Want to travel with a USC faculty member? Looking for intensive foreign language study?
We have the program for you! As you compare program models, consider whether you prefer
an independent or structured program, the level of immersion in the host culture and
your budget, among other factors.
From our Global Exchange programs that allow you to pay in-state tuition directly
to USC, to the Magellan Research Abroad Program where you can earn grant funds toward
an innovative project, we have something for everyone. Review the program models below, and then browse the different options through our program database.
USC offers intensive, multi-disciplinary overseas summer programs in which students
travel with USC faculty members and earn 3-9 credits while participating in cultural
excursions and academic activities as a cohort. These include Global USC in Costa
Rica: Global Health, Global USC in the Galápagos: Sustainability, and Global USC in
Tuscany: Culture, Cuisine & Conversation.
Greek Odyssey: Mycenae
The American Center for Archaeology at Mycenae (ACAM) has partnered with USC to offer
an international consortium program for undergraduate students through which classes
are taught in English by American and Greek professors and students receive USC academic
credits. Students pay tuition to ACAM.
Global Exchange Programs
USC offers exchange programs in conjunction with partner institutions in over 20 countries.
Some of these exchange programs focus on specific areas of study, while others are
open to all majors. Students selected to participate in an exchange program will be
charged USC in-state tuition, paid directly to USC. Housing and meals are paid overseas
and vary from program to program.
Global Direct Programs
Global Direct programs are sponsored by USC, but students pay tuition and fees directly
to the host university or study abroad organization. Students can choose from a variety
of programs for the summer, semester, or academic year. Some of these programs focus
on specific topics or foreign languages, while others offer an array of courses in
various subject areas.
International Business Global Exchange Programs
The Moore School's strong international links have facilitated the development of
partnerships with over 45 of the best business schools around the world. Every spring,
juniors majoring in the International Business program have the opportunity to study
at one of these schools through an exclusive Global Exchange Program. These partnerships
allow students to build a network of global contacts with future business leaders
around the world.
Global Partner Programs
In collaboration with a number of independent study abroad organizations, USC offers
students a variety of additional program options in a wide range of countries around
the world. Students can apply to the program which best matches their academic and
geographic preferences. All tuition and fees will be paid directly to the study abroad
organization. In addition to semester and academic year options, students can choose
to study abroad through one of these programs in the summer.
Global Classroom Programs
USC faculty members from academic departments across campus organize faculty-led programs
which typically focus on a specific subject area or foreign language. These programs
typically take place during the summer, Winter Break, Spring Break, and Maymester.
Program sites and course offerings vary from year to year.
Teaching, interning, volunteering, working, or conducting research abroad are unique
ways to explore another country while integrating yourself into the local community
and culture. Students feel a sense of worth as they learn outside the classroom while
serving the local community. The experience gained from such alternative overseas
programs is also a great addition to any resume.
Graduate or Professional Student Programs
All graduate or professional students who are traveling for university-related purposes
are required to register with the Study Abroad Office. This includes overseas study
for credit, conference travel, research abroad, as well as any other university-affiliated
travel. Students are also required to obtain travel insurance through the university's
MIB or IMBA Student Programs
The Darla Moore School of Business offers the MIB or IMBA students a unique opportunity
to become a multinational leader through a dynamic learning process. This process
includes language immersion, an internship with an international or multinational
company, and a "Globalization and the International Context of Business" course taken
Magellan Research Abroad Programs
This program is open to all disciplines. Each Magellan Scholar receives up to $3,000
to help fund a research project, competing for this award with the submission of a
research, scholarship, or creative project proposal developed in collaboration with
a faculty mentor. Selection is based on the project’s educational and intellectual
merit, the potential impact of the project, and the student’s previous academic success.