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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.

Australia

University of New South Wales

  • Semesters Available: Fall (August- December); Spring (January-May); Academic Year (August-May)
  • Subjects Offered: Students can choose from almost any undergraduate courses offered at UNSW with the exception of medicine or law courses.
  • Apply online

Austria

Johannes Kepler University, Linz

  • Semesters Available: Spring (March - June); Academic Year (October - June)
  • Subjects Offered: German Language, Computer Science, Geography, Math, Physics, Sociology and some Business courses available in English
  • Apply online

Management Center Innsbruck

  • Semesters Available: Spring (March - June); Summer (May or June)
  • Subjects Offered: Business: Economics, Entreprenurship, Finance, Hospitality, International Business, Management, and Marketing. Anthropology, Health, Music, and Sociology
  • Apply online- semester   Apply online- summer

Brazil

 Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

  • Semesters Available: Fall (July - December); Spring (February - June); or Academic Year (July - June)
  • Subjects Offered: Portuguese language and Business. Limited courses available in Anthropology and International Studies.
  • Apply online

Barbados

The University of the West Indies

  • Semesters Available: Fall (August-December) and Spring (January-May)
  • Subjects Offered: Courses offered in Humanities and Education, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Law, and Medical Sciences
  • Apply online

Canada

Carleton University

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September-December); Spring (January-April); or Academic Year (September-April)
  • Subjects Offered: Historic Preservation & Community Planning; Art History; Urban Studies; and Jewish Studies. Most other subjects available as well.
  • Apply online

China

University of Nottingham, Ningbo

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - December); Spring (February - May)
  • Subjects Offered: All programs are conducted entirely in English.  Offerings include Asian Studies, Biology, Chinese, Economics, History, International Business, International Studies, and Political Science.
  • Apply online

Estonia

University of Tartu 

  • Semesters Available: Spring (February - July) or Academic Year (September - July)
  • Subjects Offered: Over 200 courses taught in English including ones in Biology; Communication; Computer Science; Crime, Law & Society; Economics; Finance; French; History; International Studies; Political Science; Psychology; Russian; Sociology and Urban Studies
  • Apply online

France

Ecole de Management Strasbourg

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - December); Spring (January to May); or Academic Year (September - May)
  • Subjects Offered: Primarily Business: Decision Science, Economics, Fianace, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Transportation/Logistics. Limited courses available in Art History, French, Music and Political Science.
  • Apply online

 Universite Catholique de Lille

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - January); Spring (February - June); or Academic Year (September - June)
  • Subjects Offered: Anthropology, Communication, Decision Science, English, Finance, French, German, Geography, History, Italian, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • Apply online

 Universite de La Rochelle

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

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.
  • Apply online

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).  Limited courses in English offered in: Biology, Communication, Geography, and Political Science.
  • Apply online

Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft Ludwigshafen (University of Ludwigshafen)

  • Semesters Available: Spring (March - July); Academic Year (October - July)
  • Subjects Offered: Business Administration and German language courses.
  • Apply online

Universitaet Bamberg

  • Semesters Available: Spring (April - July); Academic Year (October - July)
  • Subjects Offered: German language and literature. Limited courses in English offered in: Communication, Finance, International Business, Liguistics, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Russian, and Transportation/Logistics.
  • Apply online

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.
  • Apply online

Greece

The American College of Greece

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - mid-December); Spring ( January - April); or Academic Year (September - April)
  • Subjects Offered: All subjects offered at the university are availble to students at the undergraduate except for Business courses.
  • Apply online

Italy

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

  • Semesters Available: Spring (March - July) or Academic Year (October - July)
  • Subjects Offered: Business, Computer Science, German, and Italian.
  • Apply online

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 Anthrology, Art History, Asian Studies, English, History, International Business, International Studies, Japanese, Linguistics, Political Science, Religon, Theatre, and Women/Gender Studies.
  • Apply online

Jamaica

The University of the West Indies

  • Semesters Available: Fall (August-December) and Spring (January-May)
  • Subjects Offered: Courses offered in Humanities and Education, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Law, and Medical Sciences.
  • Apply online

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, Computer Science, Decision Science, Dutch Studies, Economics, English, Finance, German, History, International Business, Interntional Studies, Lingustics, Management, Marketing, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Transportation/Logsitics, Urban Studies and Women/Gender Studies.
  • Apply online

United Kingdom

De Montfort University (Leicester)

  • Semesters Available: Fall (October- December); Academic Year (October-April)
  • Subjects Offered: Students can choose modules (courses) from the four faculties: Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities; Faculty of Business and Law; Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media; and Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
  • Apply online

Queen's University Belfast

  • Semesters Available: Fall (September - December); Spring (January - May); Academic Year (September - May)
  • Subjects Offered: Students will need to take at least two courses in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics. Many other subjects available for third course.
  • Apply online

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. Other subjects may be limited to spring semester only.
  • Apply online

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. 
  • Apply online

University of Sussex

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

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