International Student Services

Viterbi Admissions and Student Engagement (VASE) Office works closely with the Office of International Services (OIS) to assist our international students during their time at USC.  Viterbi graduate students must obtain approval from VASE advisors before submitting forms to OIS.

Please visit the links below for more information on policies and requirements for international students.

RSS USC Office of International Services News and Updates:

  • USC DPS Community Safety Advisory: Scams Targeting International Students October 22, 2020
    COMMUNITY SAFETY ADVISORY Note: the content includes language about sexual assault that may be disturbing to some readers The USC Department of Public Safety is providing this notification to advise the campus community of concerning reports of scams and thefts targeting our students and members of the USC community. DPS has received three reports, which […]
  • Proposed Elimination of Duration of Status (D/S) for F and J Visa Holders October 1, 2020
    On September 25, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a rule to eliminate duration of status (D/S) for F and J visa holders, which would limit the length of approved stay in the US, and require a new application process to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for extensions of stay. This item […]
  • June Wui Joins the OIS Staff September 16, 2020
    The Office of International Services is excited to announce June Wui has joined our team as the International Data Coordinator today. June received an M.S.Ed. in International Education Development from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley. She recently completed a certificate program in Instructional Design in eLearning as […]
  • Let’s Talk: International Student Edition September 14, 2020
    What is Let’s Talk? Let’s Talk is a weekly drop-in opportunity to spend 30 minutes with a clinician from USC Counseling & Mental Health. Let’s Talk: International Student Edition is specifically for international students, who may be experiencing stress related to being far from home or far from campus in these challenging times. An outreach […]
  • Zoom Group Advising September 6, 2020
    OIS offers group advising sessions via Zoom on topics such as CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, RCL, Leave of Absence, and Program Extensions. Refer to the OIS eCalendar to view upcoming session topics.