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Special Programs


International Education Week

Join Coastal Carolina University in celebrating a week of activities as a part of International Education Week each year.   International Education Week is an opportunity each year to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange of ideas worldwide.  A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is one part of a larger effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for success in the global environment and promote the U.S. to those from abroad as a dynamic and welcoming location to study, learn and exchange experiences in the US. Each year since 2010, CCU has celebrated this week with a variety of activities representing a collection of college, departmental, club and individual initiatives.  We welcome you to participate in helping to organize the next International Education Week in November 17-21, 2014.  Please contact Darla Domke-Damonte, Executive Director of Global Initiatives (ddamonte@coastal.edu; 349-2129) with your ideas.


CIDD Summer Program

For three weeks during the month of July Coastal Carolina University hosts a group of students from several of its partner univer‌sities ‌   around the globe. Participants in this program attend workshops that are delivered by Coastal Carolina University faculty, complete a number of assignments and go on fun trips. They explore Brookgreen Gardens, visit Alligator Adventure, play mini-golf; travel to Charleston and tour a local manufacturing facility. Participants also get to visit Habitat for Humanity of Horry County and the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce where they learn about one of the largest tourist destinations in the United States. 


International Summer School

‌Participants in the International Summer School at Coastal Carolina University will learn about American culture,   business environment and university system. They will attend four regular classes at Coastal Carolina University. Students will also get to participate in a variety of exciting activities like a golf clinic, evening at the movies and watching American football as well as go on fun trips to historic Charleston, Alligator Adventure and Brookgreen Gardens.


CHEPD Undergraduate Transfer Program (China)

This unique program, offered on the basis of cooperation between the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the China Center for International Educational Exchange (CCIEE), enables talented Chinese students from partnering universities in the Peoples Republic of China to transfer credits earned in their first year of studies at their Chinese university to Coastal Carolina University and after completing remaining coursework at Coastal Carolina University, to earn their bachelors degree from Coastal Carolina University.  Upon returning to China, they complete remaining degree requirements at their Chinese university and earn the Chinese university's degree as well.


Ecuador Student-Faculty Research

This pilot program was developed as a result of ten years of active cooperation with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito, Ecuador.  The goals of this three-year initiative to strengthen our relationship between Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Quito, Ecuador) and Coastal Carolina University are:

  1. To continue to fulfill the mission of our campus to create global citizens.
  2. To encourage students to study abroad and/or experience the world outside of CCU and the United States.
  3. To provide quality academic instruction in a global environment.
  4. To encourage faculty to broaden their research and teaching beyond CCU and their traditional geographic locales.
  5. To develop common programs, initiatives, research, and teaching between our institutions. 

ELS - Myrtle Beach

Coastal Carolina University is pleased to announce the opening of a new English Language Program for International Students in April 2015.  Called ELS- Myrtle Beach, the center will be operated by ELS Educational Center.  International students who would like to study English in preparation for entering undergraduate or graduate degree programs are welcome to apply.  Affordable intensive, four-week sessions begin on April 27, 2015.  International students seeking admission to Coastal Carolina University but who lack TOEFL or IELTS scores at levels acceptable to begin coursework toward their degree are invited to apply for Conditional Letters of Admission to Coastal Carolina University and then apply to take English with ELS Centers Myrtle Beach.  Completion of the ELS Level 112 is accepted for satisfying English language requirements for international students.  For further information about enrolling in the program or working for the program, please contact Andrea Domonkos at myr@els.edu.  

External Programs for Student and Faculty Support

This information will be periodically updated as we become aware of additional external funding to support faculty and student engagement abroad.  Please let us know if you come across others that might be of interest.  The programs below are not conducted through Coastal Carolina University.

  • Marianna McJimsey Award - Award offered through AsiaNetwork for the Best Undergraduate Research Paper dealing with Asia.  Deadline:  November 3, 2014.
  • AsiaNetwork Student-Faculty Fellows Program for Collaborative Research in Asia - Program offers up to $5,000 per student and per faculty member to work on collaborative student-directed research projects in Asia. Deadline for 2015 program:  Application materials deadline is December 1, 2014.
  • Japan Education and Teaching Program (JET) - This program enables bachelors degree holders (by July 1 of the application year) to become assistant language teachers in Japan for one year.  Application deadlines are set for the fall of each year.  Participants are paid to teach English at their contracting organization in Japan, and provided travel assistance.