Center for International Studies
The Center for International Studies (CIS) establishes and manages university partnerships worldwide to provide global engagement programs and support services that enrich the academic and professional development of students, 教师, 和工作人员.
Global engagement programs include study abroad for academic credits (short-term, 学期, 在国外一年, 和双学位课程), 国际实习, 服务学习, 研究, 志愿者, 广教. We guide and support students through every step in the process of identifying a suitable international engagement, 应用程序, preparation for going abroad, 海外支持, 以及重返社会项目. CIS also offers support to 教师 和工作人员 with planning and implementing short-term international engagement and study abroad programs. We promote and support students and 教师 to apply for grants and fellowships that are designed to provide both partial and full funding for international engagement. CIS manages and supports the exchange program for students and 教师.
The Center for International Studies is also “home away from home” for international students and scholars. Our Office provides advising and support services regarding visa, 移民条例, and benefits related to F-1 and J-1 nonimmigrant visa categories. We assist new students and scholars with pre-arrival preparations, 寻找合适的房屋, transportation from GSP airport, 取向, and a variety of programs and events throughout the year. Our programs are designed to facilitate transition into 澳门新葡新京葡京app community, cultural immersion and exchange. CIS offers guidance and support to international students and hiring managers regarding on campus employment. 除了, CIS provides guidance to international students who are interested in applying, 并且符合条件, for off campus employment through the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). We offer assistance to international students and scholars who are interested in applying for a South Carolina driver’s license, 社会保障卡, and employment authorization.