Meet Our International Students

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Would you like to learn more about life on campus as an international student? Visit our current international student blog and read what they have to say about their experience at the College of Charleston!

Meet our current International Student Ambassadors! Feel free to contact them via email or Instagram. Our International Student Ambassadors are excited to chat with you about any questions regarding academics or life as a CofC international student!


eva-nyikos-image Eva Nyikos

 Hometown: Neusiedl am See, Austria
 Languages I speak: German, English
 Major: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

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What are your favorite CofC classes? Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition

At the moment, what is your career goal? To become a physical therapist.

Hobbies and interests: Tennis (however that was always more than a hobby; played and competed professionally), Beach Volleyball, spending time with my dog Shiva (going on walks, brain training)

What CofC clubs/organizations are you part of? Women’s Tennis Team

What is your favorite thing to do at CofC on the weekends or after class? Going for brunch with my girlfriends and teammates, going for a run or walk to the Battery and/or Waterfront Park

About me:

I chose College of Charleston because my sister completed her undergraduate degree at the College of Charleston, and when I decided to transfer after my freshman year from a university in Florida, I knew I was going to go to the College of Charleston. I knew how much Charleston had to offer, so it was an easy decision. I am so happy I chose College of Charleston as it has become a second home to me, and wherever I will go in the future I will always think back to my experience with only positive thoughts.





 Alexandros (Alex) Katsikaris

 Hometown: Athens, Greece
 Languages I speak: Greek, English, Spanish 
 Major: Bachelor of Science in Psychology
 Honors College student


 Instagram: cofcalex





What is your favorite CofC class? Abnormal psychology

What is your career goal? Not a set career goal yet, but I am thinking about going to medical school and becoming a psychiatrist.

Hobbies and interests: Sports (especially basketball and soccer), traveling, spending time with my friends, and meeting new people.

What CofC clubs/organizations are you part of? Intramural basketball and the REACH program

What is your favorite thing to do at CofC on the weekends or after class? I love exploring the city of Charleston and going to the beach in my free time.


About me:

Why did you choose College of Charleston?

One of the main reasons why I chose the College of Charleston was the atmosphere of Charleston. The city really reminds me of Europe, and the people are always happy. 



Here's a sneak peek at what our International alumni are up to:

A graduate from Bulgaria who works at a port in Los Angeles, California, USA:
A recent graduate from Ecuador who founded his ownsustainability/fashion company:
An alumni award winner from Trinidad and Tobago who was on the CofC basketball team: