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Students can self enroll in our OAKS course, Study Abroad 101, to learn more about study abroad

opportunities and application requirements. Follow the instructions found here to enroll. 


Program Types

 cofc sponsored

Students can participate in a semester, summer or spring break program sponsored by the College of Charleston and directed by its faculty.  Students pay tuition to the College plus a program fee and receive College of Charleston grades and credits.  


College of Charleston has student exchange agreements with over two dozen foreign universities; students pay their regular tuition to the College and study at one of our partner universities abroad, and receive transfer credit upon successful completion of their program. 


Affiliate programs are approved third party study abroad organizations providing students the opportunity to study a wide variety of subjects around the world.  Students do not pay tuition to the College just the CofC study abroad fee.  Rather they pay a comprehensive program fee directly to the hosting study abroad organization. Students receive transfer credit for approved coursework upon successful completion of their program. Students interested in affiliate programs must self-register for the Affiliate Study Abroad OAKS Course. For instructions on self-registering for the OAKS course, click here


Students interested in a virtual international experience for academic credit - both coursework or internships - can explore these opportunities with our affiliate partners.

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. 





ViaTRM is where all CofC students will submit their applications to study abroad. You can log in using your CofC email address and your MyPortal password. 

You can also call our office 843.953.7661 or email studyabroad@cofc.edu to get more information about study abroad programs.