USCB Study Abroad and International Partnerships

See the World with USCB Study Abroad 

Study Abroad

Improve your language skills, be immersed in a new culture, travel and make new friends. By studying abroad, you learn to overcome challenges of living in another country and gain a greater understanding of the world. Request info about the programs below.

Upcoming USCB Study Abroad Trips

Global Nursing NURS B395 is planning a Maymester study abroad to Peru!

Machu Picchu

Trip dates:  May 8-20, 2023.

This program will be able to accommodate no more than 15 students and is open to all nursing students, per program criteria or public health/health science majors with faculty recommendation.

Trip costs include the following:

  • Airfare from Savannah International to Lima, Peru roundtrip
  • Airport transfers (Cusco International Airport) - pick up and drop off included and will be arranged
  • Safety and security for program travelers
  • Transportation (to and back from Cusco to Cloud Forest will be a safe, comfortable and goof service level public bus company - 3 to 4 hours)
  • All meals: 3 meals a day (during some of traveling part may be a boxed lunch)
  • All accommodation (3 nights host family in Cusco, 1 night hostel during Machu Picchu weekend trip & comfortable group lodge accomodation in Cloud Forest), volunteer placement and all assocaited medical donations included
  • Travel activities including all applicable entrance fees (Cusco City Tour and Machu Picchu weekend trip), pre-departure support, 24/7 International and Peru team support and Certificate of Completion

Estimated Cost per Student

  • Trip Cost: $949
  • Airfare: Approximately $1500**
  • Tuition*: $1293
  • University Study Abroad Fee: $300
  • Insurance: $60
  • Suggested Spending Money: $300 Projected/Estimated
  • Approximate Total**: $4,402

* As per student status. Amount listed is for in-state students.

** Costs are subject to change based on booking costs and exchange rates.

For More Information: Contact Dr. Jana Wheeler in the Department of Nursing via email at


Sand Sharks Experience France

Sand Sharks Experience France

University of South Carolina Beaufort offers Maymester study abroad experiences in Paris.  USCB has been offering the opportunity for students to attend summer programs in Europe since 1995. For 2022, the French Embassy of the United States, in collaboration with NAFSA: Association of International Educators awarded USCB funds for competitive scholarships to study abroad in France. USCB has an agreement with l’Université de Bordeaux Montaigne. Led by Dr. Babet Villena-Alvarez, this 4-week program in France included tuition included a 3-credit course (Global Studies GLST B398 or French FREN B295—cross listed), lodging, and excursions to various destinations in France, London and Strasburgh, Germany.

USCB Faculty-led Programs

Students at Helsinki, Finland

The destination for USCB’s Faculty-led study abroad courses change year-to-year. Past groups have gone to:

  • Finland
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands

International Agreements with Partner Universities

USCB has agreements with where our students pay USCB the tuition and study one semester in either:

USCB Official Third Party Vendors

USCB students also have options for programs of various lengths through CIS Abroad and SAI

Partner Programs through UofSC Columbia

As a last resort, to study abroad in other countries, (this is handled outside USCB), UofSC Columbia allows USCB students to participate in semester and year-round abroad programs offered through their Global Partners Programs in Costa Rica, Mexico and other countries.

Students pay tuition and fees directly to the host university or study abroad organization. You will be required to follow these steps to study abroad through UofSC Columbia.

To see available programs, make sure to set the filter on the Program Directory to "Global Partner Program."

USCB Study Abroad Guidelines

The safety of our students is paramount. The Director of USCB’s Public Health, in response to the pandemic, requires all students who participate in a study abroad program to be fully vaccinated prior to departure.

The U.S. State Department continues to monitor international locations. See its updates here:

Contact Us

Juanita Babet Villena-Alvarez, PhD

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Coordinator, USCB International Programs
Professor of French, Spanish and Global Studies

Hargray Room 245
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909

Grayson House Room 100
801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
Office: 843-521-4152
Juanita Babet Villena-Alvarez, Ph.D.