News and Updates

Update Regarding the STEM OPT Program

The STEM OPT program, which was set to expire February 12, 2016, has now been extended until May 10, 2016. We expect that the program will be continued after that, albeit with new rules. Eligible students can continue to apply for STEM OPT. In August, a U.S. federal court ruling called into question the STEM OPT Read more

OIS Website

We are experiencing some technical difficulties with the OIS website. We are working with ITS Web Services to get this issue resolved. Thank you for your patience.

Winter Break Travel and Visa Information

OIS will close early on Wednesday, December 24 at 11AM and will re-open Monday, January 4 at 8:30AM. For travel-related concerns, please refer to the Winter Break Travel and Visa Information section of the OIS website. In case of a serious emergency that requires immediate attention, please contact the USC Department of Public Safety: 3667 S. McClintock Read more

International Students Savor First Turkey Day with Thanksgiving Match-Up 2015

Check out these wonderful photos from this years Thanksgiving Match-Up! This long-standing OIS tradition allows Trojans all over the globe to experience a traditional Thanksgiving meal with local American families. This year we were able to connect a record number of students with wonderful families celebrating this cherished American holiday. Try not to get too hungry while Read more