My Time in Japan by Ashanti Long

*Written Previously* This has been a great semester and I haven’t come to terms yet with heading back to America. Just thinking about it makes me sad. There are so many good and bad things that happened; however, I cherish them all. Every day I would go to visit my friends at Cheer Jr. which is a small pub in Hirakata-Shi. The gentleman that owns Cheers Jr.  also owns Ages…

“Touring but not Tourists” by Farah Chowdhury

*Written previously* The School for International Training turned out to be the perfect choice for me. The staff were welcoming, attentive, and passionate. Our academic director, Raed Al Tabini, would constantly remind us that we are “touring but not tourists” as we explored some of the governorates of the Hashemite Kingdom. In choosing a study abroad program, it’s clear that Jordan will not be your typical abroad experience. Despite the…

Life in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Queen’s University Belfast by Brady DeHaven

*Written previously* Being in Belfast has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and studying at Queen’s University has definitely been an adjustment. Each term I take 3 modules, each consists of between one to two lectures a week with one “tutorial” a week where we reconvene in small groups to discuss the material for the week, focus on our assignments, and learn from each other. Queen’s…

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

The CIE would especially like to congratulate our 30 graduating international students on this remarkable achievement. Representing 19 different countries and graduating from both undergraduate and graduate programs, these international students will soon pursue their next great adventures. Additionally, the the CIE recognizes CofC’s international, rising seniors who, after an intense application and interview process, are among the selected School of Business’ Class of 2022 Schottland Scholars. Please join us…

Announcing Our New OAKS Course for Faculty

The CIE is excited to announce our new OAKS course designed specifically for faculty members who want to lead a study abroad program! This resource center provides a complete overview of directing a program, to include: submitting the program proposal, budgeting and finances, marketing, and other matters related to traveling abroad with students. Program directors from 2019 and 2020 will automatically be enrolled with a confirmation to follow from CIE. Requests to enroll in the…

International Internship Info Sessions

Are you interested in learning more about virtual or onsite international internships? The CIE partnered with the Career Center to offer an International Internship Info Session on April 7th at 3 pm. Students may view the recording here: https://youtu.be/hZths18KpM8 Recently, the CIE and Professor Mike Gómez, Chair of Hispanic Studies, hosted a Q& A session on a Virtual Spanish Internship opportunity available with API, an affiliate study abroad partner. You…

CIE Scholarships

The CIE offer numerous scholarships to help students address financial barriers to study abroad. In addition to the many scholarships available through the CIE, we also support students applying for nationally competitive scholarships such as the Gilman, Boren and Freeman-ASIA. Beyond the CIE scholarships, financial assistance is also available through select CofC departments, affiliate providers, and external organizations. For scholarship details, please visit our website: https://international.cofc.edu/study-abroad/scholarships.php

Life in Belfast: Northern Irish Culture in the Cathedral Quarter by Brady DeHaven

Belfast has had a rich history of violence and paramilitary conflict that just recently ended in the late 1990s. Since then, Belfast has become a booming city known for the distinct Irish and British culture. Different neighborhoods of Belfast are unique in what they have to offer. The Cathedral Quarter, with Saint Anne’s Cathedral, has a unique Irish scene that brings together people from not only the Republic of Ireland…

5 Tips for Individual Travel by Meredith Duncan

As a study abroad student, of course you’re already travelling; however, there are also many opportunities for you and your friends to travel to new cities or countries individually while you’re abroad. Like anything else, it is a learning experience, so here are some tips that I wish I would have known: Travel together: Okay duh! But seriously, it is not only safer, but more fun. I was fortunate enough…

CIE Peer Advisor Applications Open – Deadline March 13!

CIE’s Peer Advisor internship program gives a platform for past study abroad participants to promote the College’s study abroad opportunities and share their relevant experiences with interested peers.Peer Advisors work with the CIE staff on a variety of projects, including outreach events and marketing; they also assist future study abroad participants with research, selection, application and pre-departure stages. Please share this opportunity with interested students! For more information: https://international.cofc.edu/hiring/peer-advisors.php; the…