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Affiliate Programs

Affiliate programs are approved third party study abroad organizations providing students the opportunity to study a wide variety of subjects around the world.  Students can take classes at a foreign institution or at an academic center administered by the host organization during 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) beginning the week of August 27th for the Fall 2018 semester:

  • Wednesdays at 3:30pm
  • Thursdays at 3:30pm

Click here to sign up for an advising session.  

Courses

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

Tuition

Students are not charged College of Charleston tuition but instead will pay a program fee directly to the host organization.  With most providers, this program fee includes tuition and academic fees at the host school, housing, excursions, insurance, and onsite support services.  Programs vary, so review the program provider's website to learn 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.

Required Approval

All students studying abroad for academic credit must first submit an application to the CIE through ViaTRM and complete the necessary course approval process for non-CofC programs prior to going abroad.  Students who fail to follow these policies and procedures before engaging in study abroad must –upon their return—adhere to the “Transfer of International Credit” process with the Transfer Resource Center in order for their coursework to be evaluated for potential academic credit.

Programs

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

Affiliate Provider
Program Countries
Alumni Ambassador
api
Academic Programs International (API)            

Argentina, Bhutan, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal,  Scotland, Spain, United Arab Emirates

 

aifs
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)    

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Cuba, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Multi-country, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Russia, South Africa, Spain

 Dylan Dejames

Fall 2017

Limerick, Ireland

dejamesdt@g.cofc.edu


arcadia
Arcadia University's College of Global Studies (Arcadia)          

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

 

asa
Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)

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


 

ifsa
Butler University's Institute for Study Abroad (Butler)             

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

 

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CEA Study Abroad (CEA)                          

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

Haley Moore, Sevilla, Spring 2017

moorehe@g.cofc.edu

Reid Griffin, Argentina

Fall 2017

griffinr@g.cofc.edu

CIEE

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

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

 
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CYA- College Year in Athens

Greece

Allie Davis, AY 17-18 davisaa@g.cofc.edu

DIS
 DIS- Study Abroad in Scandanavia

Denmark, Sweden

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Global Experiences

Australia, China, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden

IES Abroad
IES Abroad

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

isa

International Studies Abroad (ISA)                  

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Cuba, Dominican Republic, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Multi-Latin America, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand

Nicholas Simons

South Korea, Fall 2017

simonsna@g.cofc.edu 

ISEP - Direct

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom, Uruguay

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Studio Arts College International 

Italy

 

SAI Programs

Italy, France, Spain

Mary Beth Grimes

London (University of Westminster), Fall 2017

grimesme@g.cofc.edu

Sea
Sea Education Association/SEA Semester

Europe, the Caribbean, Polynesia, the South Pacific, and New Zealand

S@S
Semester at Sea (SAS)

Multi-destination

sfs
School for Field Studies (SFS)
Australia & New Zealand, Bhutan, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Panama, Peru, Turks & Caicos

 

sit
School for International Training (SIT)

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

Spanish Studies Abroad
 Spanish Studies Abroad

Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Spain

TEAN

 The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)           

Australia, Cambodia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam

Betsy Hafke

Spring 2018

University of Otago (New Zealand)

hafkebl@g.cofc.edu

Isabella Cruz

Spring 2018

Thailand

cruzic@g.cofc.edu

USM
 University of Southern Mississippi (USM)

England (Summer British Studies Program)

usac
 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