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College of Charleston Affiliated Programs

An affiliate program is a third-party provider or another US university that facilitates enrollment at a host institution or offers their own courses abroad.  Students can study abroad with an affiliate program for a semester, year or summer term. 

Advising Sessions

Students interested in affiliate programs must first attend an advising session.  Group advising sessions specifically for affiliate programs will be held on the following days at the first floor meeting room of the Multicultural Center (same building as the CIE).

  • Tuesdays, 3:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 3:30 pm

Click here to sign up for an advising session.  


When studying on an affiliate program, students must have the courses pre-approved prior to departure by the appropriate faculty member (download the course approval directory) to ensure that the classes taken abroad will be accepted by College of Charleston as transfer credit


Students are not charged College of Charleston tuition but instead will pay a fee directly to the host program.  With most providers, this program fee includes tuition and academic fees at the host school, housing, excursions, insurance, and support services.  Programs vary, so check with each individual provider to know what is included. 

Financial Aid

Students can use portable aid only on approved affiliate programs. Students may participate in other approved independent programs or study through another US university but financial aid will not travel.

Important Dates

Visit our important dates section to see a list of affiliate programs visiting campus this semester.


See below for a list of the College of Charleston's affiliate study abroad programs.

Affiliate Provider
Program Countries
Alumni Ambassador
Academic Programs International (API)            

Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Scotland, Spain, United Arab Emirates

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)    

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Multi-country, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey

Arcadia University's College of Global Studies (Arcadia)          

Australia, Chile, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Wales

Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)

Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Chile, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Scotland, Spain

Butler University's Institute for Study Abroad (Butler)             

Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, England, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Israel, Peru, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Wales

CEA Global Education (CEA)                          

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain


Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates


DIS- Study Abroad in Scandanavia


IES Abroad
IES Abroad

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, EU, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Turkey


International Studies Abroad (ISA)                  

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Fiji, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Multi-Latin America, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain

ISEP - Direct

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Estonia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom, Uruguay

Studio Arts College International (SACI)             


SAI Programs

Italy, England, France, Spain

Sea Education Association/SEA Semester

Europe, the Caribbean, Polynesia, the South Pacific, and New Zealand

Semester at Sea (SAS)                                    


School for Field Studies (SFS)
Australia & New Zealand, Bhutan, Cambodia and Vietnam, Costa Rica, Kenya & Tanzania, Panama, Peru, Turks & Caicos

School for International Training (SIT)

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam

Spanish Studies Abroad
 Spanish Studies Abroad

Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Spain

 The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)           

Australia, Cambodia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam

 University of Southern Mississippi (USM)

England (Summer British Studies Program)

 University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey

Non-Affiliate Programs

Students considering a non-affiliate program must submit a petition to the CIE.

Students should have an academically compelling reason for participating in the non-affiliate program. The CIE will review each petition on a case-by-case basis considering the academic needs of the student and the rationale for their participation. The petition must be approved and signed by Sarah Simmonite, Associate Director, and Andrew Sobiesuo, Director of CIE, before the student is granted approval. The petition must be submitted to CIE a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the CIE application deadline for the intended term abroad.

Note that no financial aid can be applied toward a non-affiliate; this includes all loans, grants, State scholarships, Foundation scholarship, and departmental scholarships.

Should a student choose to pursue a non-affiliate they must attend an Affiliate advising session and then schedule an appointment with Sarah Simmonite to discuss their program choice.

You can find the Petition to Participate in a Non-Affiliate Program here

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