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In a campus of more than 28,000 students, the University of South Carolina, Columbia, is full of diverse activity in the classroom and around campus. Among South Carolina's national rankings are designations by the Carnegie Foundation for top research and engagement--one of only 23 public institutions nationally with both distinctions and an annual recognition from U.S. News and World Report of the University's prestigious undergraduate and graduate programs in international business.  

We are pleased to share some exciting events and academic programs from the University of South Carolina to profile the high quality educational experience students receive during their studies. For more information about University programs and events, please visit www.studysc.us.

September Newsletter



Saudi Arabia Celebrates 82nd Anniversary

 

Columbia, SC- Monday, September 24, 2012 from 11:00 – 2:00 in USC’s Russell House Lobby (2nd floor) the Association of Saudi Arabian Students (ASAS)  are hosting an exhibit to showcase all that is Saudi Arabia. Whether you are interest is religion, language, culture, or business, you can definitely find a booth for you there.

This is a free event open to everyone, to raise awareness of Saudi culture and people. In addition to traditional food, the association is also offering henna tattoos, Arabic name cards, and a photo booth with traditional clothing.

Celebrated on the 23rd of September each year, Saudi National Day represents the identity of the nation and is greatly associated with the unification of the country by the late King Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud in the year1932.

The Association of Saudi Arabian Students is a student-run organization at the University of South Carolina that strives to provide an atmosphere that encourages cultural exchange among students through social and educational activities.

For more information about Saudi National Day, contact Bader Almandeel at
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Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/103509739806997/



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June Newsletter

33rd Annual Saudi Convention

400 Saudi Arabians in Columbia this Friday

  The embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its Cultural Mission hosted a dinner event right here in Columbia. Last Friday, June 22nd, more than 400 Saudi Arabian students from Columbia and surrounding cities have been invited to attend the event at the Marriott in downtown at 6:00 PM.
  At the dinner, the ambassador and cultural attaché awarded outstanding members of the Association of Saudi Arabian Students (ASAS) at the University of South Carolina. The students were awarded for leadership, service, and patriotism. This is a great honor for the ASAS students.

Saudis from over 200 universities here in Columbia!

  Last Saturday, June 23rd, the Association of Saudi Arabian Students (ASAS) at USC hosted the 33rd annual Saudi convention. This was a gathering of all the presidents of Saudi Associations across the U.S with the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S and the Cultural Attaché.
  The event is hosted by a different Saudi association each year. This year, ASAS at USC won the bid from among 200 other organizations to host the event. In addition, the top 10 Saudi organizations will be awarded at the event. ASAS president, Bader Almandeel, says: “we have a great chance of winning this year.”

The event was being covered by Saudi TV, Okaz newspaper, among others from across the Kingdom.

 
  If you'd like more information about this event, contact Bader Almandeel at 803/446-3074 or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



May Newsletter

Two USC Staff Members Selected for Fulbright International Education Administrators Program

Columbia, SC-- The International Programs Department is pleased to announce that two staff members, Jody Pritt and Sarah Langston, have been selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as Fulbright scholar grantees to participate in the Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Program this upcoming June 2012.

According to the Fulbright Scholar Program website: “The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars program helps international education professionals and senior higher education officials from the United States create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries.” Through campus visits, lectures, and meetings, IEA Scholars will develop a detailed understanding of the host country’s education system while establishing networks with U.S. and international colleagues. While overseas, the IEA Program offers the opportunity for Scholars to meet with local university presidents, administrators, faculty, and students. This experience gives grantees the opportunity to enhance their ability to serve international students and to guide prospective study abroad participants, as well as develop institutional relationships.

Jody Pritt, the Director of International Student Services at USC, will be traveling to Korea to participate in the IEA program. The first week will be spent visiting universities and institutions in Seoul such as Yonsei University, the Sangnam Institutute, and Korea Aerospace University while the second and third weeks will involve making university and industry visits to places such as the Hyundai Automobile Plant in surrounding Korean cities. Participants will be expected to make frequent presentations about their positions at their home institutions in order to demonstrate how U.S. institutions administer international education. Pritt is one of eight IEA-Korea recipients selected from across the United States.

