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International Scholars

If you are chosen to be part of the International Scholars Program, you will develop a clear and comprehensive understanding of global issues and international perspectives. You will feel comfortable moving between different cultures and languages, be committee to finding solutions to critical global issues and, most importantly, be willing to look at the world from a viewpoint that is different than yours. To be an International Scholar at the College of Charleston, you must first be admitted to the Honors College and then be invited and accepted into the William Aiken Fellows Society. You must meet all Honors College and Aiken Fellows requirements and demonstrate an intermediate-level language proficiency. Once you've been selected, you'll:

  • Live in Honors College residence halls during your freshman year
  • Declare a major in International Studies and one additional major that must be approved
  • Study Abroad during the month of May at the end of your freshman year
  • Study and/or intern abroad during your junior and/or senior years
  • Meet regularly with an experienced mentor.