Semester Abroad in the U.S. is an immersive program that allows university students the opportunity to study English in a different cultural setting. Through experiential coursework and social interactions, students will develop increased confidence and English proficiency, while acquiring an understanding of U.S. cultural practices and traditions. From role-playing to local field trips, students will enjoy a lively and enriching learning experience.

What is Semester Abroad in the South?

  • Offers 17-week programs beginning in January and August, and an 8-week program beginning in June
  • Customized programs can be arranged to fit your university’s schedule

Want to learn more? Read our Frequently Asked Questions page.

What else do I need to know?

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and must hold at least a beginner level of English proficiency in all skill-based areas.

Additional information about Semester Abroad in the South may be found in the SAS Frequently Asked Questions.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees associated with the Semester Abroad in the South will vary.  Please contact LearnEnglish@cofc.edu for a tuition estimate.

Billing and Payment

Student bills are due during the first week of classes.
Please contact LearnEnglish@cofc.edu for further information about payment methods and procedures.

Refund Policies

A full refund, less a processing fee of $100 US dollars, will be issued, so long as the student completes and submits the refund request form no more than 5 days into the program. No refunds will be processed after this 5-day period has passed.

Application Procedure

Prospective students should begin the application process several months prior to the planned date of attendance.

To apply for the Semester in the South program, please contact LearnEnglish@cofc.edu.