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Volunteer/Work Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved with international education efforts on campus.  The Center for International Education has two volunteer and one work opportunity for College of Charleston students to use their experience and give back to their peers.  Please see the description of these opportunities below.

Study Abroad Peer Advisor Internship

The College of Charleston Study Abroad Peer Advisor Internship provides former study abroad students with an organized outlet for discussing and promoting the College’s study abroad offerings.  Qualified students must be currently enrolled at College of Charleston and will have previously completed a study abroad program that lasted a minimum of 2 weeks. Students applying for this position must be enthusiastic, flexible, and willing to share their international experience(s) with students interested in studying abroad.

Study Abroad Virtual Peer Network

Simliar to our peer advisor program, being part of the virtual peer network allows students to contact you via email regarding study abroad questions specific to your host country. You are expected to respond to inquiries in a timely manner. You must have studied abroad on a program approved by the College (CofC, exchange, or affiliate) to be considered for this position.

Cougar Ambassador

The Center for International Education seeks current College of Charleston students who are interested in meeting and helping new international students.  As a Cougar Ambassador, students will help new international students adjust to life in the US and Charleston. You will be expected to meet periodically with the international student(s) you are paired up with throughout the semester and help with international student move-in and/or orientation. Note that the orientation and move-in activities occur a couple of days before the start of classes each semester.  Student must have at least a 2.5 GPA to be considered for this position.