Study Abroad

 spain  chile  cuba  brazil  Argentina

There is no better way to broaden your global vision, expand your mental horizons and improve your language skills than studying abroad in a country where your language of study is native to its citizens.   Our students of Spanish and Portuguese are fortunate to have access to multiple College of Charleston study abroad programs. 


  Video Highlight Students Study Abroad in Brazil
College of Charleston student Casey Wadsworth traveled to Brazil for college credit and to experience life outside of the United States for the first time.
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Video Highlight Students Study Abroad in Cuba
The College of Charleston study abroad program in Havana, Cuba is designed for students majoring or minoring in Spanish, Latin American Caribbean Studies, International Studies and or others who can apply this study towards their degree program.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina (Spring)

Havana, Cuba (Spring)

Trujillo, Spain (Spring)   See also: Hispanic Studies Trujillo Scholarship

Summer Programs:

Trujillo, Spain (two sessions)

For downloadable applications and further information, please visit the Center for International Education's webpage.

There are numerous advantages to participating in a College of Charleston study abroad program as opposed to non-CofC programs:

1) Students earn grades that count toward their CofC grade point averages, whereas only the credit hours may transfer with non-CofC programs;

2) Courses taken are in sync with the campus curriculum thereby ensuring more accurate preparation for subsequent upper-level coursework back on the Charleston campus;

3) CofC-sponsored programs are designed by CofC for CofC students as opposed to non-CofC programs that attempt to address the needs of students from a wide variety of colleges and universities.

To participate in a study abroad program that is NOT sponsored by the College of Charleston, all approvals of Portuguese and Spanish course transfer credits must made be PRIOR to participating in the program in question and by the following Study Abroad Advisers (please email to schedule a meeting time) of the Department of Hispanic Studies:

Study Abroad Advisors 2023-24

Dr. Luci Moreira

Spanish  (Please email only ONE of the following to schedule a meeting time):

Dr. Nadia Avendaño
Dr. Susan Divine
Dr. Sharonah Fredrick
Dr. Silvia Rodriguez Sabater 

Information on non-CofC Affiliate Programs with Center for International Education
Information on all Study Abroad programs with Center for International Education