Educating Global Leaders

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.

Global Fellows Internship Program

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.
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Problems Without Passports

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Challenges from climate change to pandemics and terrorism transcend borders to threaten us all. The courses in this program combine problem-based learning and research with opportunities to study abroad, educating students by providing them with opportunities to devise potential solutions to these and other urgent problems.
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International Exchange Program

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.
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Alternative Breaks

USC Campus Activities

A unique opportunity for USC students to engage in service-learning and volunteerism in communities around the world, Alternative Breaks help participants make tangible connections between what they learn in the classroom and what they will encounter once they have jobs and experiences outside the university setting.
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Recruiting Global Talent

In partnerships with foreign governmental organizations, USC offers two-year residencies in fields related to engineering and the sciences, promoting international collaboration and scientific and technological innovation. These programs include the USC-CONACYT Postdoctoral Scholars Program in partnership with Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology for scholars from Mexico, and the USC-Taiwan Postdoctoral Scholars Program in partnership with the Taiwan Ministry of Education for scholars from Taiwan.
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