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:

  • Zoom Group Advising March 25, 2020
    OIS will offer the following group advising sessions via Zoom. Please join us. OPT Advising for USC International Students Time: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Travel FAQ for USC International Students and Scholars Time: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM Pacific Time (US and […]
  • Remote Assistance for USC’s International Community March 24, 2020
    The Office of International Services is providing remote assistance to our international community. For F-1 student related inquiries: email For J-1 Exchange Visitor related inquiries: email To request OPT/STEM OPT Extension I-20: Refer to the instructions provided on the OIS OPT page or STEM OPT Extension page If you have questions after reviewing […]
  • Deciding Whether to Return to Your Home Country During the COVID-19 Pandemic March 23, 2020
    The decision whether to return to your home country is a personal one and should be considered carefully, in consultation with family when possible. The University wants you to be where you will feel most comfortable in the coming weeks. Classes will be held remotely the remainder of the semester and you will receive more […]
  • Dedicated Information Page for International Students on USC’s COVID-19 website March 8, 2020
    USC’s COVID-19 website now includes a dedicated page for international students. Please refer to this website for community public health updates related to the Novel Coronavirus.
  • Mindfulness in the Age of Social Distancing March 6, 2020
    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and mandatory and recommended quarantines, have established social distancing as the new way of life for citizens across the globe. While no doubt a crucial precaution, many of us are already feeling the toll of isolation – far away from our friends, our professors, and our families. Now more than ever […]