Welcome back! We know you're excited to share your experiences from abroad with anyone and everyone, so we've compiled some resources for you to channel that energy. Best wishes as you continue your international experience and we hope that you will contact our office for questions, information, and to contribute to our knowledge.

General Academic/Financial Considerations

  • Transcripts
    • If you will be earning credit from an institution other than CofC, you are responsible for providing the institution with our mailing address to send your transcript.
      • Exchange:
        • Emailed directly from the staff at your host university to Melissa Ochal at
        • If school must mail transcript then use the following address:
    College of Charleston
               Center for International Education
       Attn: Melissa Ochal
       66 George Street
          Charleston, SC 29424
      • Affiliate
        • Emailed directly from the staff at your host university to Sarah Simmonite at
        • If school must mail transcript then use the following address:
               College of Charleston
               Center for International Education
               Attn: Sarah Simmonite
                66 George Street
                   Charleston, SC 29424
    • Please be patient as we wait to receive your transcript. International institutions operate on different timelines than those in the United States. It may take up to three (3) months for your transcript to arrive. We will process your transcript as soon as possible, typically within one business day of receipt. It will then be forwarded to the Registrar's Office to be posted to your DegreeWorks. Copies and dates of receipt of your transcript can be viewed under Evaluation Forms on your ViaTRM  account.
    • Financial Aid
      • Please contact the Financial Aid Office regarding any questions about your award package, scholarships, and payment plans.
      • As a result of the potential delay in receiving your transcript, it may be necessary to set up a payment plan for your tuition and fees until your financial aid/scholarships can be released.

Interested in connecting with international students studying at the College of Charleston or helping prospective study abroad students navigate the process? Check out volunteer opportunities with our office through the Cougar Ambassador and Peer Advisor programs!

Career Workshops
Learn to leverage your study abroad experience into job/internship/graduate school opportunities! Our workshop aims to take your study abroad experience from "awesome" and "life-changing" to a meaningful statement on your resume and cover letter. We'll also share tips and tricks for incorporating your time abroad into interview scenarios.


Post-Graduation International Experiential Learning

  • Global Experiences:With Global Experiences, young professionals & university students can participate in international internships for an unforgettable adventure!
  • ProWorld!: ProWorld programs combine development work, language instruction, and cultural immersion to create a challenging and rewarding experience for participants.
  • International Studies Abroad (ISA): Nothing makes a resume stand out from the crowd like an internship abroad. With an overwhelming number of options out there, let ISA Internships guide you to the internship that’s right for you. We work with you to design a program that will take you to a destination you’ve always wanted to visit for an experience you’ll never forget.
  • BUNAC: Whether you are looking to intern in the UK, teach in Thailand or break into the business world in the Valencia, BUNAC’s internship programmes give you the opportunity to combine exciting travel and CV boosting experience, while making new friends across the world!

Teach Abroad

  • CIEE Teach Abroad: CIEE offers paid teaching positions in nine countries (Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam) for university graduates looking to teach English abroad and immerse themselves in a foreign community.
  • Go Overseas: Live and work overseas as an English teacher.
  • JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program USA: . What makes JET unique is that it is the only teaching exchange program managed by the government of Japan. With more than 40 countries around the world participating in JET, this program offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity to meet people from all around the world, living and working in Japan.

Service Learning/Volunteer

  • International Studies Abroad (ISA):Discover the unique opportunity to make an impact in another corner of the world. ISA Service-Learning offers a diverse range of programs that are designed to empower you to serve a community abroad and develop key skills that you'll use for the rest of your life.
  • BUNAC:BUNAC provides ethical, low-cost volunteering abroad programmes across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Volunteering abroad with BUNAC gives you the opportunity to help local communities and make a genuine difference to their lives.
  • Peace Corps: As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country.


  • BUNAC: Combine travel and work in 2015. All BUNAC Work Abroad programmes give you the opportunity to gain CV-worthy work experience abroad, meet great new friends and have one of the most exciting adventures of your life!
  • GoinGlobal: Utilize their comprehensive career and employment resources tool kit filled with everything you need to find jobs and internships at home and abroad.

Other Resources

Career Center's alumni webpage. There are many opportunities listed for a post-collegiate gap year experience!