Columbia Council for Internationals (CCFI) is an organization of people in the Columbia area who volunteer their services to provide hospitality at NO COST to students from other countries. The CCFI representative can
-   meet you on arrival at the Columbia Airport (CAE) or Greyhound bus station,
-   take you to your destination,
-   provide you with information about Columbia, if needed.

All CCFI drivers are volunteers. They are happy to meet you at the airport and take you to your destination. Please be certain to contact  your assigned driver if your flight plans change so they do not make unnecessary trips.

Also notify the International Student Services office at

Phone 1 (803) 777-7461  

Telex 805038 USC INTL CLB
(c) 2015, Columbia Council for Internationals
PO Box 50954
Columbia, South Carolina 29250-0954


The following taxi services provide transportation from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.  Fees to the USC Campus and nearby apartments and hotels range from $25 - $35.  The taxi pick-up area is just outside the terminal - lower level Baggage Claim area. 

Apple Jack Taxi           803-422-7588

Available Taxi              803-206-0486

Blue Ribbon Taxi        803-754-8163

Capitol City Cab          803-794-2225

Carolina Taxi                803-822-8294

Checker Yellow Cab   803-799-3311

United Cab                   803-900-8518

Date of Arrival
Time of Arrival
Flight # to Columbia SC (CAE)
Your Last (Family) Name
Your First Name
Email: (Make sure to enter correct email)
Field of study
Is your spouse coming with you?
Ages of children.
What is the name of your dormitory?
Your off-campus address, if any
How many pieces of luggage
Please ask a question or supply additional information below:
2015, Columbia Council for Internationals
PO Box 50954
Columbia, South Carolina 29250-0954
Find out about public transportation in Columbia, when buying a car is not an option. There is information about how to use public transportation and discount buses for going shopping to Walmart and Aldi, going to the movies, going to Charlotte, going to New York, etc.
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CMRT Bus system
If you have submitted an application but have not received a response, please submit your application again. We were experiencing an issue with the online form, which has since been fixed. We would love to help you and apologize for the inconvenience - please apply today!  You may apply up to two days prior to arrival.