What It’s Like Being a Nonnative English-Speaking USC Student

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to take time to translate words in your head before you say them out loud in a different language? Or have you ever been nervous about how you sound when pronouncing a certain word in English? If you are living in the U.S and your Read more

Meet Keck School of Medicine’s Very Own Hip-Hop Scientist, Zipeng Zeng

Each year, Keck School of Medicine holds a research video challenge that is open to Keck School of Medicine Master’s and Doctoral students in Health and Biomedical Science programs. With this challenge, students need to create a three-minute video describing their lab, research project, or trajectory at USC.  Zipeng Zeng, a fifth year Development, Stem Read more

From Bollywood to Hollywood: The Epic Journey of Harnish Ambaliya

Harnish Ambaliya is a filmmaker and creative director from India. He is also a first-year master’s student studying Film Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Pursuing film was not always his intention though. When he was 18 years old, Harnish enrolled in an undergraduate engineering program in his hometown, Mumbai. This was what Read more

Jennie Fitzgerald Joins the OIS Staff

The Office of International Services is excited to announce that Jennie Fitzgerald has joined our team as an International Student Advisor. A Massachusetts native who has lived in the Los Angeles area for five years, Jennie has embraced the warm SoCal weather, and loves exploring all that California has to offer. In her free time, she Read more

Mayquel Delgado Joins the OIS Staff

The Office of International Services is excited to announce that Mayquel Delgado has joined our team as an International Student and Scholar Advisor. A Los Angeles native, Mayquel grew up not too far from the USC area. To venture out of Los Angeles County, she attended UC Irvine where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Read more

Alex’s Directorial Debut: The Story of a Rising USC Film Alumna

Meet Alex Jiang. An alumna who graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Fall 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production … and four awards and three nominations, for a film she worked on during her time at USC. During her senior year, Alex was supposed to be a Read more

As Year of the Tiger begins, Trojans share how they celebrate Lunar New Year

USC students, faculty and staff members will be among the billions of people worldwide celebrating Lunar New Year on Feb. 1.   Jeff Siu and family members hold red envelopes with money inside; it’s a way to share wealth and luck with family and friends.(Photo/Courtesy of Jeff Siu) On Feb. 1, billions of people will Read more

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