About Us


At the University of South Carolina, Global Carolina enhances the university's global dimensions through our work with students, faculty and staff. The Global Carolina administrative office develops initiatives with other institutions around the world, facilitates international collaboration and exchange agreements, and supports the international activities of colleges and departments across campus. The Study Abroad Office advises students about international study, while promoting, developing and administering the university's study abroad and student exchange programs. International Student Services provides guidance and assistance to international students at the university and manages immigration regulatory affairs related to students. The International Accelerator Program eases the transition for international students from high school in their home country to the University of South Carolina by combining credit-bearing courses from their first year of their degree with additional academic support, instruction and cultural experiences. 

Our Vision

That the University of South Carolina is rich in internationally focused opportunities that engage students in global learning, support the scholarly activities of the university, and connect our students, faculty and staff to the rest of the world.

Our Mission

Global Carolina maximizes the university’s capacity to engage students in global learning, achieve and maintain a globally diverse student body and support international scholarly endeavors.

Our Goals

  • Develop a more diverse and academically meritorious student population through international recruitment, support and retention.
  • Expand global learning through study abroad, cultural programming and activities in order to better prepare students to thrive and contribute in an increasingly interdependent world.
  • Increase the university’s comprehensive internationalization through international outreach, collaboration with partner institutions, and support for internationally focused scholarly activity.

Contact Information:
Global Carolina
Administrative Offices
University of South Carolina
1705 College Street
Close-Hipp Building, Suite 650

Columbia, SC 29208
Telephone: (803) 777-7461(803) 777-7461
Fax: (803) 777-0462
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International Student Services
University of South Carolina
1705 College Street
Close-Hipp Building, Suite 650

Columbia, SC 29208
Telephone: (803) 777-7461(803) 777-7461
Fax: (803) 777-0462
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Study Abroad
University of South Carolina
1705 College Street
Close-Hipp Building, Suite 453

Columbia, SC 29208
Telephone: (803) 777-7557(803) 777-7557
Fax: (803) 777-7559
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English Programs For Internationals
University of South Carolina
1705 College Street
Close-Hipp Building, Suite 671

Columbia, SC 29208
Telephone: (803) 777-3867
Fax: (803) 777-6839
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International Accelerator Program
University of South Carolina
1705 College Street
Close-Hipp Building, 7th Floor

Columbia, SC 29208
Telephone: (800) 955-1308
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Contact Us

Global Carolina
1705 College Street
Close-Hipp Building, Suite 650
Columbia, SC 29208
Ph: 803-777-7461
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Web: ip.sc.edu