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Resources for International Students at GTC: Local Organizations

Upstate International Logo


From an outsider's perspective, you may not realize it. After all, this is the South and people in the Upstate aren't known for boasting. So when you hear that people from over 100 cultures live and work in the area, the picture is clear– the world is at home in the Upstate of South Carolina.

That’s where Upstate International comes in. Welcoming.  Supporting. Celebrating. And educating. Through a month-long series of events designed to highlight the diverse cultures that make up the area. All to promote and foster the continued growth of our little corner of the world.


Upstate Pride SC

Upstate Pride SC empowers people of all gender expressions and sexual identities in the Upstate of South Carolina by promoting acceptance through education, advocacy, and networking.

Hispanic Alliance Logo

Hispanic Alliance of the Upstate of SC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life in our community by coordinating initiatives and building collaborations among service providers, the Hispanic members of our community, and the community at large.


The AHAM (Hispanic-American Women's Association) has been formed with the purpose of uniting the Spanish speaking community of the Upstate of South Carolina, to organize activities that allow us to enjoy our language, culture and folklore, and to raise money to provide educational opportunities for students of Hispanic origin through scholarships. 

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