“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

Revised Executive Order on Immigration

Earlier this week, the president signed a new executive order to replace the original “travel ban” from January 27.  This revised executive order imposes a 90-day ban on the issuance of new visas for citizens from Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and Sudan effective March 16. The new executive order clarifies the following issues related Read more

Coffee with ‘SC Celebrity Bokyung Byun

‘SC celebrity Bokyung Byun was described by her colleagues as a guitarist who “performs with fleet-fingered, delicate precision, and expressiveness”. As of this academic year, Bokyung is attending USC Thornton’s doctoral program in Guitar Performance through the prestigious International Artist Fellowship Program. As an International Artist Fellow, Bokyung has been identified as one of the most outstanding young artists from Read more

New Webpage Supporting our International Community

The Office of International Services would like to direct your attention to a new webpage that has recently been created on the provost’s website. The page includes the various communications, services, and programs the community has put into place to support our global community and to uphold our shared values of openness and inclusivity. The Office Read more

Spreading the Love on Valentine’s Day with OIS

Being true romantics at heart, the staff at OIS did not hesitate to organize a Valentine’s Day event to help get the international community in the mood for love! Shortly after the “OIS Love Station” opened its doors, international students came in great numbers to take advantage of the activities being offered. Guests were welcomed by Read more

ACLU Legal Director Speaks at USC Gould School of Law

David Cole, the new legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), inherited an entirely different job than he had expected. 2017 was supposed to be the year in which the first female president of the United States was welcomed into office. Her liberally minded Supreme Court nominee would tip the scales in favor of civil rights Read more

Students Enjoy International Cuisine at International Food Fair

Everybody eats. Whether it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, people around the world have turned one of mankind’s most basic necessities into an art of enjoyment. That being said, the way in which different cultures eat can vary tremendously. These differences inspired the International Student Assembly (ISA) to organize a celebration of our global community here at Read more

OIS Meeting for Students and Scholars Affected by Travel Ban

Immigration attorney, TL Loke Walsh, will join OIS representatives for an information session for students and scholars from the seven countries listed in the travel ban (Syria, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, and Sudan). Updated information about the impact of the January 27 executive order will be presented, followed by time for questions and answers. Monday, February 6, Read more

Travel Advisory for International Students and Scholars Regarding President’s Executive Order on Immigration

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order making major changes to U.S. policies on refugees and immigration. This executive order includes procedural changes affecting immigrants and non-immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. An executive order signed by the President instructs U.S. government agencies on how to carry Read more