The Ultimate International Student Experience

Adjusting to college life in the U.S. can be challenging. To make your transition as easy and productive as possible, International Direct at Global Carolina offers world-class academics in a friendly, welcoming environment that sets you up for success with:

Flexibility

Flexibility

Studying as USC 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.

Dedicated Support

Dedicated Support

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 your entire freshman year, helping you move into your dorm, making American friends, and of course supporting your academic journey.

The Right Classes for You

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

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 famous Charleston Harbor, attending an NBA game or hiking in the mountains.

The International Student in the University Course

The International Student in the University Course

Gain the knowledge you need for daily life at USC and the skills required for U.S. classrooms with this unique credit-bearing course designed with the international student in mind.

Professional Development

Professional Development

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.

Routes to Success

You will be placed in one of three flexible routes based on your qualifications and English language level.

Direct Admission via International Direct

This is for students who will be directly enrollmed into their degree program. Students will also have exclusive access to academic, cultural, professional and linguistic support. Students continue into year two of their undergraduate education with a full year’s worth of academic credits.

Academic Accelerator
Program (AAP)

Two-semester program specifically for students who are ready to succeed in immersive English-speaking classrooms, but who also want the benefit of English-language and student support that will help them thrive. Students continue into year two of their undergraduate education with a full year’s worth of academic credits.

Extended Accelerator Program (EAP)

Three-semester immersive English-learning experience. EAP gives students a firsthand practical and cultural understanding of university life in the United Stares through its contextual curriculum. Students continue into year two of their undergraduate education with a full year’s worth of academic credits.

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Direct Admission via International Direct Academic Accelerator Program (AAP) Extended Accelerator Program (EAP)
Length 2 semesters (9 months) 2 semesters (9 months) 3 semesters (12 months)
Minimum GPA Required 3.0 2.5 2.5
English Skills Required Advanced Intermediate Moderate
Estimated Tuition and Fees $43,535 – $49,430 USD $43,935 – $49,830 USD $54,170 – $58,330 USD
Learn more about Direct Admission Learn more about the AAP Learn more about the EAP

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