USC is a leading educational institution in the United States and has a growing roster of innovative programs that span the globe. The following is a selection from among hundreds of programs that offer academic exchanges, support cross-cultural scholarly collaboration, and bring U.S.-based students and international scholars together in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding.
The World Bachelor in Business (WBB) partnership is a bold new direction in higher education. A cohort of 45 students from across the globe study at three highly regarded business schools (USC Marshall School of Business, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi) each in a major economic and cultural zone. At the end of four years, students have completed the required coursework for all three universities, earning a bachelor’s degree from each institution.
World-renowned institutions partner with the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC as members of the Viterbi iPodia (ViP) Alliance. This ViP Alliance is underpinned by cooperative agreements that exchange courseware, classroom instruction, and learning seats across institutional boundaries.ViP Alliance members retain their independent identities and unique curriculum designs, but work together in courseware development and classroom instruction. iPodia is not theory – it’s already in practice. Students from ten universities around the world are collaborating in courses together.
Graduate fellowship awards provide the opportunity for emerging artists to pursue study in any one of USC’s six preeminent arts schools — USC School of Architecture, USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC Roski School of Art and Design, USC Thornton School of Music, USC School of Dramatic Arts and USC Kaufman School of Dance, along with the USC Fisher Museum where historic, modern and contemporary work are exhibited. Tuition, travel and living expenses are covered by the fellowship, allowing the student to focus on creativity and producing new work, while learning from USC’s world renowned arts faculty.
The Office of International Services (OIS) supports international students and scholars as they strive to achieve their educational, professional, and personal objectives. OIS is a resource center that provides advising, information, and opportunities for involvement to help members of the USC international community make the most of their USC experience. Recognizing the many benefits of international educational exchange, OIS advocates for these benefits on campus, locally and nationally.
USC Dornsife offers exciting and diverse opportunities to spend a semester or year studying abroad with over 50 programs in 28 countries. Some programs include opportunities for research, experiential learning or an internship. All students are encouraged to integrate study abroad into their overall USC experience.
The USC International Academy invites extraordinarily talented international students to pursue their educational goals in one of our four avenues of study. Program offerings include an intensive English program, a pre-master’s program and a master’s preparation program.