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International Student Services

  • Maxcy students take photo booth pictures at the festival.

IEW Calendar of Events

International Education Week (Nov. 16-20, 2020) is a full week of events celebrating all the ways UofSC students, faculty, and staff are involved in international exchange worldwide. You'll find more information about how to get involved and event details below. 


Maxcy College/ International Business Virtual Language Tables
Thursday, November 12, 8:00pm
For Students
Practice your language speaking skills with the Carolina community. All are invited.
What languages are available? Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian tables!
Sign-up for language tables to get the online link. Recurring every Thursday throughout the semester at 8:00 PM EDT. 
Hosted by the International House at Maxcy College and International Business
Passport Playlist on WUSC
Saturday, November 14, 4-6pm
Online - Listen Anywhere!
For All Students
Each week we invite an international guest to create and share a playlist of artists from their home country on WUSC 90.5 FM and HD-1 Columbia. Between sets, we discuss their life and culture in their home country. We've explored music from Scotland, Barbados, Hong Kong, Estonia, Latvia and many other locations. Music is a fantastic way to learn about other cultures and languages. Listen on Spotify or stream on the WUSC website.
Hosted by International House at Maxcy College
The President's Reception (virtual)
Monday, November 16, 1:30-2:30pm
For Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members
The President's Reception this year will be an online celebration of international education and UofSC students, staff, and faculty's global connections. We'll celebrate the Fulbright program efforts, announce the International Student Achievement Award, and learn more about Global Carolina.
 Sign-up link soon!
Hosted by Global Carolina, Office of the Provost, Office of International Scholars, Fellowships and Scholar Programs  
Juniors Abroad in Spring Planning Session
Monday, November 16, 4:00pm
Online in Bb Collaborate
For Students
This session offers a brief introduction to some fellowships for seniors, including NSF GRFP, Fulbright, Rhodes, and Rotary. Specifically for juniors who will be abroad in the spring to encourage you to think ahead.
Hosted by National Fellowships and Scholar Programs
Black and Abroad
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:00pm
For Students
Students will connect with a panel of Black study abroad returnees to hear about their international experiences and the importance of engaging in global education. Free Black & Abroad T-shirts will be available to attendees who RSVP and attend the virtual event. Instructions on picking up your free shirt will be emailed to all attendees after the event.
Hosted by Education Abroad Office
International Trivia Night
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 8-9:30 p.m.
Face to Face and Online
Russell Underground
For Students, Faculty, & Staff
Whose brain will reign?! Come show off your trivia knowledge and see if you have what it takes to win.
RSVP on Garnet Gate
Hosted by Gamecock Entertainment and Global Carolina
Fulbright  Program Workshop
Wednesday, November 18, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
For U.S. faculty & professionals on all UofSC campuses
Fulbright offers 450+ grants per year for U.S. faculty and university professionals for periods as short as 2 weeks up to an academic year. In anticipation of the 2022-23 Award cycle launching Feb. 2021, Fulbright Program Officer Michelle Bolourchi will host a live discussion of Fulbright award options, the application and selection process, how to craft a successful application, and will answer your questions.  Register via to receive an email with a Zoom link.  
Coordinated by the Office for International Scholars; Hosted by Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Rotary Global Grant Workshop
Wednesday, November 18, 4:00pm
For Undergraduate Students
Rotary offers $30,000+ for a year of graduate work abroad in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus. Learn about the application timeline and campus process from National Fellowships advisors. This information session is a valuable and informative pre-recorded workshop. Learn more about the Rotary Global Grant.
Hosted by National Fellowships and Scholar Programs 
International Festival on Greene
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11:00am-2:00pm
Face to Face Event
Greene Street
For Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members
Celebrate cultures from around the world with music, conversation, dancing and creative displays all by walking down Greene Street by the Russell House! International student organizations are welcome to host a table display. Registration for tabling at the festival is available online now! 
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6 – 8 p.m.
Face to Face
Russell House Ballroom 
For Students, Faculty, & Staff
Celebrate and learn about the various religious and cultural traditions that happen during this time. Christmahannakwanizka is OMSA's celebration of winter holidays celebrated around the world. Join the Carolina community as we learn about various international traditions through music, food, and fun! RSVP to come!
Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs


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