Our Mission • to stimulate community interest and participation in services to internationals - students, and other visitors during their stay in Columbia • to serve as a clearinghouse for activities with internationals
The Columbia Council for Internationals (CCFI) is a non-profit, all-volunteer group organized in 1965 to offer assistance to international students at the universities and colleges in the Columbia area. The CCFI is officially recognized by the University of South Carolina to offer services to international students.
Scholars, faculty and student coverage while traveling, working or studying outside their home country
Michelle Kwan, 5-time World Figure Skating Champion and Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, explains how you can learn about the world without leaving your community. If you're ready, click here to learn more about The Palmetto Council for International Visitors, a committee of Columbia Council for Internationals and how we can help you expand your world.
The Palmetto Council for International Visitors (PCIV), is a committee of CCFI that is designated by the US State Department as the Midlands affiliate to receive visitors under their National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) program. The CCFI is a non-profit, all-volunteer group organized in 1965 to offer assistance to college and university students and professionals who visit the Columbia Metro area from foreign countries. The CCFI is officially recognized by the University of South Carolina to offer support services to international students.
Our Organization • all-volunteer, non-partisan organization • secular (there is no aspect of religion that is part of CCFI activity) • non-profit, 501 (c) (3) status • committee structure
Our Goals • create a comfortable environment • exchange ideas with people of other cultures for mutual enrichment and understanding • provide opportunities for international visitors to observe and participate in community activities