CofC Summer Study Abroad Programs

Application Process

To apply to a program:

  • Visit ViaTRM: Google Chrome is the recommended browser.
    • Login using your CofC email and MyPortal password. 
  • Complete the online application for your desired program by the published deadline.
  • All programs require a minimum number of participants in order to run. Programs may meet capacity prior to the published application deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • All applicants will incur a $150 application which is included in the program price.
    • If a student withdraws from the program after being accepted to the program, the $150 application fee will be charged to the student's eBill for the summer.

Eligibility:

  • Most programs require a minimum GPA of 2.5. 
    • If a program has a different GPA requirement it will be noted on the ViaTRM program page.
  • Students must also be in good disciplinary standing with CofC.
    • CIE will run a disciplinary clearance check with the Office of Student Life.
  • Students must possess a valid passport or be eligible to obtain a valid passport.

Finances:


Summer 2024 CofC-Sponsored Study Abroad Programs

Please see the links below for individual program dates. Please note that listed program dates include date of departure from the U.S. and final day in-country. Exact dates are subject to change.

The Americas

  • CofC in Brazil: Business and Culture June 8-June 23, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15
    • Virtual component before and after time abroad (6/3-6/7 & 6/24-6/28)
    • Courses:
      • PORT 328: Portuguese Language Study Abroad
      • LTPO: 280: Topics in Brazilian Culture
      • SCIM 360: Special Topics in Supply Chain Management
  • CofC in Costa Rica: Business | July 10-July 29, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15
    • Courses:
      • MGMT 360: Sustainability in a Global Context
      • SCIM 360: International Benchmarking: Lean Practices
  • CofC in Ecuador: Sustainability | May 15-May 26, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Pre-departure work on-site in Charleston May 13-14
    • Apply by February 15
    • Courses:
      • CHEM 483: Water Quality Chemistry for Sustainability
      • ENVT 352: Special Topics: Environmental and Sustainability Studies: Cultural Impacts on Sustainability
      • EVSS 595: Special Topics: Cultural Impacts on Sustainability
  • *At Capacity, waitlist available* CofC in Little Cayman Island: Biology | June 17-June 30, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15
    • Courses: 
      • BIOL 437/ 437 L: Biology of Invertebrates
  • CofC in Panama: Business | May 18- May 25, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15
    • Courses:
      • TRAN 360: The Panama Canal and Its Impact on Global Trade
  • CofC in Panama: Ecology | May 16-June 6, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15
    • Courses:
      • BIOL 341: General Ecology (4)
      • BIOL 250: Neotropical Ecology (4)

Asia

  • CofC in Japan: Art History | July 6-July 27, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15th
    • Courses
      • ARTH 290: Architecture, Nature and Craft in Japan: Ancient to Modern (3)
      • ANTH 329: Geographic Area Special Topic: Japanese Culture & Museums (3)
  • CofC in Thailand and China: Asian Studies May 13-June 1, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15th
    • Courses
      • ASST 240: ST- Food Culture and the Environment of the Golden Triangle (3)
      • CHST 240: ST- From the Golden Triangle and the Tea House Road: Culture and Religion of Thailand and Yunnan, China (3)

