International students who study in South Carolina enjoy the best of Southern hospitality, friendly local culture, wonderful year-round climate, and access to beautiful coastline landscapes, sandy beaches, and gorgeous islands! International students may also be interested in learning more about South Carolina’s sister state relationships with Bergamo (Italy), Queensland (Australia), Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany), and Taiwan. International students in South Carolina also learn a great deal about American history simply by living in their new state of residence as this country is preserved as one of thirteen original U.S. colonial regions.

Fast Facts

4.7 mil People
Capital: Columbia

Largest Cities:
          •Greenville
          •Richland
          •Charleston
          •Spartanburg
          •Lexington
          •York


84 Colleges & Universities
234,105 students in SC colleges and universities

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​South Carolina beaches compose a landscape of unmatched beauty. With 47 state parks, 14 major lakes and reservoirs and more than 360 golf courses, South Carolina provides a diverse outdoor experience all year long.

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