Study Away

Explore the World Abroad or Domestically


"I think an international experience in any field is vital. We're no longer interacting and communicating with just people in our community. There are companies all around the world that are trading globally, and it's more than just goods and products - it's ideas that are being exchanged." - CofC Honors Student, Malcolm Kates 

Nearly 60% of Honors College students study abroad during their time at the College of Charleston. Many more study or conduct research domestically, across the United States.

In an increasingly interconnected world, it is more important than ever to engage with the world beyond Charleston. The life experience, skills, and perspective you will learn and develop while studying abroad are valuable in today's globalized world.


Center for International Education

The College’s Center for International Education (CIE) is a one-stop-shop for study abroad support. They provide students with guidance, resources, programs details, travel tips and more to help you make the most out of your experience. Honors students considering study abroad will work hand-in-hand with their Honors advisor and CIE to figure out the best time and destination for a meaningful study abroad journey.


International Scholars Program

The International Scholars Program is a joint initiative of the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, The International Studies Program, and the Honors College. The Program’s goal is for participants to develop a clear and comprehensive understanding of global issues and international perspectives. We seek students who are willing to look at the world through a different viewpoint and are committed to finding solutions to critical global issues. Check out the program website for more details on how to apply.


Washington Semester Program (Washington, D.C.)

Honors students also have the unique chance to spend a semester working on Capitol Hill. This selective program allows students to take two classes for credit with other Honors students from across the state of South Carolina while earning internship credit by working for a political or government organization. Honors College students who have participated in this program have developed long-term mentoring relationships that have led to permanent careers. The Washington, D.C. Semester Program website houses more information concerning curriculum and alumni updates. Current students interested in applying for the program should visit the Honors Hub for more information.