Graduate Study in London Info Session at USC

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.

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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

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Problems Without Passports Summer Course

The Spatial Sciences Institute will be offering a 4-unit, Problems Without Passport course, “SSCI-499: GeoDesign Practice: The European Experience.”

Students will conduct research with international GeoDesign experts in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht, and apply Dutch urban planning, geospatial technologies, and environmental design principles to address an LA-area societal challenge of your choice.

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Africa Student Fund Application Now Live – Applications Due February 22

The USC Africa Student Fund is an endowment to support undergraduate student travel to African countries for study, research, service-based learning and internships.

Since its inception in 2010, the USC Africa Student Fund has supported students representing various USC Schools in their travel to countries such as Senegal, South Africa, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

The online application is now available until February 22, 2014.  Students should apply no more than 10 months prior to their departure date, and preferably within six months of leaving. One student recipient will be selected during each application period. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA to be eligible.

The application process includes submission of an online application, two-page personal statement, and faculty recommendation letter.

Within one month of their return to the United States, student award recipients will submit a five-page reflective essay detailing the value of their experience in Africa.

For more information and to apply, please have your students visit: undergrad.usc.edu/global/africa_student_fund.html

There’s still time! Apply to study abroad Fall 2014/Academic Year 2014-15!

There’s still time to apply to study abroad Fall 2014/Academic Year 2014-15! Stop by the Overseas Studies office (CLH 201) to pick up an application and submit by the following deadlines:

· February 18th:  All Dornsife Semester/Academic Year Programs

· February 28th:  USC Paris & USC Madrid

We have walk-in advising Monday – Friday from 10:00-3:30 (through February 14th) so stop by our office to meet with one of our advisors today. 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!

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Travel to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania or Lima, Peru with USC Medlife this summer!

USC Medlife will be taking a group of students to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in May to work alongside a non-profit running an education center for orphans. Students will run medical clinics, help provide health education, and help plan longterm development projects, while getting to tour the area and visit Mount Kilimanjaro.

USC Medlife will also be taking a group of students to Lima, Peru in August to set up medical clinics in the slums, shadow doctors, dentists, and pharmacists, and work on community development projects such as building staircases.

Please see the application here for dates and pricing details; applications are due by February 16th. Email uscmedlife@gmail.com with any questions.

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Fall 2014/Academic Year 2014-15 Study Abroad Deadlines

Looking to study abroad Fall 2014/Academic Year 2014-15? There is still time to apply! Study abroad applications are available in our office (CLH 201) and are due by the following deadlines:

· February 18th:  All Dornsife Semester/Academic Year Programs

· February 28th:  USC Paris & USC Madrid

We have walk-in advising Monday – Friday from 10:00-3:30 (through February 14th) so stop by our office to meet with one of our advisors today. We are here to support you throughout your study abroad experience so let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the application or study abroad process!

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USC Office of Academic & International Fellowships

Fellowships For Current Sophomores or Juniors:

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship – The scholarship provides undergraduate funding for students interested in a career in mathematics, natural science or engineering and who intend to pursue a doctoral degree.Deadline: February 19, 2014.

Udall Scholarship – The scholarship provides undergraduate funds up to $5,000 for students interested in pursuing a career in tribal public policy, Native American health care, or the environment. Students attend an orientation in Arizona as part of the scholarship. Students from all majors are eligible to apply. Deadline: February 10, 2014.

Undergraduate Summer, Fall, or Spring Study Abroad:

Gilman Scholarship – For summer 2014, fall 2014, and academic year 2014-2015 study abroad programs – deadline is March 4, 2014. The scholarship funds study abroad programs for students who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant.

For Current Freshmen or Sophomores:

Fulbright UK Summer Institute – The program funds 3-6 week academic & cultural summer programs in UK. Eligible undergraduates must have at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete at USC. Past topics have included: Shakespeare, archaeology, Scotland, the arts, Ireland, and contemporary Wales. Deadline: February 27 or March 6, 2014 (depends on institute selected).

Graduate Study or Service Opportunity:

Rotary Global Grants – Rotary supports international humanitarian activities and/or graduate study with sustainable high-impact outcomes in one or more of the six areas of focus listed on the website. The grant is offered for any country with a Rotary club. Deadline: Spring semester(varies by club).

More information about fellowships (including application instructions) clickhere. We post useful resources and deadline information on our Facebook page.

Panrimo

Studying or interning abroad? In 2014, we’re giving away $1 Million dollars in scholarships! Here is a link to our Panrimo Scholarships page with information regarding all of our scholarship offerings.

In addition, the Social Media and Get Global Scholarships are awarded to students based on their skills and savvy, not grade point average. We want all students to study and intern abroad and this money helps!

USC Study Abroad Fair Tomorrow

It’s finally here!  The campus-wide Study Abroad Fair is tomorrow, Thursday, January 30th from 10:00-2:00 on Trousdale.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about the wide range of study abroad opportunities here at USC and meet with program representatives and alumni.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Study Abroad Week Events for Wednesday, Jan. 29th

This Wednesday, January 29th Overseas Studies will host information sessions on our exciting new program in Shanghai, China and our program option at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.  Please see attached flyers for more information and the full schedule for Study Abroad Week (January 27th – 30th).  And don’t forget to join us for the campus-wide Study Abroad Fair this Thursday, January 30th from 10:00-2:00 on Trousdale!

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Summer (2014) Roman Excavation Class (4 units) at Ostia/Rome, Italy: AHIS 325 (June 9 – July 20): Deadline for the Housing Deposit, Friday, Feb. 28: See flyer

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