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Welcome to International Programs! 

We create and strengthen partnerships with international universities, direct Charleston Southern University’s (CSU) study abroad programs, and related academic programs that enable our campus to serve our domestic and international population well. Our goal is to cultivate global fluency for all CSU students and prepare our university to meet the learning needs of the world around us. Stop by our office to learn more! 

ESL Camp 

Join us for three weeks in the month of July for interactive intensive English language study combined with exciting sightseeing opportunities to Disney World in Orlando, Florida; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and the beautiful historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. The ESL Camp is for ages 15-23. 

Charleston Southern University is a prestigious private university that offers nationally and regionally accredited programs in multiple disciplines for the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Business, Computer Science, Math, and Technology. It is the perfect place to perfect your English.  

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Interpreter Training for Health and Human Services 

This 40-hour course will prepare bilingual students (English-Spanish) to take the national certification exam for medical interpreters. This is the only curriculum in South Carolina that has been approved by both national certification boards: The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters and The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters. CSU offers this course three times a year. It is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working adults with Friday night and Saturday classes. 

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Global Education 

Our faculty, staff, and coaches bring students to multiple locations around the world every spring and summer. Some trips include credit-earning options. To learn more about the trips planned for this summer and whether you could participate, contact the Office of International Programs today. 

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International Connections


International Orientation

Join your fellow new international students for three days of learning and fun. We talk about culture, adapting to college life, and American classroom expectations. Then we explore the Charleston area with kayaking, local tours and fun. You don’t want to miss this crucial time for developing friends among the international community at CSU. 

International Club

Our International Club is student-led and open to all CSU students. We develop relationships, share stories, culture food and fun times. Join us for our next meeting! 

International Freshman Seminar

Freshman Seminar is a part of every CSU freshman’s life, but with the International Freshman Seminar, we take it to the next level of fun. Pumpkin carving, Christmas cookie decorating, or just sharing our lives with each other, we make your first semester memorable.                                                                               

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Study Abroad 

We have study abroad options in over 40 locations around the world. Is study abroad right for you? We would love to meet with you to share more about the exciting possibilities. The Office of International Programs is in Lightsey Chapel, the mezzanine floor, room 204. Email Mrs. LeVan to schedule an appointment at 

Intensive English Program – Launching 2019!  

We are excited to announce that we will begin our Intensive English Program in 2019. Students who wish to improve their English language fluency will study full-time for 1-3 semesters in preparation for CSU degree programs. More to come soon! 


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