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International Students

The College of Charleston has a long tradition of welcoming international students to our campus and community.  Students from all over the world call the College of Charleston their home away from home.  Currently, have over 140 students from 34 different countries who are studying at the College of Charleston to complete a degree or as part of an exchange program. Our international students study a wide range of subjects including Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, History, International Business, Music, Political Science, and Psychology.

The Center for International Education (CIE) is the primary contact for future and current international students.  Our professional staff is here to answer your questions and help you with any questions or problems you might have.  CIE serves as your resource on immigration matters, your liaison to other campus services and also assists you with your personal adjustment to life in the U.S.

Meet some of our students!

In the Fall of 2013, the Center for International Education launched a new initiative to share the voices of international students currently studying at the College of Charleston. Please visit the blogs below to learn more about what life is like at the College of Charleston for an international student!

Cassio Greco
Home country:Brazil
Program of study: Computer Science, Brazil Scientifc Mobility Program
Semsters of study: Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
Blog site:

Therese Olsen
Home country: Norway
Program of study: undecided/
Hospitality and Tourism Management, degree-seeking student
Starting semester of study: Fall 2013
Blog site:

Sarah Schwind
Home country: Germany
Program of study: Business Administration
Starting semester of study: Fall 2013
Blog site:

Naitong (Frank) Zhang
Home country: China
Program of study: International Business, exchange student
Home University: University of Nottingham, Ningbo
Semester of study: Fall 2013
Blog site:

International Students at College of Charleston


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