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International Programs

National Student Exchange (NSE) Program

South Carolina State University is a member of the National Student Exchange (NSE) Program, a consortium of more than 170 state-supported colleges and universities throughout the United States that exchange students for up to one academic year.

The program provides students an opportunity to broaden their academic, social and cultural awareness, while continuing progress toward their academic goals. Courses taken during NSE will be treated as transfer coursework; however, students will register at South Carolina State University. This is not a transfer program. Students will return to South Carolina State University to complete their graduation requirements.

To be eligible, applicants must be full-time students in good standing with the University, and they must be at least sophomores with a 2.50 or better grade point average. The program is closed to post-baccalaureates. Financial aid is usually available. This is an excellent opportunity to study in another state by paying tuition at South Carolina State University.



Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is sponsored by the US Department of State. It is the larges U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals, to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.


The organization was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United states and the people of other countries." Awarded more than $250 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 150 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States and receives its primary source of funding through an annual appropriation from Congress to the Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions in foreign countries, and in the United States, also contribute financially through cost-sharing and indirect support, e.g., through salary supplements, tuition waivers, and university housing.



For more information, contact:

Honors, International & Student Exchange Programs
South Carolina State University
P.O. Box 7492
300 College Street
Orangeburg, SC 29117

Phone: 803-533-3790
Fax: 803-516-4515