Get involved! Make a Difference!

Each semester, over 120 USC students team-teach in local high school classrooms. Volunteers take the opportunity to “learn best by teaching” and become part of honored Trojan traditions: public service, community engagement and socially relevant scholarship.

TIRPers Talk Back!  Listen. Join. Share the passion...

 Many thanks to these volunteers who were asked to give feedback about their TIRP experiences. May 2013


Trojan HorseCalling all Trojans!

Professors in the School of International Relations offer credit options in their courses for TIRP outreach.

Professors across USC departments support TEP outreach.

Globalization and Ethics are strategic topics among USC academic initiatives... Ask your professors if they are willing to support a service-learning credit option in their courses for TIRP or TEP

Every outreach volunteer writes a report for each of the four teaching sessions to describe the content and analytical tools, and how students responded.CALIS recruits high school teachers to offer one of their classes, usually from the required social science program of 10th grade World History, 11th grade U.S. History, or 12th grade Government/Economics.

The teacher selects a topic and reviews each session with regard to the team's level of preparation, use of active learning strategies, and the class level of engagement.

Reports are posted to a webboard and reviewed for approval by CALIS staff - who are themselves USC students and IR majors.

In the USC tradition of leadership & innovation...

CALIS and TIRP earned national recognition from the
Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education
for effective design and use of analytical tools in a program run by students for students


USC Student Outreach


TIRP -- Teaching International Relations Program

TIRP in Spanish

TIRP High School Leadership Conference

TEP -- Teaching Ethics Program

Annually, up to 300 USC students are placed in local high school classrooms.

An additional 50-100 students serve as mentors at the High School Leadership Conference on campus.

Since 2000, over 120 teachers
across 50 local high schools
have partnered with TIRP and TEP,
inviting over 3,500 USC volunteers
to teach and mentor
over 30,000 high school students

The continuous use of materials and strategies is leveraged to pilot new approaches and hone teaching materials made available as a national resource.