Anna Hartwig Joins the OIS Staff

The Office of International Services is excited to announce Anna Hartwig joined our team as a Senior International Student Advisor. Anna grew up in Southern California and moved to Idaho to pursue a bachelors degree in Public Administration. During her time at Brigham Young University-Idaho, she began working in the International Services Office. She loved Read more

Heidi Nam Joins the OIS Staff

The Office of International Services is excited to announce that Heidi Nam has joined our team as a Senior International Student Advisor. Although she grew up in the United States, Heidi has personal experience being an international student herself in Seoul, South Korea. As a Korean-American, she wanted the experience of studying abroad and learning Read more

Weekend Watch: Behind the SCenes

Palm trees, red-brick buildings, bubbling fountains, sprawling gardens and sunny skies… Our newly minted Trojans may be coming to campus for the first time, but they feel like they recognize the USC landscapes… Well, it’s not an eerie case of déjà vu. It’s because they really have seen it before on screen! USC’s University Park Read more

Holly Lee Joins the OIS Staff

The Office of International Services is excited to announce Holly Lee joined our team as an International Student Advisor 1 on September 6, 2022. Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Los Angeles, California, Holly has first-hand experience in living through the full spectrum of pursuing an international education. As an Angeleno, Holly can Read more

OIS Closed for Labor Day Holiday

The Office of International Services will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 in observance of Labor Day. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. We hope you have a fun and safe holiday!

Fall 2022 Enrollment Requirements for F-1 Students

As the fall semester approaches, the Office of International Services would like to provide the following enrollment information to international students and their academic advisors as they plan for the 2022/2023 academic year. Full-time Enrollment Requirements for F-1 International Students  All F-1 international students must enroll full-time and attend in-person classes at USC to maintain Read more

The OIS Summer 2022 Guide

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Los Angeles? The Hollywood sign? Palm trees? Taco trucks? Indeed, the city is known for these attractions, but it has so much more to offer. To all Trojans spending the rest of their summers in Los Angeles and don’t know where to start, Read more

OIS Closed for Independence Day

The Office of International Services will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. We hope you have a fun and safe holiday!

Summer Solstice – A Day Without a Night – Midsummer

Did you happen to notice how long the sun shined in Los Angeles this week? On June 21, the sun rose at 5:42am and set at 8:07pm, marking the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer. That’s a whopping 14 hours and 25 minutes of golden sunlight at USC! But imagine Read more

The OIS Summer Playlist: for Students, by Students

OIS Summer Playlist

We asked our students to share their favorite summer tunes to create the ultimate 2022 summer playlist and it’s finally here! It turns out our international community has a great taste in music. 😉 Business student Margot Wilwertz from France cha-chas into the summer with Bongo Cha Cha Cha by Caterina Valente, while Electrical Engineering student Read more