News and Updates

Community Safety Advisory: Scams 

The USC Department of Public Safety has received reports from students, many of whom are international students, who were deceived into giving money to impostors posing as law enforcement officials or representatives of agencies such as the Social Security Administration, IRS, U.S. Customs, Citizenship and Immigration Services and Department of Homeland Security. Some impostors or Read more

Knock, Knock, Knock – Halloween Is Here!

Why do people wear costumes? What is trick-or-treat? What’s up with the freaky pumpkins? Many international students may feel confused with Halloween traditions, even though they’re excited to celebrate their first Halloween in the U.S. To understand the idea behind this holiday and feel more comfortable at Halloween parties, let’s dive into the history of Read more

Hayden Rivas Putting His Best Foot Forward at USC Kaufman

Pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Canadian native Hayden Rivas is a true “scholartist,” a term the faculty at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance uses to describe scholars within the arts field, who are passionate about the combination of academics and the art of dance. Hayden started his junior year with so Read more

Vanessa Cisneros Joins the OIS Staff

The Office of International Services is excited to announce Vanessa Cisneros will join the team as an International Student Advisor on Monday, October 10, 2022. Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Vanessa is a first generation descendant of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. Since she was little, she had ambitions of learning about the vast Read more