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Study Abroad

The College of Charleston offers a broad range of study abroad opportunities for its students throughout the year. Many Arts Management students choose to study abroad and enrich their understanding of culture and art with a global perspective. To learn more about studying abroad, please visit the Center for International Education (CIE).

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Global Music Industry Study Abroad - Sweden

The College of Charleston Arts Management Program is pleased to offer a three-week global music industry study abroad program in Sweden each summer. Taught by Artist-In-Residence Mark Bryan and Program Coordinator Claire Long, this course is an in-depth, hands-on, experiential immersion into the music industry. The country of Sweden has seen unparalleled success in the global music industry, and during this program, students will engage directly with top-tier international songwriters, educators, music producers, student peers, and more. The course will examine commercial songwriting and music production through observation, study, and practice. Alongside Swedish student peers, students will experience the life cycle of a song, from ideation all the way to producing a major label quality production. The course covers primary principles, theories, and practices of songwriting, music production, artist development, and international music business practices and structures.

No prior songwriting or audio production experience is required, though students with these skillsets are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tuesday, July 3: Depart the US
Wednesday, July 4: Arrive in Stockholm
Wednesday, July 4 - Saturday, July 7: Tour of Stockholm, including a boat tour of the Archipelago, Vasa Museum, Royal Palace, Gamla Stan, ABBA Museum, visit and discussion with United Screens, and more!
Sunday, July 8: Depart Stockholm for Örebro, check into Örebro University dorms
Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13: Örebro University - Guest Speakers and Intro to Songwriting
Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, July 15: weekend free or optional Gothenberg excursion
Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20: Örebro University - Songwriting, Studio Time, Final Panel Evaluation
Saturday, July 21: Goodbye Party
Sunday, July 22: Travel to Stockholm
Monday, July 23: Depart Sweden

The costs of the program are as follows:

  • Program Fee: $3,800*
  • Airfare: approximately $800 - $1,200
  • Tuition for a 3-credit course, ARTM 360**

*Program Fee includes all lodging, ground transportation while abroad, studio and musician fees, entrance fees and gratuities, International Student ID Card (ISIC), overseas medical insurance, some meals, and the $50 non-refundable application fee (which will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program or the program is cancelled.)
**The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates. Official tuition rates for Summer 2018 have not been set, but one 3-credit course will be around $1,400 for in-state students and $1,800 for out-of-state students.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available through the Center for International Education (CIE) to support College of Charleston degree-seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, two faculty recommendations, and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website.

Additional scholarships are available through the School of the Arts and other schools here at the College. Application deadlines for SOTA funding for summer travel will be shared in the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester.

Students are also encouraged to seek out external scholarships.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
To apply, please visit the application page, on ViaTRM (Google Chrome is the recommended browser). All applicants are subject to a $50 application fee. The Center for International Education and the program directors will require additional steps in the application process prior to full approval. Upon acceptance, the CIE will post the program fee to the student's MyCharleston account and register the student for the appropriate course(s).

For questions about the application or payment process, please contact Sabrina Prioleau at
For questions about the program itself, please contact Claire Long at

Read about our first trip to Sweden in July 2017 on our blog.