Congratulations on being accepted to go abroad! There is a lot of information you'll need to prepare for your journey, so you are required to attend both a General Orientation session and a Program-Specific Orientation. Until the dates, times and locations are announced, visit the following links below for information about things to consider before you leave the country and once you have started your semester.
There's a lot that needs to be taken care of before you begin your adventure. Visit this section to view our suggestions for documentation to download, websites to visit, and actions to take prior to boarding the airplane.
MANDATORY GENERAL ORIENTATION:
October 28th, 29th & 31st
MANDATORY PROGRAM ORIENTATION(S):
November 3rd-November 21st
Are you registered with your home country's Embassy so that they can contact you in the event of an emergency? Are you clear on insurance matters? Do you know about International SOS? Are you registered to vote while away? Need to keep a tab on how things are going at USC while you're gone? This section is dedicated to all this infomration.
Fall 2014 Study Abroad Handbook
All the important information about studying abroad as a USC student is here. Be sure you have your copy!
Remember that you must be registered at USC while you are abroad! Follow these instructions to register properly.
STA Travel offers services to assist students with booking their travels. The Airfare Despoist Program is open to university students and allows students to book airfare with only a $300 nonrefundable deposit. Full payment is due to STA Travel 7 days prior to departure.
If you are interested in learning more about STA Travel's Airfare Deposit Program click here.
ALL STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS
Tuesday, October 28th
4pm – 6pm, MHP 101
Wednesday, October 29th
3pm - 5pm, MHP 101
Friday, October 31st
10am - 12pm, THH 202
Financial Aid Meeting
Students who receive financial aid of any kind are strongly encouraged to attend this session.
Friday, November 14th
12pm - 1pm, GFS 106
In addition to the General Orientation mentioned above, students planning to study abroad for the Spring 2015 semester must attend the pre-departure orientation for their specific country and/or program in the month of November. Please reference the schedule to locate your meeting date/location.
THESE SESSIONS ARE ALSO MANDATORY