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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

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International Programs

Our industries have the power to connect cultures, inspire adventure, strengthen economies and enrich people’s lives. It’s why we love what we do, and it’s why we’re focused on advancing global knowledge.

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina connects students to a global education and career landscape. The college’s growing network of international academic partnerships, world-renowned faculty, international research and study abroad courses create transformative opportunities for personal, academic and professional growth.

Study Abroad for U.S. Students

From 10-day trips to semester-long exchanges, HRSM provides opportunities for students to earn course credits while exploring the world. Learn more about study abroad.

Enhancing access for all students to gain international experience, the College of HRSM provides travel scholarships every year.

Both undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to work on international research and to learn from professors who have lived and worked around the world. The college also offers courses and degrees that specialize in international business.

For International Students and Schools

The College of HRSM has a growing and inclusive international student community with more than 150 international students currently enrolled. With partner universities on five continents, the college provides a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional development programs designed for international students.

Dual Degree Programs

Dual degree programs are designed to create custom education experiences that combine the experiential learning and academic excellence HRSM is known for with the unique academic strengths and goals of international partner institutions. Based on academic degree articulations, the college can design a variety of degree programs built on faculty expertise in both the home and host institutions.

For example, a 120 credit-hour, 1+3 B.S. degree program would entail 90 University of South Carolina semester credit hours (three years at USC) plus 30 host partner institution credit hours (one year). A 2+2 B.S. degree program (60 USC credits and 60 credits at the host partner institution) is possible through an MOU (memorandum of understanding) followed by an articulation agreement. HRSM currently has dual degree programs with universities in China and Taiwan.

International Student Internship Program

The College of HRSM has developed an International Student Internship Program to provide international students with pathways to gain academic enrichment and career experience in the United States. Registration for this new program will begin in the fall of 2020.

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