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A member of the Shorelight programme, University of South Carolina offers extremely flexible courses. The first two or three semesters are designed specifically to allow international students to adapt to the american system and culture as smoothly as possible.

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A historic campus in South Carolina

Created in 1801, University of South Carolina (USC) is a university with a lot of history. This school offers a unique balance between demanding programmes with nonetheless friendly and accessible professors ; and a large campus with a family atmosphere.

The infrastructure at USC rivals that of the greatest american universities. On the sporting side of things, the school has several swimming pools, a climbing wall, athletics tracks, and a huge gym.

The University of South Carolina is a member of Shorelight : a group of universities committed to offering an exceptional student experience for internationals arriving in the United States. Students on this programme have the ability to change their specialty at any moment, and they are assigned to small class sizes for a truly personalized learning exerience. They also receive 24/7 linguistic support. The aim of this programme is to facilitate the students transition to an american university. For the first two or three semestres, these students follow lessons with academic support allowing them to earn university credits. They also participate in programs that allow them to familiarise themselves with local culture.


Courses and specialties : business, tourism and science

USC is the 49th best public university. A recent 106.5 million dollar investment has allowed the creation a new business school : the Darla Moore School of Business. The international business degree on offer at USC is the best in the country. The university is also highly-regarded for its hospitality management, restaurants and tourim degree, ranking in the top 10 in the country. Its marine science, and nuclear engineering departments also enjoy an excellent reputation.

On top of the undergraduate programmes, USC is one of the best research universities : its masters and doctorates are highly sought after. Alumni include : Glenn Tilton, ex CEO of United Airlines ; Charles Dallara, economist and director of the Institute of International Finance ; and Jim Hoagland, journalist for the Washington Post and two time Pulitzer prize winner.


Joining the University of South Carolina

To join the University of South Carolina via the Shorelight programme, students must hold at least a 11/20 average on the baccalaureat and a 5.0 IELTS test score.

A years tuition at the University of South Carolina costs roughly 33 600$ per year. For accommodation, expect around 6650$ to 8000$ per year deprending on the housing type.


Living and studying in Columbia

South Carolina is one of several states famous for its « Southern Hospitality » ; meaning the warm welcome that the locals give to tourists and visitors. USC is located in the town of Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. It is a dynamic city offering many internship opportunities due to the large number of companies present. It’s also the ideal city for going out, and to take advantage of several tourist and cultural landmarks.

The residences at USC are breathtaking, worthy of american movies. Modeled after the campus and its historical buildings, its like stepping in a time machine !

Moving to the US to study can be a daunting prospect, and its not uncommon for students to give up before they even get started. This is precisely why the Shorelight programme was created. So if you are intent on studying in the United States, get in touch with a Study Experience team member as soon as possible !

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