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Where is CIU?

CIU is out in the country and close to town, offering the best of both worlds. Our quiet, cozy campus is just a few miles from the heart of Columbia, South Carolina’s capital city.

Along with big-time sporting events, gathering spots like coffee shops and a diverse range of dining and music venues cater to college students.

Shopping options — from eclectic boutiques to major malls — are readily available. And along with being notably student-friendly, Columbia also offers a wide range of educational, entertainment and living options for young families.

Meanwhile, outdoorsy types can take advantage of the paddling, boating, fishing, hiking and camping available at the rivers, lakes, state parks and forests that grace the Midlands. That's what we call central South Carolina. Columbia is in the middle of the Midlands, just a couple hours from the North Carolina mountains and the Palmetto State’s beaches.

It’s an easy drive from CIU to Charleston, Charlotte, Greenville and Atlanta. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport offers direct flights to cities such as Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. Amtrak and Greyhound also serve Columbia.

Schedule a visit for a campus tour and discover Columbia while you’re here. Getting here is easy. Staying here is too. Get directions!


Celebrating Reconciliation through Theological Education

March 02, 2016
The CIU Ambassador Choir joins with the Allen University Choir in Hoke Auditorium on the CIU campus

Columbia International University and Allen University in Columbia celebrated the lives of two professors who worked toward reconciliation through theological education.   

Dr. Gregory Grooms of Allen University, and Dr. William Larkin of CIU touched countless lives in their own spheres of influence, but also worked together for the good of the Kingdom of God beyond their institutions and denominations. Dr. Grooms died in 2015; Dr. Larkin died in 2014.

Exploring God's Global Story

March 01, 2016
CIU students meet mission reps at World Christian Week

CIU Celebrates World Christian Week

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University students were invited to become a part of God’s mission around the world at February’s annual World Christian Week at CIU. The week, which was organized by students, included Chapel messages, activities, and a special prayer day, challenging students to become a part of what God is doing all over the world.


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