Study Abroad

You may want to consider completing some of your Elective, General Education, or Communication coursework through a study abroad program. The Department of Communication leads the school of Humanities and Social Sciences in the number of students who have taken courses in other countries. Most report the experience as memorable, intellectual stimulating, and often life-changing. If studying abroad sounds interesting to you, begin planning early in your College career with your advisor and the staff at the Center for International Education.

Remember, regardless of whether you plan to study abroad with a College exchange program or an independent program at another school, you must first obtain pre-approval for the courses that you want to take. Provide the relevant department chair or associate chair with catalog descriptions of the courses you would like to transfer to the College. This will allow the chair to determine whether the courses are equivalent to ones at the College. You will also need to obtain and complete the Coursework Elsewhere Form from the Center for International Education. If you wish to study abroad during your senior year, realize that there are important limitations and rules that you need to be aware of.  For example, under certain circumstances you can petition to have 7 of your last 37 hours taken elsewhere (see the Coursework Elsewhere during Senior Year Petition on the Forms page maintained by the Registrar's Office)

Additional resources for studying abroad can be found at the Center for International Eduation's website.

Upcoming Study Abroad Opportunities:

*Due to the ongoing logistical challenges and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, all faculty-led study abroad opportunities through the College of Charleston have been canceled through Fall 2021. See more information via CofC's Center for International Education.*

(Video credit: COMM major Hannah Chateauneuf '20)