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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 August 28th for the Fall 2017 semester:

  • Mondays at 3:30pm
  • Tuesdays 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 (download 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.

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, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Multi-country, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain

 

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

CIEE

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, 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, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

 
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CYA- College Year in Athens

Greece

DIS
 DIS- Study Abroad in Scandanavia

Denmark, 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

 

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, England, France, Spain

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, 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

Haleigh Donovan, Fall 2016, Sydney, 

donovanha@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

Non-Affiliate Programs

Students considering a non-affiliate program must submit a petition to the CIE.

Students should have an academically compelling reason for participating in the non-affiliate program. The CIE will review each petition on a case-by-case basis considering the academic needs of the student and the rationale for their participation. The petition must be approved and signed by Sarah Simmonite, Associate Director, and Andrew Sobiesuo, Director of CIE, before the student is granted approval. The petition must be submitted a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the CIE application deadline for the intended term abroad. Petitions will not be reviewed/considered/approved if submitted within the same term as the attempted study abroad program. For example, Petitions submitted in June for a same summer program will not be approved.

Note that no financial aid can be applied toward a non-affiliate; this includes all loans, grants, State scholarships, Foundation scholarship, and departmental scholarships.

Should a student choose to pursue a non-affiliate they must attend an Affiliate advising session and then schedule an appointment with Sarah Simmonite to discuss their program choice.

You can find the Petition to Participate in a Non-Affiliate Program here