USC students will have the opportunity during the summer session to participate in a number of Summer programs, including Problems Without Passports (PWP) courses. PWP’s combine problem-based or inquiry learning research exercises with study in different locations worldwide. Summer programs typically run from May to July and are attached to summer course loads. Summer courses can be found in the Special Sections of the USC Catalogue and are not eligible to be included in financial aid packages.

A normal academic load is 12-16 units per semester for undergraduate students. The university recommends that undergraduates register for no more than 18 units. Permission to enroll in more than 20 units requires written approval from the student’s home department.

PWP and Summer Programs

  • Applications are due November 25th, 2023

    • Dornsife FLP: Field Research in Maya Archaeology (ANTH 450-PWP)
    • Dornsife FLP: Indigenous Language Revitalization in Ireland and Northern Ireland (ANTH 409- PWP)
      • Location: Belfast, United Kingdom, Dublin, Ireland, Glencolumbkille, Ireland
      • Led By: Tok Thompson​​​​​​​,
    • Dornsife FLP: IR Brussels Summer Internship Program 2023 (IR 391x)
    • Dornsife FLP: USC French Program, Summer in Dijon (FREN 300, 330, 490X, 150, 220, 250)
    • Dornsife FLP: USC Taiwan Chinese Summer Program (EALC 204, 206, 304, 306, 404, 406, or 106)