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Exchange Programs

The College of Charleston has exchange agreements with academic institutions around the world. These exchanges allow College of Charleston students to study for a semester or an academic year at a partner institution while still paying their College tuition.  With a few exceptions, exchange students pay room and board to the host institution.  Normally, all financial aid applies.  Classes taken abroad must be pre-approved before departure to ensure that students will receive transfer credit upon successful completion of the program.  Course availability varies from institution to institution.  The minimum GPA requirement for participants is a 2.5.  In some cases, a 3.0 GPA is required.  Interested students should contact Melissa Ochal in the CIE for further information.

If you do not already have one, please remember to apply for your passport as soon as possible.

Austria

Johannes Kepler University, Linz

  • Semesters Available: Fall (October - January); Spring (March - June); Academic Year (October - June)
  • Subjects Offered: German Language, some Business courses available in English

Management Center Innsbruck

  • Semesters Available: Spring (March - June)
  • Subjects Offered: Business

Brazil

 Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

  • Semesters Available: Fall (July - December); Spring (February - June); or Academic Year (July - June)
  • Subjects Offered: Portuguese language, Business, others classes may be available upon request.

China

University of Nottingham, Ningbo

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - December); Spring (February - May)
  • Subjects Offered: All programs are conducted entirely in English.  Offerings include Chinese language, International Business, International Studies, International Communications, Computer Science, Sustainable Development and English Studies.

Xiamen University

  • Semesters Available: Spring (mid February - mid June) or Academic Year (mid September - mid June)
  • Subjects Offered: Chinese language courses are available for undergraduates.  Offerings in English are restricted to postgraduate programs.

Fudan University

  • Semesters Available: Spring (mid-February - mid July)
  • Subjects Offered: Business.  Chinese language courses are also available.

Estonia

University of Tartu 

  • Semesters Available: Spring (February - July) or Academic Year (September - July)
  • Subjects Offered: Computer Science and Mathematics courses are offered in English.  In addition, there are over 200 courses taught in English in the Faculties (Schools) of Philosophy, Exercise and Sport Science, Science and Technology, Economics and Business Administration, and Social Sciences and Education 

France

Ecole de Management Strasbourg

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - December); Spring (January to May); or Academic Year (September - May)
  • Subjects Offered: Classes taught in English in areas such as Marketing, Management, Business, Human Resource Management, International Business, and Strategy and Leadership in European Studies.  Beginning and Intermediate French classes are also offered.

 Universite Catholique de Lille

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - January); Spring (February - June); or Academic Year (September - June)
  • Subjects Offered: French language.  Courses in English vary by department and semester and can include American History, British History, English Literature and Phonetics, Political Science, and Business.

 Universite de La Rochelle

  • Semesters Available: Spring (January - June)
  • Subjects Offered: French language and literature. 

ESPEME/EDHEC Business School

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - December) or Spring (January or February - May)
  • Subjects Offered: Business Administration and French language at the beginning and intermediate level.

Germany

Universitaet Tuebingen

  • Semesters Available: Spring (April - July); Academic Year (October - July)
  • Subjects Offered: German language.  There is an optional, but highly recommended five week language and oreintation course before classes begin (Deutsch-Kompakt).  Courses in English vary by department and semester but can include Economics and Business Administration, Theology, Law, Philosophy, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Cultural Sciences, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Geosciences.

Fachhochschule Ludwigshafen (University of Ludwigshafen)

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - January); Spring (March - July)
  • Subjects Offered: Business Administration and introductory German language courses.

Universitaet Bamberg

  • Semesters Available: Spring (April - July); Academic Year (October - July)
  • Subjects Offered: German language and literature.

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

  • Semesters Available: Fall (early August - mid-December); Spring (late January - June); or Academic Year (early August - June)
  • Subjects Offered: All subjects offered at the university are availble to students at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Italy

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

  • Semesters Available: Spring (March - July)
  • Subjects Offered: Courses in the School of Computer Science are available in English.

Japan

Kansai Gaidai University

  • Semesters Available: Fall (August - December); Spring (January - May); Academic Year (August - May)
  • Subjects Offered: Japanese language.  Courses taught in English include Business, Economics, Anthropology, History, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, and Studio Art.

The Netherlands

University of Groningen

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - December); Spring (February - June); Academic Year (September - June)
  • Subjects Offered: Courses offered in English include American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Business, Communication, Dutch Studies, English Literature, Gender Studies, History, Humanities, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Religious Studies. 

Spain

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - December) or Spring (January - May)
  • Subjects Offered: Courses in English include Business, Computer Science, Media Studies, and Journalism.

Taiwan

National Kaohsiung Normal University

  • Semesters Available: Spring (late February - mid June) or Academic Year (mid-September - mid June)
  • Subjects Offered: Courses taught in English include Taiwanese Culture, Math, and Education; Mandarin language courses are also offered at the Center of Language and Culture Teaching.

Turkey

Bahcesehir University

  • Semesters Available: Spring (mid February to mid June) or Academic Year (mid September to late January)
  • Subjects Offered: courses in Bahcesehir are taught in English and include offerings from the Faculties of Communication (Advertising, Cinema and Television, Photography and Video, Public Relations, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design), Economics and Administrative Sciences (Economics, Business Administration, International Trade, Political Science and International Relations, International Finance), and Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Computer Sciences, American Culture and Literature, Sociology, Psychology, Science, General Education, Modern Languages, Education Sciences)

United Kingdom

Queen's University Belfast

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - December); Spring (January - May); Academic Year (September - May)
  • Subjects Offered: With a few exceptions, students may enroll in most courses.

University of Nottingham

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - December); Spring (January - April); Academic Year (September - April)
  • Subjects Offered: With a few exceptions, students may enroll in most courses.  Those wishing to study Business, Communication or English courses must apply in March even if intending to enroll the following Fall or Spring semester.

University of Hertfordshire

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - December); Spring (January - May); Academic Year (September - May)
  • Subjects Offered: With a few exceptions, students may enroll in most courses.