International Student Services

The Viterbi Graduate and Professional Programs (GAPP) 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 GAPP 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:

  • OIS Closed on September 3 August 31, 2018
    The Office of International Services will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 8:30 AM.
  • Valid U.S. Address Required for All International Students August 19, 2018
    Immigration regulations require all international students to report any change in their local address in OASIS within 10 days of moving. This information will be updated in students’ SEVIS records. Step-By-Step Instructions on Local U.S. Address Entry in MyUSC/OASIS Account Login to myUSC Under My Services Menu, click on “OASIS” Select “Other Services” tab on the top of […]
  • 11 Struggles for People with Unique Names August 18, 2018
    Former USC international student Hue La discusses the challenges of having a commonly mispronounced name. Story by: Hue La Some 98% of the people I’ve met in the States pronounced my name incorrectly on their first try. My name, Hue, is pronounced “hu-ay,” instead of like the word “hue.” Although my name is fairly simple […]
  • Culture Shock Shakes Things Up for New Students August 17, 2018
    Are you riding the waves of culture shock since arriving in the U.S.? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Story by: Lydia Siriprakorn The sun is too bright today. The traffic didn’t seem so bad at first but is completely unbearable lately. Even the Los Angeles air smells funny now, not refreshing like it did just weeks […]
  • Jumpstart Your U.S. Job Search August 16, 2018
    Landing a dream job in the U.S. may not be as impossible as you think. Check out these pointers from the Career Center to give yourself a head start on the job search. Story by: Charlotte Chang “What are you doing after graduation?” The question plagues seniors on every corner of campus. Navigating the immigration […]