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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Visiting Scholar Program

Each year, USC's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) hosts multiple visiting scholars. The Visiting Scholar Program covers almost every continent, including Ireland, Turkey, China and South Korea, just to name a few. We encourage visiting scholars to share their experience and knowledge with us by hosting small lectures while they are at the University of South Carolina. A tremendous amount of joint research has been conducted with College of HRSM faculty.

The College of HRSM has a robust visiting scholar program that provides opportunities for research, joint teaching, database accessibility, office space and summer housing at our Columbia, South Carolina campus. The University of South Carolina international offices provide exchange-based immigration services as needed. 

Goals of the program:

  • Collaboration with an HRSM faculty member in research and publication
  • Contribution to HRSM guest lecture series
  • Enhancement between visitor’s home institution and USC
  • Future research or data collection

About the University of South Carolina College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

The University of South Carolina is ranked No. 56 in the nation for academic programs, according to Forbes and U.S. News & World Report. The university offers three levels of degrees including undergraduate, graduate and doctoral. USC is home to approximately 35,000 students at the flagship Columbia, South Carolina campus, and has a top-level intercollegiate athletics program. 

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) is a powerful learning arena where passionate students, inspiring teachers, and industry leaders come together to advance the world’s customer service experience industries. HRSM's School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management programs is ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. and No. 17 in the world. HRSM's Department of Sport and Entertainment Management is the No. 1 top-ranked sport science program in the U.S., and our Department of Retailing is one of the fastest growing programs in the nation.

In addition to the Visiting Scholar Program, the College of HRSM offers several opportunities for undergraduate and graduate international collaboration. These include student exchange programs, study abroad, dual-degrees, pipeline programs and summer academies. Beginning in Spring 2023, The College of HRSM will be piloting an international student internship program. The purpose of this program is to supply international students with coursework, a paid internship and a cultural experience here in South Carolina. Students will gain many benefits including academic credit, English language skills, networking opportunities, academic training and professional experience.

Click here for more information on how to become a visiting scholar with the University of South Carolina's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. 

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