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
In the United States, studies have shown that up to 50% of students entering college
identify themselves as “undeclared” majors. This means that in the United States,
you do not have to decide what you want your major to be before school starts. Spending
your first-year at UofSC will help you find the degree program that is perfect for
your professional goals.
Another advantage of studying at a large university like UofSC 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 UofSC.
By applying through the International Accelerator, students are given exclusive access
to benefits like:
Studying at UofSC 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.
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.
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
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.
International Student in the University Course
Gain the knowledge you need for daily life at UofSC and the skills required for U.S.
classrooms with this unique credit-bearing course designed with the international
student in mind.
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.