News and Updates

Passport Verification (PPV) Sessions Now Available

All new international students are required to complete Passport Verification (PPV) with the Office of International Services (OIS) upon arrival to the US. PPV is a procedure that verifies a student’s immigration status to ensure that the student is eligible to start an academic program at USC for the upcoming academic semester. Visit the New Students section Read more

USC Student Tony Gao in Forbes Asia 30 under 30

A year ago, OIS sat down for an interview with award-winning entrepreneur and USC business student Tony Gao. In 2013, Tony co-founded Easy Transfer Limited, a company that offers payment solutions for Chinese students in the U.S. and their parents. At age 21, Tony had by then already been awarded a place in Bloomberg Business Week’s “25 under 25”, Read more

Jessie Reeves Joins the OIS Staff

The Office of International Services is excited to announce that Jessie Reeves joined our team as International Student Advisor on March 1, 2017. Jessie will advise international students on issues related to immigration status and employment, as well as assist students adjust to life at USC. She will also provide training and guidance to campus partners on immigration regulations, international Read more

“Wear the Green” on Saint Patrick’s Day!

Saint Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, but is also universally celebrated (though not as a public holiday) throughout the United States. Americans with Irish heritage make up one of the largest population groups in the country. On March 17, supermarkets, shops, and Irish pubs are decorated in green in celebration of Irish Read more