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Listen to students from Germany, the Netherlands, Lithuania, and Vietnam, talking about the program and the university in their own language.

About the Program

For three weeks during the month of July Coastal Carolina University hosts a group of students from several of its partner universities around the globe. Participants in this program attend workshops that are delivered by Coastal Carolina University faculty, complete a number of assignments and go on fun trips. They explore Brookgreen Gardens, visit Alligator Adventure, play mini-golf; travel to Charleston and tour a local manufacturing facility. Participants also get to visit Habitat for Humanity of Horry County and the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce where they learn about one of the largest tourist destinations in the United States.

Program Objectives:

  • To teach participants about the United States’ business and economic environment and compare it to participants’ countries.
  • To educate participants about American culture, with an emphasis on Southern culture.
  • To learn about and enjoy the Myrtle Beach area.

Outcome of the Program:

Upon completion of the program, participants have a better understanding of the United States’ business environment, culture and economy. This program helps students compare the United States’ socioeconomic environment to their country’s socioeconomic environment. The program also helps students improve their English and make friends with students from other countries.

  • 90% of previously participating students agreed they would recommend this program to other students from their home school or organization
  • 90% of these students felt that they gained value through in class projects and tasks as well as out of classroom activities
  • All participating students indicated they found the class materials to be both informational and interesting.

“What I liked most about this program was the cultural experience, company visit, getting to know other students, discovering American life, interviews with American students, group trips and visiting the golf course” ….. A quote from a previous participant.

Grading Requirement:

Participants will pair up and write a 5-8 page essay in English about a topic in human resource management, cross-cultural management, the global environment or corporate responsibility. We will e-mail you more information about the essay and other requirements if you are accepted into the program. The essay is worth 20% of the grade.

Students must also:

  • Attend all the seminars and events (10%)
  • Make a class presentation (15%)
  • Complete 4 homework assignments (20%)
  • Complete a final exam (35%)

Who can apply?

Students working towards an undergraduate degree in business, economics, or a related field in a CIDD (Consortium of International Double Degrees) member university can apply to the program. Participants are typically in their second year of study or higher. Applicants must be proficient in English and able to communicate and follow instructions, both orally and in writing. This should be verified by the International Programs Office at the home university.

How to apply?

The application deadline is March 31, 2011!

Before you apply please go to the International Programs Office in your university so they can certify your proficiency in English. Click on this link to complete your application. When we receive your preliminary application, we will send you further information to finalize your application. If you are accepted to the program, we will work with you to provide the documentation you need to get a visa, if you require one to come to the United States.

Important links:

Apply for the Program

CIDD Program Brochure

Consortium of International Double Degrees (CIDD)

Coastal Carolina University webpage

Brookgreen Gardens

Alligator Adventure

Myrtle Beach Area Information

Office of International Programs at Coastal Carolina University


For More Information, Please Contact:

Dr. Yoav Wachsman
Associate Professor of Economics
E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration
Coastal Carolina University

E-mail: yoav@coastal.edu
Phone: 1 (843) 349-2683
Fax:      1 (843) 349-2455

This program is offered to you through the
Consortium of International Double Degrees.