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USC College students pose at the site of the bridge in the village of Sikoro, Mali. Top row, from left to right, Adriana Lovera, Monica Murillo, Kamau Butcher, Matt Seals, Greg Woodburn, Joshua Lang, Breanna Morrison. Bottom row, from left to right, Berit Elam, Lauren Nalepa, Adrian Au, Daniel McLaughlin, Myra Chai, Lauren Ciszak, Cathy Sherman, Shaimaa Abdelhamid. Photo courtesy Myra Chai.

In the Garden of Sikoro

March 16, 2010

To call it a life-changing experience isn't hyperbole. The three-week trip USC College students took in December 2009 to the West African country of Mali -- where they oversaw plans for the construction of a bridge and labored…

Martin Hodis sits in the bleachers at La Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid waiting for a bullfight to begin. Photo courtesy of Martin Hodis.

Saying ‘Si’ to a New Experience

November 12, 2009

Sometimes opportunity knocks. Other times, you have to force open the door, which is exactly what Martin Hodis did. Hodis, 19, a sophomore with an undecided major in USC College, sought out the Summer Study Abroad program one…

Blair Jason (left) and Annie Gillman stand in a section of the Oriental Pearl Tower. Photo courtesy of Jason and Gillman.

Learning from ‘On Top of the World’

July 30, 2009

A tall, mysterious edifice looms over Shanghai. The Oriental Pearl Tower, located in the Pudong district, juts out of the landscape as if from another place and time. USC College undergraduates Annie Gillman and Blair Jason…

A Golden Opportunity

A Golden Opportunity

March 1, 2006

Ilene and Stanley Gold create fellowship for graduate students to study overseas By Nicole St. Pierre March 2006 Longtime USC supporters Ilene and Stanley Gold have pledged $1 million to establish the Gold Family Fellowship…

A Chance Encounter

A Chance Encounter

August 1, 2004

College Alum Gives $500,000 for International StudyBy Katherine Yungmee KimAugust 2004 Fifteen years ago, Helen Graffen Donegan (B.A., ’49) was shopping in Shanghai when a young student approached her, wanting to…

A Broadening Time

A Broadening Time

July 1, 2004

Overseas study gives students fresh insight By Kaitlin SolimineJuly 2004 While studying abroad in South Korea, a USC College religion major on his way home from class stops to listen to monks chanting at a Buddhist temple.…