News and Updates

Spring 2016 Passport Verification

All new international students for spring 2016 are required to complete Passport Verification (PPV) upon their arrival to the United States. Visit the New Students section to learn more about the requirements for new international students and to register for a PPV session.

Jo’Ann Dela Cruz Joins the OIS Staff

The Office of International Services is excited to announce that Jo’Ann Dela Cruz recently joined out our team as Intake Coordinator. Jo’Ann will work with Information Specialist Trevin Barnes to serve our students and scholars at the front desk in our office. Jo’Ann’s skills, experience, and multicultural awareness will help her contribute to the continued success Read more

A Rising NBA Star Reflects on His USC Days

Mini Documentary by Bryan Curiel and Holden Slattery —  Story by Holden Slattery — Rising NBA star Nikola Vucevic loved attending USC so much that sometimes he wishes he could go back and live it all again. He made great friends, cheered on the football team and helped the USC basketball team win the 2009 Read more

Be Aware of Internet and Phone Scams

Scammers are targeting international students in Southern California. Scammers posing as agents of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), travel companies, apartment leasing companies, and immigration agencies – such as the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Embassies abroad are contacting students and demanding money and personal Read more