News and Updates

OIS Closed on September 3

The Office of International Services will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 8:30 AM.

Valid U.S. Address Required for All International Students

Immigration regulations require all international students to report any change in their local address in OASIS within 10 days of moving. This information will be updated in students’ SEVIS records. Step-By-Step Instructions on Local U.S. Address Entry in MyUSC/OASIS Account Login to myUSC Under My Services Menu, click on “OASIS” Select “Other Services” tab on the top of Read more

11 Struggles for People with Unique Names

Former USC international student Hue La discusses the challenges of having a commonly mispronounced name. Story by: Hue La Some 98% of the people I’ve met in the States pronounced my name incorrectly on their first try. My name, Hue, is pronounced “hu-ay,” instead of like the word “hue.” Although my name is fairly simple Read more

Culture Shock Shakes Things Up for New Students

Are you riding the waves of culture shock since arriving in the U.S.? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Story by: Lydia Siriprakorn The sun is too bright today. The traffic didn’t seem so bad at first but is completely unbearable lately. Even the Los Angeles air smells funny now, not refreshing like it did just weeks Read more