Archive | August, 2020

British Gothic Literature: A Horrible Way to Spend June 2021

A study abroad experience that includes one solid month in London and Edinburgh, multiple day trips and outings, opportunities to explore Britain and Europe independently, 6 credits toward the English major or minor, and fulfills requirements for Honors Immersed and a Colloquium requirement.

In British Gothic Literature, we will discuss how British culture uses Gothic monsters to express fears, anxieties, and misgivings about gender & sexuality, nation & empire, race & class. We will read works by Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, R. L. Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, and Arthur Conan Doyle. We will explore the gloomy moors and dark city streets where they set their stories. We will visit art museums, attend the theater, stroll through urban graveyards, and walk down village lanes. For a full reading list and list of activities, check out the program flier

For more information, contact Prof. Tim Carens, English Professor and Director of British Studies at the College of Charleston. The course is offered through the USM British Studies Program.

Posted on August 31, 2020 in Study Abroad

2020 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open!


The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

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The CLS Program offers instruction in the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The application is now live and available here. Applications are due Thursday, November 17, 2020. It is imperative that you start as early as possible on this application.

Questions or application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards,

Posted on August 28, 2020 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

DoD SMART Scholarship is now open!

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

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Scholars receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from 8 to 12 weeks—and a job after graduation!

Undergraduate and graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Not only do scholars pursue their passions in their respective field during their educational phase, but they begin a journey towards an empowering career to protect national security.

The application is now live and can be found here.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 1 at 5pm EST.

Have any questions or need application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at

Posted on August 28, 2020 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is now open!

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is a 5 year award of $138,000 (three years of support, $34,000 stipend per year, $12,000 educational allowance to institution) awarded to undergraduates, recent Bachelor graduates, and 1st and 2nd year graduate students pursuing research based MS or PhD degrees. Students have their choice of project, advisor, and graduate program while enrolled in a full-time graduate degree program in the summer or fall of the year they are offered this. They especially encourage women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

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Seniors applying to graduate school and graduate students in NSF supported fields (see below) are encouraged to apply. Significant research experience is expected for successful applicants

Supported Fields: Chemistry, Computer and Information Systems Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences (including Biological Sciences), Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences (including Economics), STEM Education

Applications due in late October (19th – 22nd, depending on field)

The application is now live and available online here.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at

Posted on August 28, 2020 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Honors Focused Study Abroad in Lisbon, Portugal

The Center for International Education is offering a Honors Focused study abroad experience to Lisbon, Portugal June 6-July 2, 2021. Honors students can live and study for 4-weeks in the capital city of Portugal. Choose from two course opportunities (or both) including an Advanced Special Topics course, HONS 390: Evidence-Based Medicine (three-credits) and a zero-credit (no tuition) Honors Immersed research opportunity focused on evaluating how the built environment supports active living within Lisbon.

Instruction will be tailored to focus on specific healthcare issues, relevant public health policy, and unique city infrastructure within Lisbon. Not only will this program include guest lectures from Portuguese professors, national, and local government agencies but we will also participate in co-curricular excursions like a biking tour and a cooking class, as well as a day trip to a nearby historic palace and gardens.

Interested students can attend a virtual information session by following this link and scrolling down to sign up for the session. You are also encouraged to contact either Dr. Hughey ( or Dr. Pfile ( with questions and to add your name for additional future information.

Posted on August 24, 2020 in Study Abroad

New Halsey Exhibition: Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home

From August 28 to December 12th, 2020, the Halsey Institute will be hosting a virtual exhibition titled Dis/placements: Revisitations of Home. The exhibition primarily considers the ideas of home, homeland, and displacement and features work from places near and far, including the US, Italy, Iran, and South Korea. Featuring this work on an online platform will not only include 10-12 images of artwork, but also responses from guest writers, video interviews with the artists, and blog posts by Halsey Institute staff and faculty and students at CofC.

Artists featured in this multimedia exhibit include Shimon Attie, Riccarda de Eccher, Lonnie Holley, Yakkov Israel, Hung Liu, Jiha Moon, Dr. Fahamu Pecou, Hamid Rahmanian, Tanja Softić, and Renée Stout.

Posted on August 24, 2020 in Announcements & Events

Peer Mentoring with the REACH Program

The REACH Program is seeking volunteer mentors to assist students in the program with the transitions and experiences of college. Mentors aid in providing a “true college experience” for students by sharing time, knowledge, and experiences with their peers. Mentors are role models, supporters, and friends! Interactions can take place on weekdays or weekends, virtually and in-person, and can be anything you would typically do with friends or for school based on your interests. Commit to a short amount of time each week and start building a truly valuable relationship!

Interested students can contact Arianne Bauserman, Mentor Coordinator, at with questions or download a Mentor Information form here.

*Note: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person interactions must be in compliance with the College of Charleston’s and City of Charleston’s recommendations and policies.

Posted on August 21, 2020 in Campus Involvement, Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement
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