JVS Scholarship Program

Do you need help paying for your education? Apply for a JVS scholarship.
Online Application Period
January 15, 2015 to March 15, 2015

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be Jewish
  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County for a minimum of three years
  • U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident with a Green Card
  • Planning to attend an accredited public or private college, university in the U.S.
  • Planning to enroll as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 units per term
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA (per term) for Undergraduate Students
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (per term) for Graduate Students
  • Demonstrated and Verifiable financial need including FAFSA (Student aid report)

Completed application and all supplemental materials, including official transcript and letter of recommendation, must be postmarked by March 15, 2015. A complete list of required supplemental materials is available online. Any supplemental materials postmarked after March 15, 2014 will NOT be considered.

For further eligibility and application information, visit http://www.jvsla.org/scholarship

Volunteer for Spirits in Action Day 2015!

USC’s Spirits in Action Day is USC’s version of the Special Olympics. It is a festival-like event for local children with physical and mental disabilities. The event is made free for all participants. We are looking for volunteers to run booths and buddy with a child for the duration of the event.

This year’s event will be on Saturday March 7th from 9am-1pm. Volunteers will receive a free lunch. If you would like to volunteer with us, please register at http://www.spiritsinaction.org/#!volunteer/c1v2b. If you have any questions, please email us at spiritsinactionvolunteers@gmail.com.

Maymester: AMST 499- Tourism in the City of Angeles: Past, Present, Future

Maymester 2015 flyer Pulido

Tourism in the City of Angels: Past, Present and Future
May 19-June 10, 2015
Section: 10447R
Days/Times: TuWTh, 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuition: $6408 (part of Spring Load)

Click here to view syllabus.

For more information, please contact Professor Pulido at lpulido@usc.edu

Extended Deadline for the Rome Program

The Rome Program (May 21-July 10) is still accepting applications for this summer!
The application deadline for the up to eight-unit program is extended to March 13, 2015.

Applications available in the French and Italian Department 155 in Taper Hall.
Attached to this email you will find specifics about the program that offers Italian 120, 150, 220 224 and a Problem without Passport Course (Dornsife students and Italian Majors qualify to apply for a $3000 SURF grant).

For more information visit (and like) our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/USCRomeSummerSession.

There’s Still Time . . . To Apply to Study Abroad Fall 2015

Greetings from Overseas Studies!

Fall 2015 study abroad applications due TODAY for most Dornsife programs. Be sure to drop off your application in THH 341 by 5pm.

And remember, there’s still time to apply to study abroad on our USC Madrid, USC Paris and University of Sussex programs. The deadline for these 3 programs is next Wednesday, 2/25. Stop by our office in THH 341 or email overseas@usc.edu for an application.

If you have any questions about any of our programs or the application process, please email: overseas@usc.edu or call 213.740.3636 for more information or to set up an advising appointment.

Want to stay up-to-date on study abroad-related events and information? Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USCOverseasStudies

See you soon!
The Overseas Studies Team

PWP to Dakar, Senegal — deadline Feb 20!

Dakar, Senegal awaits! Culture, cuisine, history, nightlife, and beaches… experience all of these while learning about and researching Senegal’s rich literary traditions and contemporary literati.

This Problems without Passports class, French 499 (4 units), invites any and all students with a good knowledge of French (intermediate recommended) to apply for this unique course. After one week at USC, we will travel to Dakar, Senegal to spend three weeks with writers, publishers, artists, Senegalese university students, and the like. USC students in anthropology, comparative literature, history, global studies, IR, narrative studies, global health, ASE, sociology, and of course, French, would all gain from this opportunity. For example, if you’re interested in history, your research could focus on writers whose works rewrite and reimagine postcolonial history. Global health? Choose a novel that treats disability and/or disease in Senegal.


Please see attached info flyer for more information or email Dr. Julie Van Dam (Nack Ngue): nackngue@usc.edu.

PWP Medellín Deadline: February 20

The deadline to apply for the Medellín PWP is this Friday, 20 February 2015.  This program will start in Bogotá and go on to Medellín to study at the EAFIT university.  In addition to visits to local sites, monuments, and museums, we will take a several-day trip to Cartagena to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Students take two courses during the seven-week program.  The course taught in Spanish (USC faculty) is based on a Colombian high school civics text and requires a Spanish 220 (or equivalent) level. The second course is taught in English, by Colombian faculty, and focuses on the factors that led to the state of conflict in Medellín and its subsequent resolution.

Applications go directly to Gayle Vierma <vierma@usc.edu>, THH 343D.​