For Students

The health and safety of students engaged in activities abroad is our top priority. Whether traveling as part of a group or individually, make sure you are familiar and compliant with USC policies and guidelines.

Student Led Group Travel Abroad

USC tracks all student travel, except personal. All international programs at USC must be approved prior to advertisement and/or program launch. Department designated Program Coordinators (faculty/staff) act as liaisons between programs and Strategic and Global Initiatives, the Office of Insurance, and Campus Support & Intervention. All travel, including student-initiated travel abroad, are required to have a Program Coordinator. Once a Program Coordinator is identified, the Coordinator must follow the guidelines provided for administrators on Policies & Guidelines. The University depends on Program Coordinators for their department’s data collection and crisis response.

All students attending the student-led travel must review SCampus Part G Section 3 Student-led International Travel. This document is not for programs organized or led by USC faculty or staff.

Individual Student Travel

Students traveling abroad individually, including Ph.D. students performing research, fieldwork, attending conferences, or any other University related activity, must work with administrative staff in their departments to ensure they are compliant with travel policy and guidelines. All students are required to share information, sign travel release forms, and secure health insurance and International SOS coverage prior to travel. For more information e-mail stabroad@usc.edu.

Emergency Support Abroad

In the event of an emergency abroad, the first point of contact is International SOS, USC’s contracted health and safety emergency service provider for programs abroad:

USC Member ID: 11BSGC000010
215-354-5000 | 215-942-8226
phlopsmed@internationalsos.com

Campus Support and Intervention works with all student populations at USC to provide support, guidance, and resources to assist with any challenges that may rise in their time as a student.

Tutor Campus Center, Suite 421
213-740-0411
uscsupport@usc.edu

USC student travelers must adhere by all USC conduct codes and policies while abroad. Please refer to university governance guidelines published in SCampus.


Additional Resources

For questions about student travel abroad planning, roster data points or any concerns, please contact Rocio Jensen.

For questions about health insurance, please contact Valerie Hill.

For questions about contracts and agreements with institutions abroad, please contact Kana Sugita.