The OIS LA Today program allows international students to experience the diverse activities that Los Angeles and Southern California has to offer. The OIS International Program Assistant (IPA) plans and guides participants on excursions to parks, beaches, museums and more. Past events have included apple picking in the fall, horseback riding at Griffith Park, skiing at Big Bear Mountain, visiting the Getty Museum, and exploring Catalina Island.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the LA Today program.
International Coffee Hour
Take a break while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee! Stop by OIS and taste the unique flavors of snacks from all over the world. International Coffee Hours are held once a month at OIS and is open to all USC students and scholars. Check the OIS Event Calendar for upcoming dates.
Job Search Strategies for International Students
The Job Search Strategies for International Students workshops are presented by counselors from OIS and the USC Career Center. The presenters address techniques about the US job search process, as well as the immigration aspect of job searching for F-1 international students.
The following topics will be discussed:
- The job search process in the US
- Cultural differences associated with the US job search process
- On-campus resources for various phases of the job search
- Work authorization options for F-1 international students including Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and a brief introduction to Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Workshops are offered 3-4 times a semester. Check the USC Career Center Event Calendar for time and location.
For more information, contact the USC Career Center.
International Student Graduation Reception
Each year, the Office of International Services celebrates and honors graduating international students. Join us for a grand reception with light refreshments, music and performances and celebrate the end of a great academic year for our students.
USC hosts over 900 J-1 scholars from more than 60 countries working in over 100 different fields of research. This annual event provides an opportunity for recognition of the important role that international professors, researchers and post-docs play in the life of the University and the contributions they make to educational and cultural exchange. The J-1 Scholar Reception also provides an opportunity for visiting scholars, their families, and USC faculty and staff to come together in a setting outside of the laboratory/classroom and form relationships with scholars from diverse academic fields.