Columbia, South Carolina
Sophomores encouraged to apply; must have at least 60 credits by program start date
Must not be in the graduating semester (last semester).
Must have at least a cumulative GPA 2.5 of or above.
For fall semester, the application deadline is January 15. Fall semester is early September to mid-December. Full academic year is early September to late April.
For spring semester, the application deadline is August 1. Spring semester is early January to late April.
Length of Stay:
One or two semesters.
Program Fees and Costs:
Exchange students pay AUS tuition fees for the full course load (12-16 credits) in addition to Student Activities fees. Any additional costs including housing, lab fees, meal plans, books and insurance will be paid directly to the host university.
Students are required to live on Campus. SC offers housing accommodation on campus for students who apply and pay required fees before the deadline.To view housing options visit the website: http://www.housing.sc.edu/?
Students must apply to the US Embassy/Consulate to obtain their J1 Exchange Visitor Visa. They must make an appointment and follow up with the required documentation, such as the letter of acceptance and bank statement. See https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/forms/ds-160-online-nonimmigrant-visa-application.html
for complete information on Visa application process.
All exchange students must have valid health insurance coverage during their stay abroad. They can either purchase their own or from SC. Follow instructions given by the host university.
University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business is AACSB accredited. Students are encouraged to take their general education (humanities, etc.), free electives and Business electives (MJR or MIN electives). Students can take major or required courses during their study abroad semester after getting the approval from the School of Business and Management at AUS. For more information on the courses please visit : http://moore.sc.edu/academicprograms/undergraduate/majorsoffered.aspx
Students must fill out the AUS course permission form to get their courses approved by the Associate Dean of their school and the Registrar. Upon approval, students students will also be informed the grades required to transfer credits. Students must achieve the minimum grade as indicated on the form in order to receive course credit (requirements for credit transfer vary by program). Each study abroad case is subject to approval.
AUS students on grants/scholarships must obtain approval from the Office of Financial Grants and Scholarships before starting a semester abroad at a host university. In cases where the AUS student pays tuition directly to AUS for study abroad, the student will continue to use their AUS grants and AUS-funded scholarships for that semester abroad. These students should speak with the Financial Grants and Scholarship Manager for more information. Students sponsored by an organization outside of AUS are responsible for making arrangements with their sponsors.