Mission and Vision


The Center for International Education serves the College of Charleston students, faculty and staff by developing and nurturing global understanding and awareness through immersive academic experiences, programs and services both domestically and internationally. Through its diverse portfolio of international programs, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, CIE fosters the appreciation of diversity and the respect of other cultures among the campus community.


All College of Charleston students, faculty, and staff will cultivate diverse perspectives through cultural exchange and gain skills and knowledge to become productive and responsible global citizens.  Whether through programs abroad or internationalization initiatives on campus, College of Charleston graduates will develop competencies necessary to be successful in an increasingly interdependent and multicultural world. 


  • Diversity 
  • Accessibility to International Experiences
  • Experiential Learning
  • Cultural Competence and Sensitivity 
  • Cultural Awareness and Understanding 
  • International Integration and Engagement