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CU Global Connect

CU Global Connect

About CU Global Connect

The CU Global Connect program is an innovative approach to learning designed for high-achieving international students. Located on Clemson’s beautiful campus in upstate South Carolina, the CU Global Connect programs offer a variety of non-credit academic enrichment experiences for international students that desire to take advantage of Clemson’s international reputation and world-class training. By participating in one of these programs, students will be introduced to Clemson’s outstanding faculty and award-wining libraries, research laboratories, and technology centers. Depending on the program selected, students may attend classroom sessions led by professors and university instructors, engage in innovative research projects, visit US companies and organizations, travel into local communities, and travel to sites of cultural and historical significance.


Program Offerings

Whether you are in high school or university, the CU Global Connect program has enjoyable and challenging options for you.


  • The Academic Focus Programs are two or four week programs that concentrate on a specific academic topic organized by a lead professor or cooperating academic department. Current program offerings include diverse subjects such as astronomy, international business, creative writing, design thinking, digital media, engineering, genetics, and VR technology.

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  • English language learners wanting to refine their skills to increase their competitive advantage in university studies and professional activities should consider one of the English Language Programs. Built on highly successful models, these programs combine intensive classroom learning with authentic field work on campus and in surrounding communities.

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  • The Global Connections Program is for academically motivated high school students looking for an impactful learning experience at a top-ranked public university. These short-term programs are offered between January and October and allow students to explore both innovative and traditional focuses, from virtual reality to cultural exchange.

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By attending a CU Global Connect program, you will:

  • attend challenging academic sessions led by professors and experienced instructors
  • participate in faculty-led research projects
  • experience life on a top-ranked public university in the United States
  • develop relationships with professors and industry professionals
  • learn how to use your international background to achieve success in the marketplace
  • build cultural skills as you interact with students from different backgrounds
  • visit well-known attractions and famous landmarks
  • enjoy recreational activities in the beautiful upstate region of South Carolina
  • attend information sessions on US college admissions
  • receive a certificate of accomplishment from Clemson University
  • improve your written and verbal English language abilities (ESOL Learners only)

Contact CU Global Connect
international@clemson.edu · 1.864.656.1455