iCharleston academics options include learning opportunities unique to each location allowing students to immerse themselves in their new culture and learning/living environment. All classes within the iCharleston Program will transfer into the College of Charleston for earned academic credit providing the student earns a C or better.
iCharleston class schedules are determined by the partner institutions and are scheduled Monday to Friday. Students should plan to have at least one class daily and are expected to attend all classes. Each site has a specific class attendance policy. Each location has necessary academic accommodations for any student requesting support.
All iCharleston students will participate in a weekly required learning seminar led by the site director. The “Passport to CofC” experience builds peer-to-peer relationships through developing skills and knowledge that supports the transition abroad and, ultimately, the matriculation onto the College of Charleston campus in the spring semester.
Class duration varies across the abroad sites:
- Dublin offers classes through Dublin Business School that last 90 minutes to two hours. Most classes will have a variety of study abroad students and traditional Irish students in them.
- Kelowna has a traditional academic schedule at University of British Columbia Okanagan with classes meeting twice or three times per week for a total of three hours of instruction. Students selecting Kelowna are fully immersed into the academic life of the partner institution.
- London is a closed program where iCharleston students take classes together and each class is a three hour session meeting once a week.