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English Programs for Internationals

Our University

Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina has been one of the premier providers of higher education in the United States for over 200 years. The university offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 350 programs of study in total. EPI has been a part of this vibrant campus since 1979, and we welcome you to be a part of the Gamecock community!

A Worldclass Institution

The University of South Carolina is one of the major universities in the Southeastern United States. Find out more about the USC Experience or take a virtual tour.

The University of South Carolina is a public university. It is more than 200 years old, making it one of the oldest universities in the U.S. The University of South Carolina is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). USC offers more than 300 degree programs, including bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees. In addition to offering a fine education at a reasonable cost, USC is noted for its commitment to students, its beautiful, historic campus, and outstanding facilities. 

USC has been ranked #1 in the U.S. for its International MBA and #1 in the U.S. for its undergraduate international business program. The First-Year Experience Program is ranked #1 in the U.S. and the Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Program ranks in the top 10 in the U.S. More than 30,000 students are enrolled in degree programs on the USC Columbia campus, which is the main campus. 

EPI students attend classes in the same buildings as USC students allowing internationals a chance to interact with American students. 

In addition, many teachers coordinate with USC instructors to plan projects and classroom interaction between our students and theirs.  

EPI students regularly observe university courses in various disciplines. They also participate in academic activities, along with American students, in such fields as Foreign Languages, Anthropology, International Relations, and Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration. The university offers hundreds of areas of study.

This is an undergraduate course addressing the specific needs of college freshmen adjusting to college life. This USC program is ranked first in the U.S. in this category. EPI students have an opportunity to share their ideas with American college students when they visit University 101 classes.

Learn more about how to apply to undergraduate and graduate programs here.


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