University of South Carolina RUF International

Join us every Thursday at Noon for a Free Lunch at BCM

Welcome to RUF International at USC! Our purpose is to welcome international scholars and their families from all nations, help them explore and understand the Gospel of Christ in a non-threatening and safe environment, and to equip Christian internationals to be servant-leaders for God's Kingdom.

Join Us

International Sunday School Class

Sundays at 10 AM
Room 308 Thornwell Building, First Presbyterian Church (Corner of Marion and Washington Streets)

Free Lunch for International Students

Thursdays at Noon
BCM Building on South Main Street, Free Conversational English Class following the lunch (optional), 1-2 PM

Meet Our Team

Scott Andes

Scott Andes

Campus Minister

Scott is originally from the Annapolis, Maryland area. He did his undergraduate studies at the Virginia Military Institute where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Modern Lanugages. He served eight years as a Naval Fight Officer, tracking submarines all over the Pacific Ocean and serving on an Admiral’s staff at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. When the Iron Curtain fell, Scott resigned his commission in the Navy, joined the The Navigators, and ministered for three years among university students in Moscow, Russia. He then moved to Columbia, South Carolina and began graduate studies in Theology at Columbia International University, graduating in 2000 with a Masters of Divinity degree. During this time, he met his lovely wife, Victoria, a family practice physician in Columbia, and fell completely and utterly in love. Together, in 2002, they returned overseas to work with national pastors and church planters in Moscow, Almaty (Kazakhstan) , and most recently, Kyiv, where Scott served as the Dean of Students at the Evangelical Reformed Seminary of Ukraine for eight years. Scott is an ordained minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He and Victoria have three children: Nathan (16), Amy (16) and Diana (14). They love traveling, snow skiing, eating Thai food, watching silly romantic comedies, and welcoming international students. This is his first year as a campus minister at the University of South Carolina with RUF International.