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Study Abroad Advising

Planning Early is Critical

Choosing to study abroad is one of the best decisions a student can make, and we are thrilled you are considering a semester, academic year or short-term study of new experiences, cross-cultural immersion, academic rigor and significant personal growth.  There are many important academic, financial and logistical considerations that go into studying abroad, which requires careful and early planning. 

The Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) is readily available to help students identify and apply for a study abroad program that best suits their academic and personal goals. 

Getting Started

The best place to learn about the opportunities available for study abroad is our website. There are 3 types of study abroad opportunities available to students (CCU Faculty-Led Short-Term Programs, Semester Exchange Partner Programs, and Affiliate Programs). Each type of opportunity has its own set of requirements, costs and process. 

Each section will provide basic information about the locations, cost and requirements understand the different study abroad opportunities available to students, and the requirements for each program.

  • Students who participate in the CCU approved semester/academic year exchanges as well as programs through Third-Party Providers must meet with the OIPS to begin the application and the process of selecting and approving courses.
  • Visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships if you plan to use aid/scholarships for program costs.
  • Apply for a Passport or check to make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months afteryour anticipated return. 
    • New!  Now you can apply for a passport at our on-campus post office! Please also note that effective May 15, 2017, CCU's on-campus Post Office will become a Passport Acceptance Facility. It will allow our faculty, staff and students to complete their necessary passport paperwork at a convenient location. Beginning on Monday, May 15, 2017, the on-campus Post Office will start accepting passport paperwork by appointment only. At this time, we will only be able to process them for faculty, staff and students. The passport acceptance hours will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Should you have questions about this service, please reach out to the post office at 843-349-2156. 

We encourage Coastal students to contact or visit the OIPS if they have any questions or need additional information about studying abroad.  We are available if you have questions or concerns.

Study Abroad Advisors

Semester/Academic Year and Affiliate Programs

Lori Patterson

CCU Faculty-Led Short-Term Programs

Darcy Coughlan

Office Location

Office of International Programs and Services
Lib Jackson Student Union, Room A-109
100 Spadoni Park Circle
Conway, SC 29526