Global Experiences

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism students hold mangos and pose for a group photo while on a study abroad trip.

Your School, Your World

The University of Southern California offers global programs which challenge, inspire and encourage students to explore and expand their student experience. Uniquely located in Los Angeles, an international metropolis, students have access to study abroad opportunities and cultural experiences in some of the world’s most vibrant cities, aiming toward cross-cultural dialogue and learning. With these unique experiences, USC prepares its students for global citizenship and everyday life.

Other Global Opportunities at USC

Take your studies to rapidly evolving communities where you will gain real-world, meaningful experience.

An 8-week summer program to develop work experience in commercial, political and cultural centers such as Ho Chi Minh City, Osaka, Seoul, and Tokyo.

A person walks along a rock ridge with a landscape view of a mountain and sunset behind them.

Broaden Your Horizons

Imagine the possibilities. An interdisciplinary education with a global perspective may open doors you might never have thought possible.

An alternate view on spring break

Spring break meant more than traveling home or partying with friends for the students on the Spring Break Career Immersion trip. In 2018, students were offered the chance to travel to Thailand to learn more about public diplomacy, communication management, nonprofit advocacy, social enterprise, journalism and public relations. And of course — elephants!

A USC student hugs an elephant on a trip abroad to Thailand.

An education of real-life experiences

While exploring the beautiful culture and rich history in Thailand, students were able to meet with various public and private sector organizations to evaluate the areas of communication advocacy, community development, corporate social responsibility and sustainability within the context of Southeast Asia.

USC students sit on the floor in front of a statue of the Buddha in Thailand.

Experience the European centers of art, history and culture

Cross the London Bridge or visit the flower markets at Covent Garden. Students can experience the culture, art and diversity of London. It is just one of the many international destinations that hosts a study abroad program for USC.

A USC student smells a white flower in front of London Bridge.

Experience the European centers of art, history and culture

Cross the London Bridge or visit the flower markets at Covent Garden, students can experience the culture, art and diversity of London. It is just one of the many international destinations that hosts a study abroad program for USC.

A USC student smiles and poses in front of several flying UK flags.

Get hands-on practice

Students on a Maymester course travel to Argentina to undertake hands-on geological fieldwork, studying the 470 million-year-old Famatinian arc and learning to work as an international research team.

USC students during a

Take the plunge to unknown depths

Our study abroad programs can push you to experiences you never imagined. Take the opportunity to open your perspective — even if that means taking an icy plunge.

A USC student wearing a Trojans SC t-shirt prepares to descend from a boat into the water.