Welcoming the world
to Columbia, South Carolina
since 1965

The Columbia Council for Internationals (CCFI) welcomes international visitors and students to Columbia, SC with southern hospitality.

Strengthening collaboration and understanding of Internationals and the Midlands of South Carolina through professional, educational, and cultural programs.

Columbia is the capital of South Carolina and home to the University of South Carolina as well as an eclectic mix of stores, restaurants, entertainment venues and numerous parks. You’ll find restaurants, shops, art galleries, and offices spaces in many of the area’s historic buildings creating a beautiful blend of old and new.

There’s so much to see and do in the Columbia Metro area, you’ll never get bored. Visit the many museums, tour historic buildings and gardens, enjoy some time on the river or Lake Murray, explore Congaree National Park, and don’t forget to visit the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens; there’s something for everyone!

You can learn more about the area by visiting Experience Columbia SC