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Affiliate Programs

An affiliate program is a third-party provider or another US university that facilitates enrollment at a host institution or offers their own courses abroad.  Students can study abroad with an affiliate program for a semester, year or summer term. 

Advising Sessions

Students interested in affiliate programs must first attend an advising session.  Group advising sessions specifically for affiliate programs will be held on the following days at the first floor meeting room of the Multicultural Center (same building as the CIE) starting January 13 for the Spring 2014 semester:

  • Mondays, 3:30pm
  • Thursdays, 3:30pm

Click here to sign up for an advising session.  


When studying on an affiliate program, students must have the courses pre-approved prior to departure by the appropriate faculty member (download the course approval directory) to ensure that the classes taken abroad will be accepted by College of Charleston as transfer credit


Students are not charged College of Charleston tuition but instead will pay a fee directly to the host program.  With most providers, this program fee includes tuition and academic fees at the host school, housing, excursions, insurance, and support services.  Programs vary, so check with each individual provider to know what is included. 

Financial Aid

Students can use portable aid only on approved affiliate programs. Students may participate in other approved independent programs or study through another US university but financial aid will not travel.

Important Dates

Visit our important dates section to see a list of affiliate programs visiting campus this semester.


See below for a list of the College of Charleston's affiliate study abroad programs.

Academic Programs International (API)            

Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, Scotland, Spain, United Arab Emirates

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)    

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Multi-country, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey

Arcadia University's College of Global Studies (Arcadia)          

Australia, Chile, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Wales

Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)

Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Chile, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Scotland, Spain

Butler University's Institute for Study Abroad (Butler)             

Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, England, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Israel, Peru, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Wales

Study Abroad with CEA
CEA Global Education (CEA)                          

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Spain

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

 Danish Institute for Study Abroad



Global Links Learning Abroad (AustraLearn, AsiaLearn, EuroLearn and EuroScholars)

Australia, China, Chile, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Fiji, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Wales    


IES Abroad
IES Abroad

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, EU, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Turkey


International Studies Abroad (ISA)                  

Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Multi-Latin America, Northern Ireland, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain

Studio Art Centers International (SACI)             

Italy, England, France, Spain



Study Abroad Italy (SAI)



Sea Education Association (SEA)

Caribbean and South Pacific

Semeseter at Sea (SAS)                                    


School for Field Studies (SFS)
Australia & New Zealand, Bhutan, Cambodia and Vietnam, Costa Rica, Kenya & Tanzania, Panama, Peru, Turks & Caicos
School for International Training (SIT)

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam

Spanish Studies Abroad
 Spanish Studies Abroad

Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Spain

 The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)           

Australia, Cambodia, China, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam

 University of Southern Mississippi (USM)

England (Summer British Studies Program)

 University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey