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.
Learn more about campus activities and events
At the College of Charleston, there are hundreds of ways to get involved and make the most out of your experience. Find out what it’s like to be a student at Charleston by reading their student blogs. As an exchange student, you also have the opportunity to join one of their Clubs and Organizations such as Asian Student Association, Gymnastics, Show Choir and so on. At Charleston as an exchange student, you are also able to sign up for Outdoor Adventures such as Sea kayaking, rock climbing and stand up paddle boarding.
The College of Charleston also offers Fitness Opportunities which include Zumba, Yoga, and Indoor Cycling. The Sports and Recreation organize flag football, kickball and midnight basketball leagues among other activities. On campus, the Johnson and Silcox Centers have basketball, volleyball and badminton courts, as well as an indoor track and squash courts, a dance/yoga studio and weights and cardio equipment.
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
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: