End of Semester Study Abroad Information Sessions

Greetings from Overseas Studies! We are holding a final series of study abroad information sessions before the end of spring semester. Please reference the information below and attached flyers for more details:

Trinity College Dublin Information Session

Wednesday, April 30th, 1:00-2:00, VKC 157

University College London Information Session

Wednesday, April 30th, 3:00-4:00, THH 119

University of Sussex Information Session

Thursday, May 1st, 12:00-1:00, WPH 101​

Also, applications for Spring 2015 study abroad programs will be available May 6th in our office, CLH 201.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any questions about these or any other study abroad programs!

See you soon,

The Overseas Studies Team







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Study Abroad Walk-In Advising Hours on Fridays (4/4 & 4/11)

To help assist students who are currently arranging their future course plans and considering study abroad, we will have Walk-in Advising from 1:00-4:00 for the next two Fridays (4/4 & 4/11).  This is a great way for students to meet with one of our advisors and figure out how to fit study abroad into their USC careers.

Advisors are available for individual appointments throughout the year (call 213.740.3636 to make an appointment), but Walk-in Advising is a great way to get started with the study abroad process.

Washington Semester Info Session – Study Abroad in D.C.!

Undergraduate students of all majors can study at George Washington University and receive USC units toward their degree. Students will also work at an internship for credit.

Our dates for the info sessions are the following:

Monday, April 7
11am-12pm in RGL 103

Thursday, April 10
3pm-4pm in RGL 215

Tuesday, April 15
12pm-1pm in RGL 103

Wednesday, April 16
3:30pm-4:30pm in RGL 304


Study Abroad in Rio de Janeiro this Summer

USC is offering a study abroad trip/program to Rio de Janeiro from May 19 to June 13. Students can take this class to fulfill the GE 2 requirement. Speaking Portuguese is not required, and there are no pre-reqs for this course.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling deadline, so the sooner you turn in your application, the better your chances are of attending.

If you are interested, just email Ellen M Oliveira at eoliveir@usc.edu.

Attached are the flier, Teacher Rec and Application for the program. Good luck


PORT 250g is a GE course, Category II (Global Cultures and Traditions), and it does not have a language requirement. The program duration is four weeks, with the first week in Los Angeles and the last three weeks in Brazil. While in Brazil students will attend lectures, take a four-day study trip to Salvador, a day trip to Petrópolis, and make other visits of cultural interest to the course.  The course material will draw from literature, visual culture, music, and cultural theory. While in Rio students will live with a Brazilian host family.



Upcoming Spring Study Abroad Information Sessions

Next week the Office of Overseas Studies will be holding a series of information sessions highlighting the following study abroad options for USC students:

· NEW University of Melbourne Information Session

Tuesday, March 25th  12:00-1:00, THH 112

· USC Madrid Program Information Session

Wednesday, March 26th  12:00-1:00, WPH 206

· London School of Economics Information Session

Wednesday, March 26th  2:00-3:00, VKC159

· NEW Program in Istanbul Information Session

Wednesday, March 26th  4:00-5:00, WPH B27

Come join us to learn more about these exciting international opportunities!




Academic & International Fellowships Upcoming Info Sessions

Graduate Study in London Information Session Thursday, March 6, 2014 2:30-3:30pm Leavey Library Auditorium

Representatives from Imperial College London, King’s College London and University College London will be at USC to discuss UK graduate study. During the session, you will learn how to obtain your Master’s degree in 1 year or a PhD degree in 3 years while gaining international experience. Representatives will also cover the benefits of studying in London, the application process, and how to find scholarships to support your studies.

Scholarships for Graduate Study in the United Kingdom with Nilay Vora & Reid Lidow Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12-1pm Leavey Library Auditorium

We are fortunate to have guest speakers Nilay Vora USC alum and Marshall Scholar, and Reid Lidow recent Gates Cambridge recipient, to share their insight and personal stories. You can read more about Reid’s story here: http://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/1630/lidow-awarded-gates-cambridge-scholarship/ Scholarships Covered during session: Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships, time permitting Fulbright Student Grant.

Fulbright Information Session

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Leavey Library Auditorium

General Fellowships Information Session

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Leavey Library Auditorium

Fulbright Information Session

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Leavey Library Auditorium

You can find a full list of the fellowships we support on http://www.usc.edu/programs/ugprograms/aif/

We also consistently post helpful resources and upcoming deadlines on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/uscaif




Paris Summer Program

The School of International Relations would like to announce a new summer internship program in Paris (IR 491).

The Paris Program aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of European policy modeling and contemporary challenges to the European Union. The course will be taken at the American University of Paris and will focus on weekly topics such as: Comparative Public Policy, Citizenship & Immigration, Going Green European Style, and Doing Business in Europe.

Students will also be assigned an IR-related internship with organizations such as UNESCO, OECD, Paris Chamber of Commerce and other NGOs or business/trade groups.

For more information on the program, please contact the program coordinator, Annie Lam (annielam@usc.edu).

New summer course: Indigenous Language Revitalization: FREN 499

Indigenous Language Revitalization: FREN 499 

No previous foreign language experience needed, course is taught in English.  French components are required for French minors and majors.

The Department of French and Italian are offering a 4-unit Problems without Passports course.  The course lasts 7 weeks (May 21-July 8) including a 2-week field experience in Louisiana with New Orleans as the home base.

For more information, please visit the PwP website http://dornsife.usc.edu/fren-499-ilr/ or e-mail Jessica Kanoski at jkanoski@usc.edu



USC Summer Archaeology Courses in Guatemala

Dr. Thomas Garrison will be teaching two summer archaeology courses in Guatemala this year. Apply by March 14th for a chance to attend! Check out http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/arc/guatemala.html for more information.
ANTH 400 – Maya Resilience: Conducting Past and Present Identities

This Problems Without Passport course (ANTH 400) studies how the Maya people of Central America have forged a strong cultural identity in both the past and present, as well as the role archaeology has played in this process. Through visits to archaeological sites, museums, and Maya communities students will engage with the complexities of issues relating to the frequently conflicting interests of indigenous cultural heritage and national economic development.

ANTH 450 – Field Research in Maya Archaeology

An associated summer course, ANTH 450 – Field Research in Maya Archaeology, will be available to a select group of students. This course allows students to participate in an archaeological dig in the Maya lowlands of Guatemala. It is by application only and must be taken in conjunction with the Problems Without Passport Course on Maya Resilience. Students will learn drawing and photographic documentation, horizontal excavation, total station survey, tunneling, and excavation of monumental architecture.

Interested students will need to submit an application and a letter of recommendation from a USC faculty member to Thomas Garrison (thomas.garrison@usc.edu) by March 14, 2014. An application is required for both ANTH 400 and ANTH 450. Both applications can be downloaded at http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/arc/guatemala.html .

Information Session: Scholarships for Graduate Study in the United Kingdom

An information session on prestigious scholarships for graduate study in the United Kingdom will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 12-1 PM, Leavey Library Auditorium.  We are fortunate to have guest speakers Nilay Vora USC alum and Marshall Scholar, and Reid Lidow recent Gates Cambridge recipient, to share their insight and personal stories.

Whether you’re in the early stages of researching post-baccalaureate programs or in the process of developing your application, we encourage you to take advantage of this one time spring semester opportunity!  *Scholarships Covered: Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships, time permitting Fulbright Student Grant.


There’s still time to apply to study abroad in Madrid and Paris!

There’s still time to apply to study abroad on our USC Madrid and USC Paris programs for Fall 2014! Stop by the Office of Overseas Studies (CLH 201) to pick up an application and submit it by Friday, February 28th.

We are here to support you throughout your study abroad experience – let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the application or study abroad process!

See you soon,

The Overseas Studies Team