International Scholars

Shanghai, China.

The International Scholars Program is a marquee scholarship program at the College of Charleston. A collaborative effort between the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA) and the Honors College, International Scholars represent the highest caliber undergraduates interested in a global education and/or career. 

International Scholars develop a clear and comprehensive understanding of global issues and international perspectives. The program offers an Honors version of Introduction to International Studies, a paid Study Abroad experience, professional mentoring from the LCWA Advisory Board and in-depth academic mentoring by the International Scholars’ Director. 

The cohort style of the program creates a sense of belonging and comradery that supports the broader culture of undergraduate learning on campus. To date, International Scholars have received nationally competitive awards, including the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship, Fulbright Awards, the Gates Millennium Scholarship, a Humanity in Action grant, a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship, a DAAD research grant, a National Institutes of Health grant, Rotary grants and a NOAA Hollings grant. 

All International Scholars must complete a double major (International Studies and an additional discipline).