The Southern Semester Program provides international students the opportunity to spend either one semester or one academic year studying at Presbyterian College.

To learn more about this program, please refer to the Southern Semester brochures below:

Southern Semester
Southern Semester (PDF in French)
Southern Semester (PDF in Japanese)
Southern Semester (PDF in Korean)
Southern Semester (PDF in Spanish)

There are two different categories of Southern Semester participants, as described below:


International exchange students come to Presbyterian College for a semester or an academic year from one of our exchange partner universities. If your university does not include an exchange program you should apply as a direct enroll student. To determine if you are an exchange or direct enroll student, email PC’s Office of International Programs. Students must carry a full-time course load (12 credit hours) each semester.

Direct Enroll

PC’s direct enroll program is designed for international students from universities that do not have an exchange agreement with PC. Direct enroll students have all the benefits of regular PC students and can participate in all activities organized for international students on campus. Students must carry a full-time course load (12 credit hours) each semester.

Application & Admission Requirements


May 1 – for the academic year or fall semester program
November 1 – for the spring semester program


Students applying to Presbyterian College through direct enroll or an exchange program should meet the following requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled in a degree program at one of our affiliated institutions
  • English Proficiency:
    • TOEFL score of 550 (79 if online)
    • IELTS score of 6.5
    • TOEIC score of 800

Note: International students interested in Presbyterian College’s four-year degree program and those interested in transferring should apply through the Admissions Office.

Application Process
  • We must receive all completed items in Step 1 before an application is considered complete. All documents can be submitted either online or via email to
  • Once your application is completely approved, you will receive information relating to your program of study at Presbyterian College along with your visa application papers.

Note: All international students must purchase international student health insurance from Presbyterian College as a condition of their visa.

Application Checklist

Step One:

Step Two (submit after acceptance):