News and Updates

How Are You Making the Most of Physical Distancing?

Ever since Governor Newsom announced the Safer at Home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, California residents have been staying in and practicing physical distancing – only stepping out of their homes for necessities. While this is no doubt an essential precaution to ensure public health and flatten the curve, months indoors can start Read more

Zoom Group Advising

OIS will offer group advising sessions via Zoom. Refer to the OIS eCalendar to view upcoming session topics. Please join us.

Remote Assistance for USC’s International Community

The Office of International Services is providing remote assistance to our international community. For F-1 student related inquiries: email For J-1 Exchange Visitor related inquiries: email To request OPT/STEM OPT Extension I-20: Refer to the instructions provided on the OIS OPT page or STEM OPT Extension page If you have questions after reviewing Read more

Deciding Whether to Return to Your Home Country During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The decision whether to return to your home country is a personal one and should be considered carefully, in consultation with family when possible. The University wants you to be where you will feel most comfortable in the coming weeks. Classes will be held remotely the remainder of the semester and you will receive more Read more