Sarah Langston, who serves as a Program & Exchange Manager in the Study Abroad Office, will also participate in the East Asia and Pacific division of the program. Her award will take her to Japan, where grantees will participate in similar site visits around Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. Langston will be visiting such universities as Waseda University, the University of Tokyo, and Doshisha University, as well as meeting with government officials from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT). Langston is one of five IEA-Japan recipients selected from across the United States. Langston will be keeping a blog related to Japanese higher education while on the program, which can be viewed at http://highered-japan.blogspot.com/.

To learn more about Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) program, please visit http://www.cies.org/IEA/. For more information, please contact Jody Pritt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 777-7461, and Sarah Langston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 777-7557.

April 2012 Newsletter

International Student Service announces International Spotlight for April 2012
The International Student Services office is pleased to announce the International Spotlight selections for April 2012. 

omaniThe Omani Student Association has been selected for the International Student Organization Spotlight. The primary mission of the organization is to introduce Omani culture to the University of South Carolina and to assist new Omani students at the university with their transition to life in the U.S. The organization was founded in September 2011 and has since participated in diverse campus activities such as co-hosting events with other organizations, as well as International Education Week, World Night 2012, and Islamic Awareness Week. Furthermore, OSA coordinated an Omani Welcome Event, Omani National Day Celebration, Arabic Corner, and Omani Cultural Night which was the most successful attracting over 300 attendees. In addition, OSA participated in various community service events organized by USC such as Service Saturday. A soccer tournament among the members of OSA was also on this year’s list of accomplishments! For the future, OSA plans to continue to achieve its mission by co-hosting events and creating more opportunities that showcase Omani culture on the USC campus and in the Columbia community.

The International Student Spotlight for April is Upoma Guha from Bangladesh. Upoma, a dentist from Bangladesh, works as a Graduate Assistant with Dr. Anwar Merchant in a research study that focuses on the effect of periodontal microorganisms on the adverse pregnancy outcomes. The practical impact of the research is to detect the oral bacteria affecting pregnancy in order to propose new prevention methodologies and protect pregnant mothers as well as future babies from increased health risk.upoma
At the university, she serves as the Secretary of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC). This committee is comprised of students who act as departmental representatives to the administrative authority of the Arnold School of Public Health & to the Association of Schools of Public Health. DSAC is a student-run organization for networking, collaborating, and promoting public health at the University of South Carolina. Her contribution to community service in South Carolina include volunteering for the South Carolina Dental Center; working with the Columbia’s Cooking program initiated to increase the awareness about healthy eating; and helping Cullen’s Archangel Rescue team to save the abandoned animals across the state. She enjoys working closely with the International Student Services as a Thinking Globally Ambassador. The opportunity to share the history and cultural heritage of Bangladesh with high school as well as USC Freshmen students makes her honored and proud of her background. She is actively participates in cultural events around campus including performing songs and hosting “World Night,” the biggest cultural event of the year.

March 2012 Newsletter

World Night 2012 to Feature Music, Food, and Dance From Around the World
The 13th annual World Night will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 6:30PM in the Russell House Ballroom. World Night features an array of international cuisine, fashion, and live performances by the international and local student community. Admission is $10, and tickets will be available at the door or for advance purchase at the Russell House information desk.


World Night is the largest multicultural event to take place on USC’s campus. The event is cosponsored by the International Student Association (ISA) and the office of International Student Services. World Night showcases the talents of international students representing a variety of cultures and nations. “This year’s event features 12 different acts from every region of the world. There will be singing, dancing, and even a martial arts demonstration,” says Jennifer Smith with International Student Services. Admission includes dinner, which offers samplings of food from Latin America, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, and more! Bader Almandeel, the current ISA president said, “Although there have been many international events on campus this semester, World Night is different because it gives you a peek at a variety of cultures. I’m really looking forward to the fashion show!”

The International Student Association is a student-run organization at the University of South Carolina that strives to provide an atmosphere that encourages the exchange of experiences among students through cultural activities. The office of International Student Services provides support services and programming for international students at the University of South Carolina.




International Students explore the world of Dr. Seuss
In 2003, the International Student TG2Services at USC launched the Thinking Globally (TG) Program. The program brings international student speakers to USC classrooms, where the volunteers present about their home country and culture to freshman students enrolled in University 101. Thinking Globally motivates international students to refine their public speaking skills, while serving as ambassadors of their countries and encouraging American students to explore other cultures. The Thinking Globally program is expanding through a community outreach initiative implemented as of January 2011.

