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CCU student wins university's first Gilman International Scholarship
July 2017



Jagger Weatherspoon, a Coastal Carolina University history major and religious studies minor from Myrtle Beach, has been awarded a 2017 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Japan this coming academic year. Weatherspoon is the first CCU student to receive the scholarship, which seeks to strengthen intercultural understanding and prepare undergraduates for a global economy by increasing the number of American students who can study abroad. 


CCU students represent Poland and Latvia at Model EEU conference in New York
March/April 2017

Leader EU

Eight CCU students participated in the Model EU conference in New York from March 31 – April 2, 2017, representing Poland and Latvia, as they discussed and adopted resolutions to address critical issues in the European Union.  According to assistant professor Mariam Dekanozishvili, who accompanied the group, this program is a wonderful opportunity for them to hone their negotiation and diplomacy skills.  For more information, click here.

First ever CCU Student Awarded Fulbright Research Grant
March 2017


Peter Seifarth has become the first CCU student to be awarded a Fulbright Research/Study Grant to conduct research on theatre in Nepal in 2017-18.  CCU has a Fulbright Council that offers mentoring assistance to students and faculty applying for Fulbright grants.  To learn more about Peter’s award and Fulbright at CCU, please click here.

CCU Rotaract Club supports project to help children getting cleft palate surgery in the Philippines
March 2017

International Phillipines

The Rotaract Club of Coastal Carolina University partnered with the Rotary and Rotaract Club of Dipolog City in the Rotary Smiles Project. The Rotary Smiles project, hosted by the International Children's Surgical Foundation and the Rotary Club of Dipolog City, provides over 70 children in Dipolog City surgery for cleft palate. The Rotaract Club of Coastal Carolina University made connections with the Rotaract Club of Dipolog City over the summer at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference in Washington D.C. The Rotaract Club of Coastal Carolina University mailed cards for the children in the Philippines and a banner signed by all the members to show support for the project. The club also made a $202 donation which was able to support over 30 children going through the surgery with toys, fruit, books, and water.

Eight CCU students represent USA at ISFiT Conference in Trondheim, Norway to discuss Discrimination. February 2017


Eight students from the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University are currently in Norway to represent the USA at the biennial global event - International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) 2017 and are working with over 450 students from around the world to discuss discrimination. To read more about the event, please click here.

CCU Students to Participate in International Student Festival in Trondheim, Norway February 2017

Charles Stackhouse (BA 2016 Intelligence and Security Studies) and veteran of the U.S. Army participated in the ISFiT 2015 Conference in Norway as a part of a delegation of 5 CCU students with CCU Associate Professor of Politics, Richard Aidoo. Read about Charles’s experiences at the conference here.

CCU Offers Opportunity to Study Marine Systems, Sustainability, and Spanish in Quito and the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) Spring 2015

Jakob Gessay studied at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito which offers marine science, Spanish language, and Ecuadorean culture by enabling students to live with host families in Quito and then in the Galapagos Islands. Read about Jakob’s story here!

 Study Down Under at Deakin University (Australia) Spring 2015

David Cummings found Deakin University to be the perfect place to learn about business, build a international network of contacts, and explore! Read about his story here.

CCU showcased by the US Department of State for cooperation with Iceland
December 2016

Icelandic Conference

Darla Domke-Damonte was recently asked to develop a blog for the US Department of State highlighting the unique cooperation between CCU’s Wall Fellows, Icelandic companies, the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, and the Icelandic Whales Alumni Association, CCU’s first international alumni association. To view the blog, click here.