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Say Hi to Cocky, Your USC Mascot!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Madison McCartney posted in Life at USC

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For some students, showing school pride means going to a football game, buying a shirt or joining a club. For a select and sweaty few, school pride means wearing a giant costume. If you’re new to the idea of a school mascot, here’s everything you need to know about these lovable symbols of school spirit!

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USC IAP Kickoff Party

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Madison McCartney posted in Life at USC, Global Navigator Mentoring Program

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With orientation complete and the first week of classes officially underway, it was time for a celebration! The USC International Accelerator Program (IAP) held a Kickoff Party to get the semester started! 


USC IAP students and Global Navigators enjoying food and conversation!

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Getting to Know American Football

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Madison McCartney posted in Life at USC

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American football can be as confusing as it is exciting. While there’s a lot to learn, you’ll have a lot of fun along the way. To help you get started, here’s a football “cheat sheet” to check out!

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USC IAP Welcomes 170 New Gamecocks!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2016 11:15:00 AM / by Madison McCartney posted in Life at USC

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This August, the USC International Accelerator Program (IAP) welcomed its largest intake yet: 170 students from 10 different countries. These proud new Gamecocks come from China, India, Vietnam, Nigeria, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Germany, Syria and the United Arab Emirates! Watch the video below to relive the memories! 

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Major Spotlight: Sport and Entertainment Management

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Madison McCartney posted in Major Spotlight

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Everything you need to know about
Sport and Entertainment Management (SPTE)
at the University of South Carolina 

sc.edu

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Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Madison McCartney posted in Life at USC

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In continuation of Independence Day festivities, during the month of July, our USC International Accelerator Program students took a special field trip to Lake Murray. For those who don't know, Lake Murray is one of the major recreation destinations for central South Carolina residents, and it's only a 30-minute drive from campus! At 41 miles long and 14 miles wide at its widest point, Lake Murray has 649 miles of shoreline. Whether you're looking to enjoy swimming off the shore at the beaches, parks or recreation areas, or looking to take a relaxing boat ride or possibly ready for a water skiing adventure, Lake Murray has something for everyone! Each year, residents enjoy a beautiful fireworks show in honor of Independence Day. This summer, our students got to experience it for themselves! 


Lake Murray at sunset

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Student Spotlight: Rohan Bhandari

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Madison McCartney posted in Student Spotlights

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What's it like to be a student in the International Accelerator Program here at USC? Take a look at this Student Spotlight to see for yourself!

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Adventures on Sullivan's Island

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Madison McCartney posted in Life at USC

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Earlier this month, our students adventured out to Sullivan's island on a field trip as part of their Marine Science 210 class called "Oceans and Society". This class is a unique course designed to immerse international students in the rich biology and geography of South Carolina's beaches. It gives students a more comprehensive understanding of the unique region where they're living. A trip to the beach to investigate South Carolina's coastline and marine life is the perfect way to get some hands on experience!

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Meet the Team: Tonya Creamer

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Madison McCartney posted in Meet the Team

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Want to know more about the International Accelerator Program team here at USC? Take a listen to what our Career Accelerator Program Advisor, Tonya Creamer, has to say about her job, the city of Columbia and what you'll see her doing on campus!

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Independence Day Party!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Madison McCartney posted in Life at USC

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Red, white and blue and fireworks for as far as your eyes can see! The USC International Accelerator Program team celebrated Independence Day in true American fashion -- by eating barbecue and enjoying outdoor activities!

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USC's International Accelerator Program (IAP) is an immersive yearlong academic experience designed for talented international students with big dreams. Its exceptional first-year program and ongoing signature concierge services will help ensure that your future success has no limits.

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