On March 2nd, ten international volunteers, representing countries like Pakistan, Nigeria, Vietnam, Oman, Germany, and Brazil among others, went to Forest Heights Elementary School to read Dr. Seuss books to the kids. The National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on Dr. Seuss Birthday. The students selected a Dr. Seuss book of their choice, wore “Cat in the hat” hats, and handed out Dr. Seuss pencils and bookmarks, provided by the school, to the children. The volunteers visited classes ranging from first to fourth grade. Every half hour they switched classrooms to read to a different class.
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Miracle Akinwale, graduate student from Nigeria, enjoyed his reading experience. “It was obvious that the kids absolutely enjoyed it too. They asked several interesting questions ranging from the content of the book to questions about my home country Nigeria.” Akinwale said. Sultan Al Masroori, Oman, and Naveed Sadiq, Pakistan, were thankful to be part of this event. “The student’s questions really showed their interest in learning more about foreign countries” Al Masroori said. Naveed Sadiq wore his traditional Pakistani dress, showed the Pakistani flag, and sang a song in his native language. “The staff was very welcoming and had snacks and gifts prepared for us, even the principal watched while I was singing the story book to the children.” Sadiq recalls.

*If you would like to learn more about the Thinking Globally Program, click here.  

USC Egyptian Students Book Collection Initiative
The Egyptian Student Association (ESA) at the University of South Carolina has been involved in different events on campus such as soccer tournaments, in which they competed against other international student organizations like the Chinese, Bangladesh or Turkish student associations. Their most prominent initiative is a book collection campaign. Members of the organization approach professors to donate old edition textbooks, which would have been thrown out eventually. Once collected those books are sent to a collection center in the US, where other Egyptian organizations send donations, and later reach an Egyptian institution. Until now ESA has implemented this project only in the department of Computer Engineering, since most of the members work there, but the hope is that other departmentjjs will become aware of their project.

Mohamed Sharaf, the president of ESA, has been with his family in the US for three years and is pursuing his PhD in Computer Engineering. “We know how badly needed textbooks are in Egypt. Books in Egypt are very expensive. A textbook for $50 in the US would cost about 400 Egyptian Pound and with an average income of 1000 Egyptian Pound it is very difficult for the students to afford their books,” Sharaf said.

Most professors appreciate their initiative and welcome the students help to sort through old editions and get rid of them. At the end of the semester 2010 ESA collected 2-3 boxes full of books, but in 2011 they had almost nothing to send. The organization has twelve members so far and all the members or the whole family pays a certain fee into the organization to keep it running and invest in more projects in the future. Other plans for the Egyptian Student Association consist of selling self-designed T-Shirts in order to advertise the Organization and raise money for their initiatives.


February 2012 Newsletter

Thinking Globally Community Outreach sweeps Columbia
In 2003 the International Student Services at USC created a program called Thinking Globally. The program brings international student speakers to USC classrooms, where the volunteers present about their home country and culture to freshman students enrolled in a course called University 101. This program allows international students to refine their public speaking skills, while serving as ambassadors of their countries and encouraging American students to explore other cultures. TG


The Thinking Globally program is currently expanding through a community outreach initiative implemented as of January 2012. The goal is to take the presentations into elementary, middle and high schools in the Richland county area. At the end of January a group of European students visited W.J. Keenan High School. USC Vera Ziegler, Germany, and Roel Feys, Belgium, talked about their home countries and answered multiple questions the students had.

“I have never been to an American high school before and therefore enjoyed it very much to spend time and exchange thoughts with these smart teenagers,” said Vera Ziegler, a Fulbright student from Germany. She especially enjoyed the fact that presenting along a Belgium partner made it easier for them to display how interconnected Europe is and the extent to which its countries share similar mindsets. “The teenagers were lovely, interested and I am grateful for this exciting opportunity, which definitely enriched my study experience here in the US,” said Ziegler.

Keenan High School Feb 2012Roel Feys, a PhD student from Belgium, had similar comments about his experience. “Like Vera, I have never been to an American high school before and upon entering the school, seeing the hallways and lockers I only knew from movies and TV shows, I got very excited but also a bit nervous about whether the students would care about my little country” As it turned out, Feys had nothing to worry about. The students were enthusiastic and engaging. “I was asked dozens of questions, some of which made me rethink my views of Belgium. Thus, I was not only able to offer the students a window to the world, but they also offered me a new look at my home country.” Feys recalls. Furthermore, the visitors brought other artifacts from their country, such as flags and European currency. Vera Ziegler taught them some German phrases.

