NEW PWP to the Camino de Santiago in Spain, SUMMER 2016

Information session is Dec. 2, KAP 352, Noon to 1, free food

Showing part of film:  “Six Ways to Santiago” and discussing the trip.

This is a medical anthropology class (Anthropology 301: The Global Performance in Healing) about pilgrimage, healing, and conducting anthropological fieldwork.  The class can receive credit in the Spanish department and possibly Religious Studies as well.  The Camino de Santiago is a medieval pilgrimage route that traverses northwestern Europe and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela where the remains of the apostle Saint James are interred. The pilgrimage route follows ancient Roman trade roads and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The class will spend two weeks in the classroom and then, true to anthropology, we will walk a portion (211 miles) of the medieval pilgrimage route interviewing pilgrims and hospitaleros (inn-keepers) along the Camino, record research in blog posts and compose a final research paper on healing.  The trip will be in Spain from approximately May 22-June 12th.

Contact:  Erin P. Moore, Department of Anthropology,


GESM 130g Seminar: Music and Class in American Society


The Department of French and Italian is pleased to present a new PWP to Dakar, Senegal for Summer 2016.

Do you want to experience cosmopolitan, diverse, dynamic Africa? Its culture, its literature, its writers, and its big questions? And, maybe its beaches, too? Join this PWP to do all of this and more. Explore, among other topics: gender equity, economic development, immigration, and politics all through the lenses of literature and culture. Meet writers, interview cultural dignitaries, collaborate with Senegalese university students.

APPLY NOW! Contact Dr. Julie Van Dam in the Department of French and Italian for more information or to apply:

Spring 2016 POSC Courses!

Alternative Spring Breaks

The Center for Service Programs has offered USC students the opportunity to explore numerous issues and problems across the U.S. since 1992, when we began to take students to the Navajo Nation in Utah. Since then, we have built long-lasting partnerships with governmental, non-profit and community organizations throughout the country.

We also offer opportunities for international service; last spring students traveled Isla Mujeres (ASB Isla) to continue our work with the effects of ecotourism; and Guatemala (ASB Guatemala) to continue our work with an elementary school. During Spring 2015, we volunteered with organizations addressing issues of homelessness, environmental conservation, health care disparities, cultural preservation, and juvenile justice reform. Please read the descriptions below to check out our trips for 2015-2016.

For questions about the Alternative Spring Break Program or any of the AB Trips below, email us at


AWB Tahiti is accepting applicants!
Tahiti is included within the general AB Application For All Trips to make it easy and simple!

A large number of students have emailed about missing the Alternative Breaks Application Deadline.
Due to popular demand, we are leaving the application open for one more week! However some trips are already well beyond their capacity so it will be first come first serve basis! Apply soon before your trip is no longer available!

Alternative Breaks at USCASB Blurbs

Maymester – Cultures of Brazil & Lusophone Africa

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences announces its Maymester course, Cultures of Brazil and Lusophone Africa, PORT 250g, to be taught at USC and Brazil (Salvador & Rio de Janeiro) in the Spring 2016. Students in the program will attend lectures, and visit several sites of interst to the course Corcovado, Rio’s Municipal Theater, Projac, Santa Marta, Fundação Casa Jorge Amado, Balé Folclórico da Bahia, among others. While in Salvador students will live with a Brazilian host family.

Progressive Degree Program Information Session

Thursday, November 19, 2015

2:00 PM

WPH 106