Welcome to Columbia International University! 

We are excited that God has led you to continue your training at Columbia International University (CIU). We trust you will find a community of believers interested in learning from you and a faculty eager to train you. We count it a special privilege to have you on our campus. These links and the International Student Handbook are designed to provide basic information about the United States, Columbia and CIU. It will answer many of your questions about immigration guidelines, academic standards, institutional requirements and cultural distinctives. It will probably not answer all of your questions, but it will help you to be more knowledgeable and more comfortable in this new setting.

  -Rick Swift, International Student Advisor 

International Student Services
Columbia International University

7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203
Located on the 1st floor of the Rossi Student Center
Rick Swift (PDSO)
Dean of Student Life 
Kim Pippin 
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Student Life 
Phone: 803.807.5234
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)

The International Student Association (ISA) is an organization designed to cater to those students who are far away from home. They hold events and get togethers to help new students get involved and acquainted with a new surrounding.

If you would like more information about connecting with ISA, email StudentLife@ciu.edu for more information