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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • HRSM students in Mark Nagel's Global Sport and Entertainment class attend a soccer game while traveling abroad.

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Study Abroad

The university is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will update information on this page as travel conditions change. Currently, Maymester trips are scheduled to take place.

From 10-day trips to semester-long exchanges, College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management students enjoy unique opportunities to earn course credits while traveling the world. Check out the top three ways to study abroad:

Faculty-led Study Abroad Trips

Your favorite professor will become your personal tour guide on these custom-built study abroad experiences. Typically held over fall break, spring break or Maymester, these shorter-term study abroad classes include anywhere from seven days to three weeks of travel and give students the opportunity to explore a new country with 10-20 classmates.

Students travel with their professor while completing unique courses, such as: international hotel management in Czech Republic, sport and entertainment management in Europe, baseball management and culture in Japan, and fashion and retail in Paris. For those looking for a domestic adventure, HRSM faculty also offer classes such as theme park and attraction management in Orlando or tournament management in Charleston and Florida. 

See upcoming HRSM faculty-led study abroad courses here. 

Major-specific Study Abroad Partnerships

The College of HRSM has strategic partnerships with several international institutions to provide unique study abroad opportunities for students. These partnerships provide enhanced access to select programs and support smooth enrollment, credit transfer and tuition benefits. 

  1. University of Aruba Hospitality Management Exchange
  2. Galapagos Islands Sustainable Tourism Maymester or Exchange

Independent Study Abroad Opportunities

Want to branch out? The University of South Carolina Study Abroad Office offers more than 1,500 different overseas program options to choose from. Visit the Office of Education Abroad website to search programs to match your schedule, area of study and geographic interests.


The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management offers travel scholarships each year for students majoring in the college. There are also a variety of scholarship and financial aid opportunities available to students through the University of South Carolina and outside organizations to make study abroad experiences more accessible. Tuition, travel costs, housing and other living expenses vary depending on the program and destination. 

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