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International Accelerator Program

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Adjusting to college life in the United States can be challenging. The University of South Carolina offers world-class academics in a friendly, welcoming environment that sets you up for success and makes your transition as easy and productive as possible through the International Accelerator Program. 

Hundreds of Degree Options

With over 100 undergraduate degree programs and countless double major, major-minor and program concentration options, UofSC gives you will the opportunity to find exactly what you want to do or if you are still undecided.

Another advantage of studying at a large university like USC is the amount of minors you can choose from. If you are interested in business and engineering, you could be a declare a civil engineering major with a minor in international business and design infrastructure in countries around the world. Careers start here, at Carolina.
Full list of undergraduate degree, major and minor options »


Depending on your academic qualifications, English language level and personal preferences, you will be placed on the best track to ensure your success at USC.

By applying through the International Accelerator, students are given exclusive access to benefits like:



Studying at USC allows you to explore a wide range of majors to reach your personal and professional goals. One great benefit of studying in the U.S. is that you can change your major and even select a minor. Our dedicated team will help find the right path for you – through workshops, one-to-one consultations and other tools during your first year and beyond.

Dedicated Support

Dedicated Support

Make your transition to the United States easy with dedicated advisors, tutoring and support services. Our services start before you arrive, with visa interview preparation, packing lists and detailed checklists, and continue throughout your freshman year, with help moving into your dorm, making American friends, and, of course, supporting your academic journey.

Small Class Sizes

The Right Classes for You

Our academic advisors assist you in choosing classes that will keep you on track for graduation and help you explore your interests and career goals.

American Cultural Experiences

American Cultural Experiences

Get to know your new city by going to fun events. Events offered to International Direct students include cheering on the Gamecocks at a football game, taking a boat ride around the famous Charleston Harbor, attending an NBA game or hiking in the mountains.

Live, Learn, Grow

International Student in the University Course

Gain the knowledge you need for daily life at USC and the skills required for U.S. classrooms with this unique credit-bearing course designed with the international student in mind.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Fast track your future with the Career Accelerator. Designed exclusively for students who have come through the International Direct process, you will develop your professional skills and gain a strong understanding of how your knowledge and interests give you an advantage when it comes to launching your career. These services are available to you into your junior year.

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