News and Updates

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closure

The Office of International Services will close in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 17, 2022 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 8:30 AM. Please join USC President Carol L. Folt, the Black Staff and Faculty Caucus, and the Center for Black Student and Cultural Affairs to honor and celebrate Read more

Sharon Hsu Joins the OIS Staff

The Office of International Services is excited to announce Sharon Hsu has joined our team as an International Student Advisor. Sharon comes to USC from Westcliff University in Irvine, where she served as an International Student Advisor/DSO for the past four years. In her role, she advised F-1 students on topics such as maintaining F-1 status, Read more

Passport Verification (PPV) for New Students

All new international students are required to complete Passport Verification (PPV)  with the Office of International Services (OIS) upon arrival to the United States (U.S.). PPV is a procedure that verifies a student’s immigration status to ensure the student is eligible to start an academic program at USC for the upcoming academic semester. Please complete Read more

Winter Break Travel and Re-entry Information

OIS will close at 4:00PM on December 17, 2021 for winter break and will resume regular office hours on January 3, 2022. Please visit the Travel section for detailed travel and re-entry information. Information for continuing students and scholars requesting a travel signature during winter recess: Please note, you do not need an I-20/DS-2019 to Read more