South Carolina is becoming an increasingly popular destination for both international students and students from the US. One reason for this may be the fact that South Carolina's climate is perfect; it isn't unbearably hot in the summer, and isn't unbearably cold in the winter. To people who are familiar with it, the thought of South Carolina carries images of clean air and natural beauty in the form of anything from mountains to beaches, but also of thriving cities and small towns where the distinctive Southern hospitality and charm are expressed. The state is home to a number of important historical sites. The city of Charleston, for example, has existed since 1670, and was one of the biggest cities in the United States for some time. Some of the natural attractions that draw people to South Carolina are Lake Jocassee and the Jocassee Gorge, which is often called the Grand Canyon of the East Coast, the “Forty Acre Rock”, massive sunflower fields spread across the state, Myrtle Beach, and the Isle of Palms. As an international student looking to study in South Carolina, there are a wide variety of schools and programs that you can choose from, many of which are considered to be some of the best in the country.