Winthrop’s International Center assists students in making arrangements for study abroad. Winthrop maintains associations with institutions in China, Austria, Germany, Egypt, England, Spain, France, Taiwan, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Japan and Australia. Opportunities for summer study abroad are provided through the Center’s study abroad programs and through special summer offerings at other foreign institutions.
Characteristic of an institution that encourages diversity, Winthrop University offers support for the unique needs of students from other countries. The International Student Advisor’s Office helps integrate international students into American society, provides assistance with problems encountered on campus and in the community, and advises students on immigration procedures and other matters.
An international student advisor is available to discuss special concerns or issues with students, while the Winthrop International Culture Club promotes cultural exchange and social activities among the general student population, including an annual International Education Week in the fall semester. Other events focusing on the diversity of student life are sponsored by interested campus and community groups.