Horseshoe

Prefer to be in the fresh air? It’s no secret, but the Horseshoe is always a win.

Now, it’s time to check these places out. Happy studying!



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