Through a Maymester course, undergrads visit religious sites across India, observing how traditions around death help form the way citizens view themselves and their place in the world.
Through a summer course in Tulum, Mexico, USC students learn yoga and mindfulness. It’s part of a new minor aimed at helping students take control of their health.
USC Dornsife art historian Vanessa Schwartz selects photographs, paintings, posters and other media to showcase the origins of early cinema in an exhibit at the famed Musée d’Orsay in Paris and later at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. [5½ min read]
A Maymester class uses food as a vehicle for understanding the diversity, cultures and history of one of the world’s culinary hot spots — even during the COVID-19 lockdown. [4¼ min read]
The COVID-19 pandemic made in-person travel for Maymester courses impossible, but USC Dornsife professors quickly created classes in which students could immerse themselves in different cultures safely from home. [8 min read]
International travel, field research and community service projects are accessible to first-generation students at USC Dornsife through the Fisher Fellowship program.
Bookpacking in Louisiana. Examining art and culture in Cuba. Digging up ancient artifacts in Greece. Exploring hip hop culture in Paris. USC Dornsife students reap the educational rewards of travel — benefiting from a tradition that stretches back as far as ancient times.
As an antidote to our technology-obsessed world, USC Dornsife offers a Maymester course that allows students to appreciate the age-old skills that form the basis of civilization.
USC Dornsife’s Maymester in Louisiana introduces a new, holistic approach to studying the humanities: Bookpacking.