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:

  • Doris Cosic Strums Her Way to Success: An Interview With A Guitar Aficionado December 3, 2019
    USC Thornton sophomore Doris Cosic is no newcomer to music: a student at music school in her native Slovenia since the age of 4, she first picked up her guitar at age 6, and began competing just three years later. Although most Slovenian students choose not to pursue music school after their first few years, […]
  • Thanksgiving Holiday Closure November 25, 2019
    The Office of International Services wishes everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. Our office will close at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 and will reopen on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:30 AM. Please plan your visit to OIS accordingly.
  • Resources Recommended by USC Career Center November 12, 2019
    Transitioning to the U.S. and job-hunting as an international student can be difficult, especially when understanding the differences in cultural and employment norms across cultures. provides online services to individuals entering and living in the U.S. and can help as you get ready to study at USC. Disclaimer: Please do not rely solely on […]
  • Beware of Scams! October 29, 2019
    Students across the country are being targeted by phone scams. Callers spoof their phone numbers and identify themselves as officers from local and/or foreign police departments, FBI, Homeland Security, IRS, and even students who claim to being looking for roommates. They have aggressive phone tactics where they make-up fake scenarios and threaten to arrest and […]
  • Things To Do Over Fall Break 2019 October 15, 2019
    Fall break is coming up this Thursday and Friday, bringing us a much-needed break from midterms! To help you make the most of your 4-day weekend, we’ve compiled a list of things to do over the break: Driving out The great thing about living in Los Angeles is that you can access vastly different landscapes […]