Fisher Fellowship Program – APPLY NOW!

Attention first-generation freshmen! If you’re interested in taking part in the many incredible extracurricular programs that Dornsife offers, but don’t have the resources to do so, the Fisher Fellowship Program is for you.

The Fisher Fellowship is the first program at USC Dornsife that enables first-generation students with financial needs to fully participate in the enrichment opportunities that are at the heart of the college. Students selected for this program will receive between $6,000 and $10,000, which may be used over a three-year period to participate in programs that involve international travel or field research, such as study abroad or Problems Without Passports. Additionally, Fisher Fellows will choose a service project each year that gives back to a selected community, which may include partnerships with local and global nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity, Oxfam, or the Sierra Club.

To be eligible, students must:

·         Have a 3.0 cumulative USC GPA or better

·         Be a first-generation student: applicant is the first person in their family to attend college

·         Have demonstrated financial need

·         Be a freshman at the time of application

·         Have declared a major in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH. If you’re interested in the program but unable to submit an application at that time, please email Danika Newlee at newlee@usc.edu to inquire about the possibility of an extension.

All application materials and instructions are available on our website: https://dornsife.usc.edu/fisher-fellows-program/

We look forward to hearing from you!

PWP Info Session for Guatemala

STUDY ABROAD IN GUATEMALA THIS SUMMER!!

Problems Without Passports (PWP) MDA 499: Health, Disease, Language and Culture: GUATEMALA!

May 21st – June 12th 2016

Info Session THIS FRIDAY!!!

February 5th @ 12pm in HNB 120F

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN HNB 120

Questions?

Contact: Dr. Erin Quinn

erinquin@usc.edu

(See attached flyer for more information)

Fisher Fellows Program

FF Promo Flyer 2016Attention first-generation students! If you’re interested in taking part in the many incredible extracurricular programs that Dornsife offers, but don’t have the resources to do so, the Fisher Fellowship Program is for you.

The Fisher Fellowship is the firsFF Promo Flyert program at USC Dornsife that enables first-generation students with financial needs to fully participate in the enrichment opportunities that are at the heart of the college. Students selected for this program will receive between $6,000 and $10,000, which may be used over a three-year period to participate in programs that involve international travel or field research, such as study abroad or Problems Without Passports. Additionally, Fisher Fellows will choose a service project each year that gives back to a selected community, which may include partnerships with local and global nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity, Oxfam, or the Sierra Club.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Have a 3.0 cumulative USC GPA or better
  • Be a first-generation student: applicant is the first person in their family to attend college
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Be a freshman at the time of application
  • Have declared a major in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10THIf you’re interested in the program but unable to submit an application at that time, please email Danika Newlee at newlee@usc.edu to inquire about the possibility of an extension.

All application materials and instructions are available on our website: https://dornsife.usc.edu/fisher-fellows-program/

We look forward to hearing from you!

PWP Info Session: Dakar – Louisiana – Rome

                        

Do you want to travel, experience a new culture and meet locals while earning upper division course credit?

Find out about three exciting PWP opportunities offered this summer at an upcoming info session:

DAKAR  — LOUISIANA — ROME

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

3 – 4 PM

Taper 120

Refreshments served!

If you cannot attend this Info Session but are interested in one of these programs, please contact:

Julie Van Dam (Dakar): julie.vandam@usc.edu
Jessica Kanoski (Lousiana): kanoski@usc.edu
James Fortney (Rome): fortney@usc.edu

Study Urban Sustainability and Design in the Netherlands, Summer 2016

Conduct research with international experts in urban sustainability and design (Geodesign) in the Netherlands this summer by participating in SSCI-350: International Geodesign taught by Prof. Darren Ruddell.  SSCI-350 is a 4-unit USC Dornsife Problems without Passports (PWP) course that examines complex challenges between population growth and urban development and includes a two-week living-learning experience in Amsterdam where students apply Dutch urban planning and environmental design principles in a case study setting.  This course is open to all majors.

