In an increasingly global economy, success depends more than ever on understanding the cultural, linguistic and other differences among countries — as well as appreciating the commonalities that unite us. USC builds future global leaders and encourages the cultivation of this awareness by providing students of every discipline the opportunity to participate in a wide range of overseas programs. Search all international programs »
“I’ve never come in contact with a wider variety of people in my life. I now have a greater appreciation for the many different ways people go through life and a better understanding of what I’m doing with my own. This fellowship taught me not only about what it means to live and work in East Asia but what it means to be a citizen of the world.” -Matthew Prusak, Hong Kong ’12
USC Career Center
USC undergraduates live and intern in Asia for eight weeks during the summer, developing personal and professional relationships while enhancing crosscultural understanding.
“Studying abroad is one of the main highlights of my time at USC. Throughout the semester, I was constantly faced with new environments and learning opportunities that I wouldn’t have received anywhere else. I had the opportunity to make friends who came from all over the world and travel to places that I will always remember.” -Linda Tian, University of Manchester, England, Spring ’17
USC Marshall School of Business
In partnership with 3 dozen universities around the world, the IEP program enables undergraduate students to widen their exposure to other cultures while deepening their understanding of international business theories, practices and concerns of the international community.
“…to sit in classrooms with young Finnish musicians and study alongside them? It’s an incredible opportunity, unique to USC. The fact that Thornton set up this program is evidence of how on the cutting-edge it is.” -Curtis Green, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland ‘17
USC Thornton School of Music
Music students have traditionally had fewer opportunities for international study than other disciplines, often because of strong ties to individual teachers who provide one-on-one training. USC Thornton is one of the first schools in the U.S. to overcome this challenge.
“Being in Oaxaca, I was able to live in the moment. I did everything in Oaxaca. I went out exploring. I took risks. I did things that challenged me.” -Jacky Mendoza Monzon, Oaxaca, Mexico ‘23
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Faculty Led Programs are unique programs with a travel component designed and led by USC faculty centered on an area of expertise or interest. Through this formative experience, students grow linguistically, culturally, and return with exciting new stories and ideas.