Information for students and scholars living in Los Angeles. Click the links below for more information.

Money Matters

Information on opening a U.S. bank account, financial aid, obtaining a Social Security Number (SSN), requesting an Individual Taxpayer ID Number (ITIN), and U.S. taxes.

Housing Options

Information from USC Housing regarding on-campus housing options.

Transportation Options

Links to transportation options provided by USC Transportation, guidance on how to obtain a U.S. driver’s licence, as well as tips on car buying and bicycle safety.


Information on the services and resources provided by Department of Public Safety (DPS) to ensure USC students, scholars, and the community at large remain safe.

Health & Wellness Resources

Resources to help students thrive and be well at USC. Also contains information on additional USC student resources and support services.

Questions? Contact OIS.

Tip: Stay safe and avoid common scams targeting international students. Watch OIS’s safety advisory video for more information.