Geography teacher, Mike Turner, who taught about Europe in weeks prior the presentation, specifically requested speakers from European countries. “Bringing people from other countries into the classroom gives the students a firsthand experience on how it is to live in another part of the world and High School students need to be aware of the differences and respect them. My students enjoyed the presentations and were surprised and also overwhelmed with some of the information” said Turner.

Future plans for the program entail more involvement in other schools as well.

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January 2012 Newsletter

VeraNew Fulbright Student from Germany

The International Student Services office in Columbia at the University of South Carolina is welcoming Fulbright student Vera Ziegler from Germany at the University. Vera is originally from Kiel, but has lived in Hamburg for a long time now. Before she came to Columbia, South Carolina, Vera studied at the Nordakademie in Elmshorn and is in the process of obtaining her Master of International Business at the Moore School of Business at USC. Vera really likes the department and her program and says that the faculty seems to be very professional in helping the students prepare for life after graduation. She is especially impressed by the “Southern Hospitality” and already met many downright friendly and helpful “Carolinians”.

Furthermore, she is very thankful for the International Students that helped her to a smooth start at the University. Due to her northern German heritage, she is very pleased with the sunny and hot weather in Columbia and enjoys the beautiful campus of USC. Vera plans to go back to Europe after graduation in 2012 and possibly work for an international company or organization.


Fulbright from Pakistan 

AmjalFulbright Agha Muhammad Ajmal came all the way from Karachi, Pakistan to Columbia, SC to pursue his PhD in Health Services Policy and Management.

Agha received his Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery from Pakistan. Three years later, he realized that he could have a greater impact at the macro-level and earned his Master’s in Public Health from the University of Wollongong, Australia. In 1999, Agha Muhammad completed a four year fellowship in community Medicine at the Aga Khan University, where he then joined the University as Senior Instructor in 2006 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2008.

He was encouraged to participate in the Fulbright program in part by the department chair and by the knowledge that the US would be the best place to earn his PhD.


“Being at USC is a great experience. Things are quite systematic here and I had ample hospitality and support from the community and University, especially the department, International Student Services and CCFI, the Columbia Council for Internationals” Agha said.


Ajmal is interested in learning different tools of Health Program Monitoring and Evaluation and he wants to be part of teams that develop evaluation frameworks and conduct cutting edge work in the area of health evaluation.

New Engineering Fulbright student

The University of South Carolina is pleased to welcome Fulbright grantee Mohammed Al Dulaimy. Mohammed is a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program from Fallujah, Iraq. The Fulbright program awards apprmohammedoximately 8,000 annual grants for students, scholars and professionals to participate in graduate studies, research programs and teaching positions.

“The Fulbright Scholarship has a great reputation and I am very lucky to be part of the engineering program, which is ranked highly among other universities”, Al Dulaimy said. Even though he just arrived at USC, he already feels welcomed and is determined that the knowledge he learns here will help him understand how to restore electricity in his home country.  

After earning his ME degree, Mohammed Al Dulaimy plans on teaching in a new university that is under construction in the city of Fallujah or working for the Iraqi ministry of Electricity.


University Hosts Scholar

The University of South Carolina was selected to be a host institution for the Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) during the 2012 spring semester. Created and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, the ivana copyJFDP Program provides professional development to talented junior university faculty members from Eurasia and Southeast Europe. 

Ivana Corbic, this year’s JFDP scholar is from Belgrade, Serbia. Ms. Corbic is a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Belgrade. Her research interests include foreign language instruction and technology; academic and creative writing; and critical thinking.

International Programs in collaboration with other academic departments has administered the program at South Carolina for the last six years, welcoming scholars from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo.
  

 

April 2011 Newsletter

 

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World Night is an annual event which showcases students’ cultures and talents from around the World, and this year had 600 attendees. This wonderful program features delicious international food, incredible talent, and dancing.

