Intro by Eve Alexander

Hola! My name is Eve Alexander and I am a double major in Sociology and Spanish entering my senior year this coming fall. I am currently in Trujillo, Spain as part of the CofC Faculty-led program on Spanish language, literature, and culture. I decided to participate in this program because it is extremely pertinent to my major and will help improve my fluency immensely in Spanish. I also chose this…

CofC the World- 5/16/22

Bon Voyage summer study abroad students! The CIE is excited for summer 2022 and the relaunch of summer CofC faculty programs. This summer we have over 350 students studying abroad in faculty-led, exchange, and affiliate programs in over 20 countries throughout Europe, South America, Central America, and Asia! You can follow along with CofC students’ experiences by viewing submitted photos on our Instagram (@cofcabroad) and reading blog posts on CofC…

CofC the World – 3/3/22

CIE Study Abroad Scholarships are open for Fall 2022 Programs. Students can learn more about all study abroad scholarships on our website. The deadline to apply for CIE study abroad scholarships is April 8, 2022. CIE created a quick guide to assist students with applying to CIE Scholarships in the Cougar Scholarship Award System. Additionally, a new scholarship is debuting this fall semester —  the John L. Covington, Jr. &…

CofC the World – 2/17/22

The CIE announces the return of our CofC programs in Trujillo, Spain and Florence, Italy for Spring 2022. Twelve Trujillo program participants and Dr. Antonio Pérez- Núñez landed in Spain on January 20th, and on February 7th, 26 participants along with Drs. Celeste Lacroix, Colleen Glenn, and Cara Delay arrived in Florence, Italy. We are excited to hear about the lifechanging experiences all of these students will have! You can…

CofC the World- Spring 2022

The Center for International Education wishes everyone a great start to the Spring 2022 semester. CIE has welcomed our new exchange and degree-seeking students this semester, including our first two students from both the American University in Cairo and University of Stirling. Despite ongoing challenges created by the pandemic, Fall 2021 was a successful semester where some normalcy returned to the CIE. We hosted an in-person study abroad fair on…

CofC the World: Exciting CIE Scholarship News

Exciting CIE Scholarship News! CIE has increased the maximum potential award amount for its general scholarship to $2500 for a semester program and up to $2000 for a summer program. Criteria for the CIE General Scholarship include academic merit, demonstration of financial need, a personal statement, and a recommendation form from two faculty members. The deadline for students to apply through cofc.academicworks.com for Spring 2022 CIE Scholarships is October 5, 2021. More information can be found on the CIE website: https://international.cofc.edu/study-abroad/scholarships.php

2021 Spring Graduation Stats

Congratulations, again, to our Spring graduates. Of the 2021 class, 377 students had a study abroad experience with 60 studying abroad multiple times: 5 is the record! Countries where our students studied include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium. British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guadeloupe, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Palestine,…

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…