Join us for an information session on Tuesday, February 2 from noon-1pm in AHF B57J – a free pizza lunch is included!  Applications due February 12.

Find more information about SSCI-350 at: http://spatial.usc.edu/index.php/undergraduate/b-s-in-geodesign/problems-without-passports/

Study Abroad Week

Greeting from Overseas Studies!

We have a number of announcements to share.

Study Abroad Week features information sessions on USC’s diverse international program offerings and the campus-wide Study Abroad Fair on January 28th.  Don’t miss out on these great events!  Visit our website for more information.

USC STUDY ABROAD WEEK
Monday, Jan. 25th

Study Abroad for Dornsife Sciences, 4-5pm in THH 309K

Tuesday, Jan. 26th
USC Paris Info Session, 12-1pm in THH 309K
USC Madrid Info Session, 1-2pm in THH 309K

Wednesday, Jan. 27th
Diversity Abroad, 11-12pm in THH 309K
University of Melbourne, Australia Info Session, 1-2pm in THH 309K

Thursday, Jan. 28th
STUDY ABROAD FAIR

Friday, Jan. 29th
Study Abroad 101, 12-1pm in THH 309K
SACI Info Session, 12-1pm in WAH 118
UK 101, 1-2pm in THH 309K

Not-to-miss events this week:

  • Study Abroad for Dornsife Sciences: study abroad is for the sciences too. Come find out how to give your future career in science an international perspective!
  • Diversity Abroad- Go Global Tour: a nationwide campus-based initiative designed to introduce study abroad resources and opportunities to students, faculty and administrators, particularly those from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Attendees will learn about study abroad, its benefits and funding opportunities.
  • USC Paris & USC Madrid Info Sessions: learn more about USC’s signature programs in Paris and Madrid. Learn about courses offered, program housing, excursions and how to apply for travel grants.
  • SACI-Florence Info Session: learn more about this exciting program for Fine Arts, ANDA and MA+P students. Past participants will talk about their experience and showcase their work.
  • USC STUDY ABROAD FAIR
    USC Overseas Studies will host the campus-wide STUDY ABROAD FAIR Thursday, September 28th from 10:00-2:00 on Trousdale Parkway.  This event highlights USC’s numerous international opportunities and is a great way to learn more about study abroad!  Please see attached flyer for more information.

ADVISING INFORMATION
Interested in studying abroad and have questions?

1.      Attend a Study Abroad 101 Session: Jan 22, 29 & Feb 5, 12 from 12-1pm in THH 309K

2.      Attend a UK 101 Session: Jan 22, 29 & Feb 5, 12 from 1-2pm in THH 309K

3.      Visit us in THH 341 for Walk-in Advising: Monday-Friday from 11:00-2:00 until February 12th

UPCOMING DEADLINES
Applications for Fall 2016 are available. Please 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).

Application deadlines are listed below:

·         February 17th: All Dornsife Programs

·         March 2nd: USC Paris, USC Madrid, University of Sussex and University of Edinburgh

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

Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The Overseas Studies Team

Summer Options at the Study Abroad Fair

On Thursday, January 28th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, there will be a booth with information on USC Dornsife’s exciting summer programs (both Maymester and Problems Without Passports) at the Study Abroad Fair on Trousdale!

Some PWP and Maymester courses will have their own booths, but we invite you to come visit for general information on where the programs travel, how to apply, and whether or not you can get major credit for any of the courses (hint: you can!).

The following list contains some general information on each course, and we recommend looking it over before the fair so you can come with specific questions or with a course already in mind.

If you won’t be on campus on Thursday but are interested in conducting research abroad this summer, please email Danika Newlee in the Dornsife Dean’s Office for more information on the Maymester or PWP programs: newlee@usc.edu.

Maymester website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/maymester/

PWP website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/problems-without-passports/