Europe

  • CofC in France and Italy: French and Italian Culture | May 12- May 25, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by January 19th
    • Courses: 
      • FRCS 101: French Culture: Global Perspectives
      • ITST 390: Special Topics: Italian Cultural Studies
  • CofC in Germany: Internship May 11-August 2, 2024* 
    • View program here
    • Apply by December 1st
    • Courses:
      • GRMN 320: Special Assignment Abroad
      • GRMN 328: (6 Transfer Credits from Carl- Duisberg Center Berlin)
  • CofC in Greece: Business May 18- June 5, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Application Closed
    • Courses:
      • MKTG 326: International Marketing
      • SCIM 371: Green Supply Chain Management
  • CofC in Greece: Geology May 19 - June 17, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15th
    • Virtual component before time abroad (5/13-5/18)
    • Courses:
      • GEOL 275: Geomorphology
      • GEOL 275L: Geomorphology Laboratory
  • CofC in Iceland: Business | May 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15
    • Course:
      • HTMT 360: Destination Marketing & Management
  • CofC in Ireland: Anthropology and Irish Studies | May 11-25, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15th
    • Courses:
      • Students enroll in the following course:
        • ANTH 352: Folklore of Ireland and the British Isles (3 credits) 
      • Students also choose one the following courses:
        • ANTH 329: Peoples and Cultures of Ireland (3 credits)
        • IIAS 304: Special Topics in Irish and Irish American Studies (3 credits)
  • CofC in Italy- Florence: Psychology & Italian Studies | June 3-28, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Application closed
    •  Courses:
      • Graduate students take the following course:
        • CHLI 650: International Experiences in Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care
      • Undergraduates take the following courses:
        • PSYC 410: Special Topic- Cross-cultural Influences: Child and Parent Interactions and Behaviors
        • ITST 390: Special Topics in Italian-  History of tourism in Italy from the Grand Tour to present- Highlighting the Florentine influence
  • CofC in Italy-Reggio Emilia: Art Education | May 17- June 1, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Application closed
    • Courses:
      • TEDU 462: Visual And Performing Art Education In Italy
  • CofC in Italy-Rome: Studio Art | June 1-28, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Application closed
    • Courses:
      • ARTS 235: Special Topics:Intro to Digital Photography
      • ARTS 235: Special Topics: Mixed Media Drawing
  • CofC in Italy-Sorrento: Italian Language | May 17- June 15, 2024*
    • View program here 
    • Apply by February 15th
    • Courses:
      • ITAL 201: Intermediate Italian
      • ITAL 202: Intermediate Italian
  • CofC in Italy-Spoleto: Memoir and Travel Writing | May 15-Jun 7, 2024*
    • View program here 
    • Apply by February 11th
    • Course offerings:
      • ENGL 300: Early Modern Romantic Comedy and the Italian Renaissance
      • ENGL 339: Travel and Creative Writing: Poetry
  • CofC in Spain- Barcelona: Communication | June 2- June 28, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15
    • Course offerings:
      • COMM 336: Addressing Problems in Context: Emerging Adulthood
      • COMM 315: Ethical Communication: Sustainable Tourism
      • COMM 499/699: Independent Study
  • CofC in Spain- Barcelona: Public Health | May 31- June 15, 2024*
  • *At Capacity, waitlist available* CofC in Spain- Camino de Santiago: Anthropology & Religious Studies| May 19- June 9, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15th
    • Courses:
      • RELS 120: Religion, Art, and Culture
      • ANTH 329: Special Topics: Pilgrimage and Participant Observation
  • CofC Spain- Trujillo: Spanish Language and Culture |May 13-June 17, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15
    • Course offerings (Choose two):
      • SPAN 275: Skills Review through Culture
      • SPAN 328: Spanish Language Study Abroad
      • SPAN 333: Topics in Hispanic Cultures
      • SPAN 383: Spanish Language Study Abroad
  • CofC in Spain- Trujillo: Spanish & Computer Science | July 7 - August 8, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15
    • Courses:
      • SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish Through Culture
      • SPAN 275: Skills Review Through Culture
      • SPAN 401: Internship (1-3 credits)
      • CSCI 300: Seminar on Computing and Society
  • CofC in United Kingdom: Honors & Political Science | June 5- July 5, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by February 15
    • Courses:
      • POLI 359: Remapping a Europe in Crisis
      • HONS 250: The Future of Humanity in a Technological Tomorrow
  • CofC in United Kingdom, Belgium, and Netherlands: Dance | May 14- May 27, 2024*
    • View program here
    • Apply by January 25
    • Courses:
      • DANC 290: Special Topics: Dancing through UK and Europe

*All courses, dates, and fees listed are subject to change