Trojans Abroad


You’ve been accepted to go abroad! There is a lot of information you’ll need to prepare for your journey.

Orientations: You are required to attend both a General Orientation session and a program-specific pre-departure orientation. You will receive information from our office about these sessions.

Application Portal: Please make sure to check the application portal to ensure that you have completed all required tasks. At times you may receive an email informing you that a document has been loaded into your portal, you are responsible for staying on top of all items provided in the portal.

Pre-Departure Checklist

Before leaving on a USC-approved program, make the following tasks a priority.

Health & Safety Abroad Guide

We urge students and parents to stay informed of conditions that may affect the health and safety of USC students abroad.

Mental Health Abroad Checklist

When considering study abroad, it is important for students to take some preparatory steps.

Study Abroad Handbook

Still have questions? Check out our Study Abroad Handbook.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Learn how to navigate the different challenges that may arise abroad regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. Overseas Studies is committed to supporting you so that you have a fulfilling experience abroad.

Additional Resources

Make sure you have everything you need for your trip.

Important Dates

    Withdrawal Deadlines


    If you withdraw from your program after Friday, November 3, 2023, you will be responsible for the late withdrawal fee listed on the Finances tab for your specific program on the Overseas Studies website.

    You are responsible for ensuring that you understand the withdrawal policy and refund policy for your specific program or host institution abroad.

    General Orientation

    Mandatory – All students going abroad in Spring 2024 are required to attend a General Orientation session.

    Thursday, October 26th
    3-5pm in MPH 203


    Friday, October 27th
    2:00-4:00pm in MPH203

    If you have questions, please email

    Program Specific Orientation

    Mandatory – Program-specific pre-departure orientations will be scheduled in addition to General Orientation.

    Accepted students will receive communication from their Study Abroad Advisor regarding scheduling the program-specific pre-departure orientation after General Orientation (see above for dates).