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. 


Students exploring affiliate programs must first self-register for the Affiliate Study Abroad OAKS Course. For instructions on self-registering for the OAKS course, click here.

After fully reviewing the course material, the next step is to schedule an individual appointment (register here) with a CIE Peer Advisor to review any questions they have about the content of the course (i.e. course approval process, application steps, program, selection, etc.).


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


Students are not charged College of Charleston tuition but instead will pay a program fee directly to the host organization.  With most providers, their 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. For the College of Charleston, students will only be charged the study abroad fee ($50 for a semester program and $150 for a summer program).

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.

Affiliate Provider Information Sessions

View upcoming virtual information sessions hosted by our Affiliate Partners here

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.


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

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

Argentina, Australia, Bhutan, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic,  England, France,  Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal,  Scotland, Spain, United Arab Emirates


American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)    

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


Arcadia University's College of Global Studies (Arcadia)          

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


Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)

Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, England, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Peru, Spain


Butler University's Institute for Study Abroad (Butler)             

Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, India, Ireland,  Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Wales


CEA Logo
CEA Study Abroad (CEA)                          

Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain









Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates

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CYA- College Year in Athens


 DIS- Study Abroad in Scandinavia

Denmark, Sweden

GE Logo
Global Experiences

Australia, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain

IES Abroad
IES Abroad

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


International Studies Abroad (ISA)

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



ISEP - Direct

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China,  Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vietnam

Studio Arts College International 


SAI Programs

Italy, France, Spain





Sea Education Association/SEA Semester

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

Semester at Sea (SAS)



 Mia Amoroso

Spring '20

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


School for International Training (SIT)

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Iceland, India, Indonesia,  Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo,Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Portugal,  Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Vietnam

Spanish Studies Abroad
Spanish Studies Abroad

Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Spain


 The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)           

Australia, China, Fiji, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland,  Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Uruguay

 University of Southern Mississippi (USM)

England (Summer British Studies Program)