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About the University

 The University of South Carolina is proud to host the Conference on Critical Pedagogy and Paulo Freire-Freire50.  We enjoy a rich history of more than 200 years of academic leadership, and we’re building on that tradition. Find out more about our history, the people who make us successful and how to help shape our future.  Make time to enjoy ourHistoric Horseshoe during your stay. 

About Columbia


Columbia, South Carolina, was established in 1786. Its location on three rivers was considered to be important to the region and to the state’s economic growth and development. The city became home to the state capital and is the largest city in South Carolina.

Popular destinations in Columbia include The Vista, the South Carolina State House, South Carolina State Museum,Edventure Children’s Museum, shows at the Colonial Life Arena and the Koger Center for the Arts, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens and Congaree National Park.  Visit the Columbia Visitors Bureau for a full list of attractions in the city and South Carolina Tourism for enjoyable excursions within the state.  Consider extending your visit and relax at one of South Carolina’s fabulous beaches or visit Charleston, SC, one of America’s oldest cities.