You can do it – you can change the world! But first why not learn a second (or third) language, study abroad, and meet and talk to your classmates. With one of the largest populations of international students in the nation, the USC student body is your connection to the global community.
There’s an international dimension to every program of study. Prepare yourself for world-citizenship through global experiences and education and become a USC Global Scholar in the process. How can I add global learning to my education? USC’s faculty have provided six goals to help you do it. Whether you’re an engineer or an actor, the global learning outcomes below will help you get started:
- Engage in international activities
- Raise your global literacy
- Increase your intercultural competence
- Expand your awareness of global interdependence
- Critique knowledge from a global perspective
- Develop your own global perspective
The USC Africa Student Fund is an endowment to support undergraduate student travel to African countries for study, research, service-based learning and internships.
The Queens’ College Cambridge – USC Exchange program is an opportunity for USC undergraduate students to spend their final Fall semester studying abroad in Cambridge at Queens’ College.
Schaeffer Fellows Summer Government Service Program encourages USC’s most talented undergraduate scholars to pursue careers in government service through high-level summer internship placement with elected officials and agencies at the federal, state and local level.
A summer internship program is a great opportunity for students to develop international work experience. The USC Global Fellows Internship Program provides funding for USC undergraduates to live and intern in Asia for at least eight weeks during the summer. This program seeks to promote understanding and develop quality relationships between the United States and Asia. Students will be selected through an application and interview process. Internships are likely to be available in commercial, political and cultural centers such Hong Kong and Taipei.
Students who study abroad have at least one thing in common: they see their experiences in other countries as transformative in terms of how they view the world and their learning. Where do you want to study?
Global Programs by School
Understanding the increasingly interdependent global community is a goal of every academic unit at USC. Check out how different schools integrate the international into the educational experiences of their students.
- School of Architecture
- Marshall School of Business
- School of Cinematic Arts
- Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
- School of Dramatic Arts
- Davis School of Gerontology
- Viterbi School of Engineering
- USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies (Catalina Semester)
- Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences (Programs by major)
- Price School of Public Policy (Washington D.C. Semester)
The USC Language Center promotes and supports the study of foreign language for all students at USC, including the supporting coursework that develops language capacity for the professional and educational aspirations of students. Instruction is available in 15 different languages!
Here’s a great resource that will help you appreciate USC’s global presence. Learn more about what faculty and students do overseas.
The Office of International Services (OIS) provides advising services and support for international students and scholars at the University of Southern California.