Sauna culture, Stockholm, and Spring by Casey Allen

Just a few weeks ago, we were still dealing with the end of winter weather here in Estonia. However, now in mid-May spring is finally here! Spring in Estonia is absolutely gorgeous, the temperature has been between 50-60 degrees, the flowers and trees are blooming, and we no longer need to wear our winter jackets or boots. Last week, I visited the University of Tartu’s botanical gardens. I was so…

Stirling, Scotland by Shelby Olive

As the daughter of an Air Force pilot, I’ve gotten to experience the thrill of moving plenty of times before. I’ve moved from the West Coast to the East Coast and from bluebonnet planes to pluff mud and coastal tides. Every time I relocated; I was always taken aback by just how many differences those United States had to offer. How, even though it was just a few states over,…

CofC the World – Abroad 101 Around Campus

During the first half of the spring semester, CIE is hosting school specific Abroad 101 sessions around campus. The Abroad 101 information session reviews the fundamentals of choosing a study abroad program, finances, and applications steps. In these targeted Abroad 101 sessions, CIE staff will also speak on specific programs that are well-suited to each school’s majors and minors. The schedule is posted on the CIE website. Additionally, a variety of…

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…

Introduction by Emily Turner

Ciao amici! My name is Emily Turner, and I am a junior originally from Richmond, Virginia, majoring in International Studies and Hospitality & Tourism Management. Because I am also pursuing a minor in Italian Studies, I have chosen to study abroad during the Fall 2021 semester at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy. Since I began taking Italian classes in high school four years ago, I have developed a deep…

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

Intro Blog by Matthew Titzler

Γεια σας and welcome to my first blog post! My name is Matthew Titzler, I am double majoring in Archaeology and Classics, and I am currently a junior participating in the study abroad program, College Year in Athens (CYA). I chose this program due to various recommendations, along with the fact that Athens is a perfect hub to study the history of Ancient Greece. There were other programs in consideration,…

Tips Before Leaving for Australia or Abroad Anywhere by: Michaela Califano

*Written previously* I’ve been in Australia for about 3 weeks now. What I’ve learned in the short period of time being away is that I wish someone had more tips for me on how to pack, and tips for necessities you need while being abroad. For one pack as light as possible (yes this is coming from a girl who always overpacked) but seriously, you only need more summer-like clothes…