The 12th annual World Night brought an array of international talents and cuisine to the campus of the University of South Carolina. The event was sponsored by International Student Services and the International Student Association, and featured a variety of international foods from local vendors to give attendees a taste of the world. This year’s show included 12 dancing, singing, and musical acts which showcased student groups from Japan, China, Poland, Africa, and Mexico. There was also a special fundraiser for Japan disaster relief on behalf of Student Government and the Nihon Club.

clip_image004English Programs for Internationals (EPI) student Octavio Goio led a group of USC students in an Angolan praise song called “Ku Ngi Xe Ngo” or “Never Leave Me”, which he recorded as a member of group Sanguluka in Brazil. The crowd loved Goio’s energy and creative dance moves, and the whole ballroom was standing, dancing, and singing the chorus by the end of the song. “African culture means singing and dancing. When we cry, we dance, when we’re happy, we sing, when we’re sad, we dance. Not all the time, but its part of the culture,” Goio said.

This World Night was featured on a local television station’s news, and was featured in the student newspaper and a monthly campus magazine. Next year’s show hopes to be even bigger and showcase even more diversity and talent from our own international students at USC.

 

 


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USC is committed to helping faculty, staff, and students lead healthier, more sustainable lives. From the recycling competitions, to the weekly Healthy Carolina Farmer’s market, to Earth Day celebrations, it is easy for students to make a positive impact on the community and the environment at USC.

The University of South Carolina is committed to offsetting its carbon footprint and helping to make the world a little better for the next generation. The Honors Residence Hall opened its doors in 2009 and earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold status in 2010, signifying its energy-and water-saving features and other construction practices that promote use of recyclable materials. The West Quad complex previously qualified for LEED Silver, and the Darla Moore School of Business' future facility is aiming for LEED Platinum and Net-Zero status—generating as much energy as it consumes through efficient construction and on-site power generation.

USC's Healthy Carolina Farmers Market attracts students, fosters better nutrition, and gives vendors an attractive venue for selling S.C.-grown produce. The market is held weekly through much of the fall and spring semesters. The University also hosts unique research efforts. The Center for Fuel Cell Research, established in 2002, is one of the nation's leaders in developing alternatives to petroleum. The University has pledged that by 2020 it will reduce its campus emissions by 20%. The pledge came as South Carolina signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in 2007. Also, students living in residence halls participate in Recyclemania, a national ten-week competitive recycling program.   
              
There is a sustainable living and learning community on campus that is dedicated to promoting sustainable lives, and providing lectures and events that highlight the importance of “going green”.  The Sustainable Carolina group presented a video at World Night which promoted recycling and sustainable initiatives, and featured international students speaking about the importance of sustainability in their respective countries. The video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crJNAE83ymA.

Current doctoral Chinese student Joe Chen is a member of the Sustainable Carolina and has been extremely involved in “green” efforts during his time at USC. “Sustainability is a goal as well as an idea that is global in nature and that is immune to humanly constructed state borders. International students, being ambassadors for universities and countries, are the perfect medium to carry and spread ideas that are crucial to our human race as a whole,” Chen said We hope you’ll consider attending University of South Carolina and help us in our efforts to lead the way in sustainability!

International Newsletter - February 2011


clip_image002High School Student Summer Program Opportunity
We would like to invite you to make this summer unforgettable!  Join us for an English language and U.S. culture immersion program at the University of South Carolina. Experience campus life, visit historic sights, and make new friends!  For more information about the dates, cost, and how to apply, please visit www.ip.sc.edu/uscnews. Hope to see you here this summer! 

2011 University of South Carolina Summer Campus Experience
Who Should Attend? 15-19 year-old students wanting to improve their English
When is it? July 10-23, 2011
What does the program cost? $2,300
What does it include? English classes, all meals, on-campus housing, linens, and activities (shopping, bowling, sports, movies, and special trips)
High school students will have the opportunity to improve their English through intensive classes, preview the U.S college experience, live in on-campus housing, and enjoy exciting field trips and other fun activities. They will also be able to live on-campus with U.S. students and experience American culture firsthand.
English Classes will fit their level-whether beginning or advanced.  Students will receive quality English instruction from experienced U.S. high school teachers.
Two exciting excursions to the Riverbanks Zoo and Charleston, S.C. are included as well.  
For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The application form is available at: www.ip.sc.edu/summercamp
We look forward to welcoming you to Columbia, S.C.

 


nkimStudent Spotlight: Nahyun Kim
When Nahyun decided to attend USC, she had no idea how it would change her life. She is a student in our prestigious international business program, and has gotten very involved in the community. To read more about her journey, please visit the USC NEWS section.

