The mission of the Education Abroad Office at USC is to support the goals of the Global Carolina initiative and serve the university community by engaging in global partnerships and providing accessible, safe and high quality international experiences for students that enhance their academic, personal and cultural learning.
Our vision is to create opportunities for students, faculty and staff that inspire academic and personal growth while building a university community with a broader world view, as well as a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of other cultures.
The Education Abroad Office demonstrates leadership on the USC Campus and in the field of study abroad by embodying the following values:
- Accessibility: We provide a variety of programs to meet the acaedemic, financial and personal needs of the campus community.
- Challenge: We encourage students to take on new experiences and responsibilities.
- Collaboration: We work effectively internally and with our external stakeholders in pursuit of the internationalization of UofSC.
- Expertise: We strive to continually enhance our international skills and knowledge.
- Innovation: We continually advance and modify all aspects of the study abroad experience.
- Quality: We strive to offer excellent programs and services.
- Safety: We maintain student welfare as our top priority.
- Support: We provide the tools and resources for our stakeholders so they can determine the best option for their study abroad experience.