News and Updates

OIS Closed on Monday, January 16, 2017

OIS will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 17.

Winter Break Travel Information

OIS will be closed from December 23, 2016 through January 2, 2017 for winter break. Regular office hours will resume on January 3. Information regarding winter break travel and re-entry requirements can be found in the travel section of our website.

Top Myths About the H-1B Visa

Are you considering transitioning to a H-1B visa after OPT? As you then already know, the H-1B visa provides you with an opportunity to accept employment from a company looking for graduate level workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields. A total of 85,000 such visas are made available by Read more

High Tea with Top Trojan C.L. Max Nikias

Last week Wednesday, four OIS student staff members* joined a group of 15 student leaders for tea with USC’s President C.L. Max Nikias. The “President’s Tea” is organized on a monthly basis, and provides students who play an active role in the USC community with an opportunity to engage the President. This month, the tea took place the Read more