Nahyun Kim is one of our outstanding international students from Seoul, South Korea. Nahyun is currently in her last year in the International Business and Finance program and plans to graduate in August. The University of South Carolina caught her attention initially because of the prestigious international business program and the beautiful weather. Nahyun has dedicated herself to her studies and was recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, which is an honor society designated for the top ten percent of students in the business program at USC. Not only has she has done well in her academic program, she has also taken time to get involved in the community. She participates in the Thinking Globally program, where international students share about their culture and their country with first-year students. She also was the Vice-President of the Korean International Student Association and helped with the Korean International Festival.

Nahyun has made many wonderful friends from the United States during her time here, which she says has probably been the most memorable part of her time here. She has truly learned English well and enjoyed U.S. culture, although it was challenging at times.  When asked if she would come to USC if she had to go back to high school and decide again, Nahyun said “I would definitely attend USC again. It is a great place to come and experience something different”. There are over 1200 international students like Nahyun at the University of South Carolina, and we hope that you will join us in the future! 

Important dates to remember

Fall 2011 (August) application deadline: December 1st, 2010
Honors College deadline: November 15th, 2010

Vice President Joe Biden dedicates new library addition

Recently, Vice President Joe Biden came to speak at the University
of South Carolina for the opening and dedication of The biden_pastErnest F.
Hollings Special Collections Library. The ceremony was attended by friends and family of former US Senator Ernest F. Hollings as well as dignitaries and university faculty, staff and students, and took place inside the Thomas Cooper Library, which is connected to the Hollings Library by a glass-enclosed walkway.

"I congratulate the University of South Carolina on the brand new Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library," Biden said. "I'm told you have some pretty incredible volumes, and I was able to see some of them. I saw the South Carolina Political Collections, which are some of the finest political archives in the country."

Senator Hollings was immensely proud to be recognized by the University of South Carolina by this special library addition. His deep love for the state and his loyalty    to the university were on display."Mister vice president, the University of South Carolina is the first and oldest publicly funded university in the United States," Hollings said. He enumerated other university achievements, including its standing as a Carnegie research university, its international rankings and its College World Series championship.

In addition to the S.C. Political Collections, the $18 million, 50,000-square-foot facility will house the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and Digital Collections. View Joe Biden’s speech

South Carolina Honors College provides a unique academic experience to high achieving students

September 21, 2010

The South Carolina Honors College is a special program for honorscollegelogo
academically exceptional students within the University of South Carolina. High-achieving students are encouraged to apply to be a part of this unique and challenging experience. The Honors College sets students apart during college and when applying for jobs and graduate level programs. Ninety-three percent of students who took part in the Honors College would recommend it to others, and 90% of students who apply to medical school from the Honors College are accepted.

Seminars and honors classes are provided in all majors to provide challenging content and specialized attention, and students are given more focused attention from academic advisers. First year students live in the brand new, state-of-the-art Honors Residence Hall.  Honors students form close relationships with professors, and are supported and encouraged to participate in undergraduate research. Students also receive unique opportunities for scholarships, internships, and prestigious programs.

Students apply to the Honors College in addition to applying to the University of South Carolina. Admission requirements include excellent high-school grades, strong scores on the SAT or ACT, and completion of an application including an essay. Applications for the Honors College should be received by November 15th to be considered for admission. Applicants who apply after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Begin your unique, challenging, and rewarding college experience at the South Carolina Honors College!

International Business and Chinese Enterprise at the Moore School of Business

September 20, 2010

The primary objective of the International Business and Chinese
Enterprise (IBCE) program is to develop undergraduate mini_IBCE_logostudents into
professionals who can operate and succeed in the Chinese business environment. The Darla Moore School of Business will admit 20 students per year into the IBCE program. These students will be matched with 20 students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. During the course of the IBCE program, Moore School students work towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, major in a special track with the International Business concentration, and complete a second business major at the University of South Carolina.

USC students spend the Freshman and Junior years at USC, and their Sophomore and Senior years at CUHK. IBCE students will participate in intensive study of Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua) with two summers in Hong Kong. Over the course of the four year program of study, students may also pursue internships in the United States and China/Hong Kong, with linked opportunities for graduate study. Learn more about IBCE.

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