College of Charleston – Charleston, South Carolina

Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is the oldest educational institution south of Virginia, and the 13th oldest in the United States. The College of Charleston offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs and has more than 10,000 current students.

Located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is noted for its beautiful campus and is ranked as one of the top 10 best landscaped colleges on the east coast.

Programmes of study

College of Charleston offers a range of programmes of study that include Math, Business, Music, Theatre, Computing in the Arts, International Studies and so on. Full details of the majors on offer can be found on the College of Charleston website.

Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at the College of Charleston.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – The nearest major airport to College of Charleston is Charleston International Airportdepending on arrival time, airport pick up may be available. The airport is approximately 20 minutes from the College of Charleston campus by taxi.
  • Accommodation – You will need to apply to live in housing on-campus as an exchange student. For more information check out Charleston Housing webpage.

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet US immigration requirements.
  • Insurance – DMU insurance is not sufficient for studying on exchange in the United States, and students are required to purchase emergency medical insurance while attending College of Charleston. For more information, please see the College of Charleston Website.


Living costs in the US tend to be higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and USA: