International Update

International Coffee Hour

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Gablian Courtyard (in front of the Montgomery Ross Fisher Building)

Start the semester off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, delicious snacks, and some new friends! Stop by the Office of International Services in Gablian Courtyard (in front of the Montgomery Ross Fisher Building – MRF) for our first International Coffee Hour of the semester from 3:00 PM to 4:00PM on Tuesday. Coffee hours will take place one per month throughout the semester.

Krispy Kreme with DPS

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Hahn Plaza

Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM , Village Quad

Join USC Department of Public Safety for Krispy Kreme donuts. Download LiveSafe and register your bicycle to receive a FREE donut.

Lunch and Learn with a Librarian

Thursday,  September 6, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Leavey Library (LVL 113)

Friday, September 7, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Science and Engineering Library (SSL 108)

September 14, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Science and Engineering Library (SSL 108)

Learn how to use research libraries in the U.S.

    – Find the right libraries, collections, and librarians for YOU

    – Ask a librarian for research help

    – Learn tips for searching and finding materials

RSVP Online. Pizza and drinks provided. Questions, email Christal Young.

Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Mother’s Beach – Marina Del Rey

Join OIS, ESA and LSA and take part in a statewide and global movement to remove trash and debris from the environment. We will help with the beach clean-up at Marina Del Rey on September 15 at 8AM. Transportation is included. All interested students must complete this RSVP form.

Due to the limited transportation, early registration is recommended.

Full-time Enrollment While at USC

International students are required to maintain full-time status by registering for the following number of units each fall and spring semester:

Undergraduate students: 12 units

Masters students: 8 units

Doctoral students: 6 units

Graduate students with a graduate assistantship: 6 units

Part-time students must receive prior approval from OIS by submitting the Reduced Course Load (RCL) form. There is a separate form for Viterbi graduate students. Students who drop below a full course of study, without prior approval from OIS, will be considered out of status. To see if you qualify, read more about the Reduced Course Load requirements.

International Student Assembly – Mentorship Program

Are you an international student looking to connect with current students? Or, are you an involved and open-minded student who is passionate about USC’s international community? Join the International Student Assembly – Mentorship Program to be partnered with a student mentor who will guide you through life at USC, or apply to be a mentor yourself! Applications due by September 3.

Mentor Application  (for current USC students)

Mentee Application (for incoming international students)

USC Student Health: New Student Requirement Checklist

Please follow instructions below to complete your new student requirements.

    • Select “Consent for Treatment Form” under the Forms tab
    • Read and Acknowledge
    • Select “Immunization Requirements and History” under the Forms tab
    • Enter your immunization history information
    • Select “Add Immunization Record” to upload a copy of your immunization history
    • Select “Submit Final”
    • Select “Profile” to update your local address, phone number and emergency contact

More Information for new international students.

Engemann Student Health Center
(213) 740-WELL(9355)

Eight Tips to Prevent Personal Item Theft

  1. Do not prop open doors while studying.
  2. Sleeping in the library is not advised. If you find yourself drifting off, put away your cell phone and lock your laptop to a table or desk.
  3. Stay alert by not using your cell phones while walking or riding a bike.
  4. Thieves look for opportunities to “snatch & grab” when you are preoccupied.
  5. Remember that burglary is a crime of opportunity.
  6. Make sure windows and doors are locked before you leave.
  7. Remove all valuable items in your vehicle and put them in the trunk.
  8. Report any suspicious activity or persons immediately.

You can find more useful safety tips on the OIS website.

Let’s Talk – International Student Workshops

Parkside IRC 1016/1017

Every third Wednesday of the month


Published on August 30th, 2018

Last updated on September 2nd, 2022