News and Updates

Career Resources for International Students

Transitioning to the U.S. and job-hunting as an international student can be difficult, especially when understanding the differences in cultural and employment norms across cultures. provides online services to individuals entering and living in the U.S. and can help as you get ready to study at USC. Here are some additional resources provided by Read more

OIS Closed for Labor Day Holiday

The Office of International Services will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day. OIS will reopen on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:30 AM. We hope you have a fun and safe holiday!

Adjusting to U.S. Classroom Culture

It’s the first week of classes, which is a very exciting time in any student’s life. As an international student, you may find that the classroom culture is very different from what you’re used to – it’s not just what you learn, but also how you learn! Here are a few ways in which the Read more

STEM OPT Extension: New Reporting Instructions

If you are a student on the 24-month STEM OPT Extension and you received an email from SEVP, or if you have general questions about reporting requirements, please click the link above for more information.