Office of International Activities
Study Abroad or Exchange Semester at The Moore School of Business
Why come to Moore?
Entrepreneurship, sustainability, and risk management are strategic to Moore's research and educational objectives. We offer exchange students the opportunity to gain greater expertise in a chosen business functional area.
Columbia, South Carolina provides unique opportunities for doing business in the southeastern United States. We are well-linked to these industries: Banking & Financial Services (outside of banking) and Supply Chain/Operations through industries focused in ground, air, and maritime transportation.
In addition, you can experience our southern culture and hospitality in a large university setting.
How do I apply?
First, you must contact the Study Abroad Office at your home institution. If you are selected to go on an exchange program at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, your home university will send a nomination letter/e-mail to the Director of the Office of International Activities, Louis Dessau, at email@example.com.
Once nominated, you will need to complete an application process as a non-degree seeking student. With the assistance of the Study Abroad Office at your school, please submit the following:
1. Online application for non-degree seeking students. (Important: Be sure to request a fee waiver on the non-degree seeking application.)
2. Current original transcript
3. TOEFL test score of 575 on the paper-based test, 233 on the computer-based test, or 100 on the "IBT" (Internet-based test).
4. To receive an I-20:
- The exchange candidate must demonstrate at least US $5,608 of available funds for personal living expenses. This is only an estimate of living expenses for four months; actual costs will vary among students. This can be demonstrated through completion of a Financial Certification form, a bank statement, or a letter from a bank. Documents must be printed in English. If the account is not in the student's name, the sponsor must complete and sign the top portion of the form or provide a letter of funding support indicating the amount of funds available to the student. This certification is needed to receive an I-20 as well as to apply for a U.S. student visa.
Your home institution's Study Abroad Office may send a copy of the application material to:
Director, Office of International Activities
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Fall 2012 - inbound/outbound process must be completed by Friday, May 11, 2012
Spring 2013 - inbound/outbound process must be completed by Friday, August 17, 2012