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Problems Without Passports

Most, if not all, of the societal problems or challenges we face are transnational or global in nature.  These problems like global climate change, pandemics or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction are global challenges that do not belong to a single country.  These are "problems without passports."

USC students will have the opportunity in summer 2014 to participate in a number of Problems Without Passports (PWP) courses that combine problem-based or inquiry learning research exercises with study in a foreign country. Learn more about problem-based learning.  Courses are currently being finalized, and a full list will be available soon.

Undergraduate students:  Students applying to a PWP program are eligible to apply for our Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF).


Summer 2014 Courses:

Please check back periodically as we will be updating this page on a rolling basis.


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For information about summer financial aid, please refer to www.usc.edu/admission.