This spring, study abroad in Cuba or Mexico City

Honors students, there are two opportunities to study abroad next spring with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program.

CofC in Havana, Cuba (Semester-long program, Spring 2024)

The island of Cuba blends Caribbean, African, and European cultures, creating a diverse and inspiring environment for students to study during the Spring semester. Learn more about the program.

  • Take courses with LACS, POLI, and SPAN credit
  • Further your Spanish language skills with a course taught in Spanish
  • Live with a Cuban family and take weekend excursions to explore the island

CofC Spring Break in Mexico: Past and Present (Spring Break 2024)

Take HIST 261: Mexico Past and Present for a unique opportunity to become fully immersed in Mexican history and culture. Learn more about the program.

  • A semester-long course with accompanying spring break trip to Mexico City
  • Explore museums, archeological sites, and experience firsthand the country’s rich culture
  • Counts towards GenEd humanities, history major/minor, and some other interdisciplinary programs

Contact Dr. Christina Garcia ( with questions about either program.

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.

Numerous opportunities with the US State Department

Opportunities abound with the US Department of State! Applications are now open for the following:

  • scholarships for students to intern and study abroad
  • Government internships
  • Graduate fellowships
  • Career opportunities

Read below for details about the specific opportunities.

  • Questions? Ccontact Saúl A. Hernández, Diplomat in Residence for the Southern Region (

The Department offers scholarships for students to intern and study abroad, as well as government internships, graduate fellowships, and career opportunities.


Students can apply to the Virtual Student Federal Service during the month of July. While this is an unpaid opportunity, students participate part-time for a maximum of 10 hours per week during the duration of the academic year. This year, we have over 500 internship projects with federal agencies across the federal government.

We also offer the ten-week Student Internship Program in the spring, summer, and fall for students with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale. They currently earn $18.36 per hour and also receive transportation to and from the internship site and housing. Students generally apply 7-8 months ahead of their internship to provide enough time to get their security clearances. Applications for the Summer 2024 internship will open in the early fall, generally in late September.


The fellowships listed below require a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4-point scale, and encourage applications from women and groups that are underrepresented in the Department of State:

The Pickering and Rangel Fellowships provide tuition assistance for a master's degree, a stipend, and two summer internships, and in return, Fellows sign a contract with the Department of State at the end of their studies to serve as Foreign Service Officers for five years. The application cycle for both of these programs ends in late September.

Last year, we started the Clarke Diplomatic Security Fellowship. Like the fellowships above, students get tuition assistance, two internships, and a stipend, and after students get their master's degree, they sign a contract to serve as Diplomatic Security Special Agents. Candidates must pass a Physical Readiness Test. The application cycle will open around July 18 and close in late September.

We also offer the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship. This fellowship can either fund the junior and senior year of bachelor's study, or two years of graduate study in an IT-related major. Again, internships, tuition assistance, and a stipend are part of the fellowship. FAIT Fellows sign a contract to serve as Information Management Specialists.

We offer the Gilman Scholarship to students receiving Pell Grants to fund internships and study abroad, and, the Gilman-McCain Scholarship is available for students who are adult children of active duty service members and who are receiving Title IV financial aid.

We offer the Critical Language Scholarship to students who want a summer immersive experience in one of fourteen languages, including Russian, Mandarin, and Arabic.

Full-Time Positions

We are also hiring for full-time positions abroad with the Foreign Service and domestically with the Civil Service.

Study at the American University of Ciaro

Study at the American University of Cairo. This program is supported by a generous scholarship from the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs.

Applications for this exchange program are currently open for the Fall 2023 semester or Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Funding (up to $7,000 per semester; see attached flyer) is available for study in Cairo, Egypt, at the American University of Cairo.

Study a semester or full year in the city of the pyramids and pharaohs. To apply for funding,see the links in the attached flyer.

Applications are due April 15, 2023.

To learn more about the program, visit the Center of International Education website and review this flyer.

Please contact Melissa Ochal if you need any assistance with CofC exchange programs.

**Note: The deadline on flyer is not correct. The correct deadline is April 15th.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Are you looking for an exciting post-graduation opportunity? Would you like to live abroad for a year?

Through its variety of grants, the Fulbright program offers students the opportunity to work, study, and live in another country for up to one year after graduation in one of the over 140 Fulbright partner countries. A Fulbright can be a great way to begin graduate study, continue research, or pursue a meaningful gap year experience.

Students pursuing a Fulbright must have completed their undergraduate degree by the start of the Fulbright grant period and select one of the opportunities listed below.

English Teaching Assistantship: Teach English to students ranging in age from pre-k to college while engaging with the local community.

Open Study: Pursue a master’s degree in one of the many available one-year degree programs, including through a number of field-specific grants.

Open Research: Propose a year-long research project on the topic of your choice in any of the Fulbright countries or pursue one of the field-specific grants in the Arts, Business, or STEM fields.

To learn more about the Fulbright program and the unique opportunities it provides, follow the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards’ social media, which will highlight different Fulbright awards, application components, and Fulbright info sessions and events.

Study Abroad Passport Fair

Join Mail Services and the Center for International Education for the Passport Fair.

This is a great opportunity for any student studying abroad to have all passport-related questions answered.

The Passport Fair will take place on Monday, March 20th, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm in RSS Suite 207.

A list of required documents is located here!

Please contact the Center for International Education for additional information!


Study Abroad in Egypt

Planning a Study Abroad trip? Consider a semester full of pyramids and pharaohs at the American University of Cairo

The American University of Cairo program is supported by a generous scholarship from the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs; students are strongly encouraged to consider while planning for study abroad.

This exchange program is currently open for the Fall 2023 semester or Fall 2023-Spring 2024 year. 

Funding, up to $7,000 per semester, is available for study in Cairo, Egypt at the American University of Cairo. To apply for funding, see the links in the attached flyer.

Applications are due April 5, 2023.

To learn more about the program, visit the Center of International Education website and review this flyer!

Please contact Melissa Ochal for assistance on CofC exchange programs.

Fund Your Summer Experience Through the Honors Summer Enrichment Program

The Honors College Summer Enrichment Program provides financial, developmental, and communal support for Honors students pursuing impactful opportunities and experiences over the summer months. The program provides honors students with…

  • Significant financial support
  • Supplemental workshops and activities
  • Peer-to-peer collaboration

Great Fit For: Students conducting Faculty-led research / Internships / Study abroad Creative and artistic projects / Community impact projects / And more.

  • Priority will be given to students pursuing their first substantive summer experience, and to those for whom a summer experience would not otherwise be possible without significant financial support.

How to Apply: 1) Complete an application form; 2) Fill out a budget proposal form; 3) Upload an updated resume to OAKS. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 28, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. Check out the Summer Enrichment page on the Hub for more details and application instructions.