Study Abroad Fall 2015 Applications Now Available

Greetings from Overseas Studies!

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

As we near the end of the semester we are excited to announce that applications for study abroad during Fall 2015/full Academic Year 15-16 are now available.  You can stop by our office or email overseas@usc.edu and indicate the program to which you’re applying (be sure to check minimum eligibility requirements listed in the program brochures our website).  Get an early start on applications over winter break!

Application deadlines are listed below:

  • February 18th: All Dornsife Semester Programs
  • February 25th: USC Paris & USC Madrid

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Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
The Overseas Studies Team

Problems without Passports Info Session: Medellín, Colombia 2015

INFORMATION SESSION:  Tuesday, 9 December 2015, 1pm, THH 309J
http://dornsife.usc.edu/colombia-local-context-and-international-relations/

This Problems without Passports program takes intrepid students to Medellín, Colombia to experience the transformation that the city has undergone as the years of strife and conflict were resolved.  Students will study in the living urban laboratory that was named Innovative City of the Year in 2013.  The Wall Street Journal, Citi, and the Urban Land Institute chose Medellín, ahead of New York and Tel Aviv, based on its economy, urban development, culture, and livability as the most innovative city in the world.  The city, previously known for crime and drug trade, shines as a safe and innovative place to live, study, and do business.  It is a vibrant metropolis that is connected by a system of metros, aerial cable cars (metrocable), buses, taxis that make getting around easy and economical.

Medellín is situated in the Andes mountains and offers a temperate climate year-round that makes it “The City of Eternal Spring.”  It is home to the Escuela de Adminstración y Finanazas e Instituto Tecnológico (EAFIT) where the University of Southern California offers this unique summer program with the theme of Conflict and resolution.  We offer two courses that examine how Medellín resolved its social conflict and evolved into a community that celebrates its prominence as the second largest city and economy in Colombia.

Business, educational sectors, and the government have unified to physically unite the social strata of the city.  There are covered escalators to bring the poorest citizens from the outskirts of the city into the city center so that they may integrate themselves into the labor force and benefit from the burgeoning economy.  Business and government have collaborated to create cultural spaces, such as the Modern Art Museum and the Museum of Remembrance, that celebrate the arts and recall the conflict that transformed Medellín.

The universities of the city strive to be welcoming spaces that reflect the importance of education for all, shared social responsibility, and respect the environment in the process.  EAFIT leads the pack in this area.  The Medellín campus is in the city center, an American-style college campus filled with local flora and fauna, where future leaders study and socialize.

Dijon Meeting: Nov 20th THH 120 3:30pm-5pm.

The Department of French and Italian at USC offers students the opportunity to improve their knowledge of French language, literature, and culture – while earning four university credits – during our four‐week summer program.

Dijon, two hours southeast of Paris by train and three hours from Geneva, is the capital of Burgundy, France’s most famous wine region and lies at one of Europe’s historic crossroads. The city boasts a famous university and is a renowned center of art, commerce and industry.

During the program, students will have time to enjoy the city’s considerable charms, as well as the opportunity to participate in a variety of extra‐curricular activities. Weekend excursions are planned so that the students may discover some of France’s historical and artistic treasures.

4 weeks-4 units (May 31-June 26, 2015)

For more information, contact: Dr. Colin Keaveney or the French Language Program Director, Prof. Atiyeh Showrai, at showrai@usc.edu.

Rome Summer Program Informational meeting Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in THH 120 at 3pm.

The Department of French and Italian offers students the opportunity to study and live in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Rome. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. Students are encouraged to take both one intensive Italian language course and a four-unit Problems Without Passports* course that will explore Italy’s “Lost Generation” of youth from political, economic, and social dimensions, or either course. Excursions to nearby cities, visits to local museums and sites, and many cultural and social events are planned and included in the cost of tuition.

Students live with an Italian family.

The seven-week program is offered at the undergraduate level.

USC Madrid Information Session

Greetings from Overseas Studies!

Join us this week for our last information session of the semester and learn more about the wonderful USC Madrid Program.  USC Madrid Alumni will be joining us to share their experiences on the program and lunch will be served.  Please see information below:

USC Madrid Information Session

Wednesday, November 19, 12:00-1:00 in VKC 101

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Now You Know: How to Get Research

Interested in research? But don’t know how to start? Join The Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows for a stimulating and informative workshop on how to find research experiences at USC and abroad! Learn how to get a mentor, get funded and how research can help you in school and for your future career! The workshop will be held Tuesday November 11th at 5pm in VKC 154. There will be a fantastic panel of student researchers and dinner will be served.

Study SPAN 220 in Valencia, Spain

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese announces a four-­week program in Valencia, Spain, for the summer of 2015. Improve your knowledge of the Spanish language and culture, and fulfill your language requirement while living in one of Spain’s most interesting cities. Students will take SPAN 220; live in a colegio mayor (student residence); explore Valencia through visits to museums and historical sties; and participate in cultural events around the city and beyond.

The program is open to qualified undergraduate students who have successfully completed SPAN 150 or have placed into SPAN 220.

For more information, contact Prof. Marianna Chodorowska-Pilch, chodorow@usc.edu, 213-740-1258.

Come to our informational meeting to learn more of this unique opportunity:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
1:00-2:00pm
Location: THH 120

USC reserves the right to cancel any program in the case of an emergency beyond its control, or to cancel programs due to low enrollement or unavailability of faculty. Should the program be cancelled, deposits will be refunded to students. Students must register for one course only. If the program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the decision to do so will be made by April 2015.