Canadian runner, Kyra Constantine, sprints for the Olympic Rings

Canadian sprinter, Kyra Constantine, was on a mission and she set her sights on the University of Southern California. The 19-year-old sophomore made a decision years ago about the path she desired for her athletic career: to run track at an American University. During her younger years she played basketball, participated in karate, and ran Read more

Preda’s Prelude: The Rise of an Opera Aficionado

Can you sing in 21 different languages? This diva can. Strolling by the lakeside with her friends, 14- year-old Irena Preda’s gift was actualized. The Slovenian native did not know the power she possessed until this very day when her friends looked upon her in awe of the voice that had not been heard by Read more

Valid U.S. Address Required for All International Students

Immigration regulations require all international students to report any change in their local address in OASIS within 10 days of moving. This information will be updated in students’ SEVIS records. Step-By-Step Instructions on Local U.S. Address Entry in MyUSC/OASIS Account Login to myUSC Under My Services Menu, click on “OASIS” Select “Other Services” tab on the top of Read more

Students Enjoy Tea with President Nikias

Thursday, October 12, fourteen USC students and I waited for a very special guest in USC’s Tutor Campus Center Presidential dining room. That guest was C. L. Max Nikias, the president of USC. We were invited by President Nikias to share in an afternoon of snacks, tea, and conversation. He divulged that it is important Read more

Meet the 2017/2018 OIS Student Staff

OIS employs 22 students to assist in serving USC’s international community. Each student staff member plays an integral role in the delivery of the services and programs OIS provides to international students and scholars. Visit the About Us page on the OIS website to read their biographies.


Trojan pride ran wild through the veins of 160 International students this past weekend! On October 6th, 2017 the International Student Assembly, Undergraduate Student Government Trojan Pride, and USC Athletics Department decided to coproduce an event for International USC students. Though football is considered soccer around the world, these organizations wanted to provide a welcome Read more

USC Trojan Cricket Club: The Stepping Stone into the Big Leagues

As home to the largest Cricket Club in the United States, the Trojan Cricket Club has been a staple of USC athletics since 1992. The club registers 105 students each semester and then divides then among seven teams of 15 players each. The teams play against each other in tournament-style matches with each team playing at least once against Read more

Travel Ban Update: New Presidential Proclamation Signed September 24

On Sunday, September 24, the President issued a Proclamation restricting entry for certain individuals from eight countries: Iran, Libya, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela.  This replaces the previous 90-day ban on travel for citizens from six countries. While it will take some time to see how this new Presidential action is implemented, Read more

11 Struggles for People with Unique Names

Former USC international student Hue La discusses the challenges of having a commonly mispronounced name. Story by: Hue La Some 98% of the people I’ve met in the States pronounced my name incorrectly on their first try. My name, Hue, is pronounced “hu-ay,” instead of like the word “hue.” Although my name is fairly simple Read more