Study abroad next summer in Spoleto, Italy

Spend your summer studying writing and literature in Spoleto, Italy, a hilltop town with ancient roots, great food, and gorgeous views.

The Experience: Beyond taking two ENGL courses in Spoleto, you’ll also travel to Assisi and Florence, take a cooking class, tour a winery, hunt for truffles, and more!

The Courses: ENGL 302: Italian Renaissance Comedy and Shakespeare + ENGL 339: Creative Writing – Travel, Place, and Identity

Great Fit For: Research suggests traveling to Italy is multo buono for all humans.

How to Apply: Learn more about the program and then apply through CIE’s application portal.

Hack the Harbor at the 2023 HarborHack Hackathon

Charleston Hacks hosts a weekend long hackathon open to the entire community and focused on fostering innovation and collaboration.

When: Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8.

The Opportunity: HarborHack is a dynamic event where individuals from all different backgrounds and skill levels work together to develop solutions to real-world problems. This includes software developers, designers, business professionals, subject matter experts, entrepreneurs, and students.

Great Fit For: No prior experience necessary! Anyone interested in technology, innovation, and social impact will have a blast. It’s a great chance to learn, gain real experience, and to meet new people.

Interested? Learn more about the event and then register to participate.

Celebrate the New School Year at the School of the Arts Kickoff Event!

Kick of the new semester with a celebration hosted by the School of the Arts! Learn why everyone can be a part of the arts at CofC, no matter your major.

The Celebration: Tuesday, September 5, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Cistern Yard.

  • A showcase of 200+ arts-related events and activities for the upcoming year
  • Sweet treats
  • Raffle prizes and free swag
  • Tunes by 1770 Records

The Benefits: Explore your creative side! Learn how you can get involved in artistic events, clubs, and classes.

No registration necessary, just stop by. Follow @sotacofc for event updates.

The SC Washington Semester Program is accepting applications for Spring 2024

The Washington Semester Program (WSP) offers South Carolina college students the opportunity to spend a semester working and taking classes in Washington D.C., gaining valuable experience while earning academic credit toward their degrees.

The opportunity: Live/Learn/Work. Students live in a historic Capital Hill neighborhood, explore the city through group excursions, all while taking 15 credit hours.

  • 9 credit hours are applied towards a full-time internship in congressional, executive, judicial or private sector offices, which can be applied towards your Honors Immersed requirement.

Great fit for: Many CofC Honors students have participated and thrived in this program over the years, with backgrounds ranging from political science to economics to international studies to public health. Participants get firsthand experience with the political process, obtaining skills that will help prepare them for careers in virtually any sphere.

Scholarships available: The program allocates support for students who demonstrate financial need and awards over $10,000 each year in scholarships.

  • Learn more: the Program will offer multiple virtual info sessions over the coming weeks. Sign up here.

How to apply: Personal statement + resume + transcript + LOR by Sunday, September 17, followed by virtual interviews for finalists the following Sunday. Access the application instructions here.

Neuroscience research opportunity at MUSC focused on Huntington’s Disease

Join an innovative study that is looking at potential therapies for individuals afflicted with Huntington’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease.

The Opportunity: Student researchers will support a project that includes sectioning and immunohistochemical analysis of brains of experimental and control animals.


  • Innovative animal research looking at potential therapies for disease states
  • Develop skills related to brain sectioning, staining, and microscopic analysis
  • Potential for eventual research publication and/or presentations

Great Fit For: Biology / Neuroscience / Pre-Med

  • Previous experience working with animal tissue is a plus but is not required.

How to Apply: Statement of interest + resume emailed to Dr. Heather A. Boger (

Pre-med training program for CofC students with the MUSC Department of Neurosurgery

Learn about medicine, surgery, and academic research through NUTIP: An interactive semester-long training program with the MUSC Department of Neurosurgery.

How it works: You’ll shadow MUSC clinicians in the operating room and cadaver lab, participate in clinical rounds, learn neurosurgical research techniques, and more! You’ll gain real-world experience and a thorough understanding of the medical field as a whole.

  • The benefits: Hands-on exposure, a certificate of completion from MUSC, opportunity to publicly present research to a group of residents and physicians.
  • Program timeline: This program will last 15 weeks with opportunities during both the Fall ’23 and Spring ’24 semester. There’s a minimum time commitment of one day a week, though scheduling is flexible.

Great Fit For: Pre-med students / Aspiring neurosurgeons / Future medical researchers

How to apply: Online application by Friday, August 25 at 11:59 p.m.

On-Campus Research Assistantship on Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

Everyone’s talking about AI, and you can contribute to groundbreaking research on where it’s headed.

The Opportunity: The research projects are on the intersection of Ethics and AI. The goal of the project is to evaluate whether an AI software fulfills the ethical requirements.

The Benefits:

  • This opportunity has the potential to be paid
  • Bachelors essay and/or Honors Immersed potential

Great Fit For: CSCI / DATA / MATH / Stats

  • Students who are from underrepresented communities in STEM are preferred.

Next Steps: Interested students should email Professor Ghosh ( by September 10, 2023.

Research Volunteer Opportunity with the Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC

The Bipolar Disorder Research Program (BDRP) at MUSC is recruiting research volunteers looking to to gain experience working in a psychiatry and behavioral sciences lab.

The Opportunity: Our lab studies bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, and its inter-connectivity with an emphasis on exploring putative overlapping neurobiological mechanisms using multimodal neuroimaging techniques.

  • The volunteer would gain experience in data entry, participant recruitment, general lab support, etc. and can expect to spend about 10 hours per week in the lab. Ideally, the volunteer would commit for an academic year.


  • Potential for honors immersed credit
  • A well-rounded research training experience working on NIH-funded studies
  • Potential for a letter of recommendation

Great Fit For: Psychology students

Application Details: Email an updated CV and a short bio to (Honors alum!) Kaiya Brand (