USC INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
Realize your potential.
Maximize your success.

The University of Southern California ranks among the world’s leading private research universities and is home to one of the most diverse and talented student and faculty populations in the United States. Building on USC’s expertise, the USC International Academy invites extraordinarily talented students to cross geographic and linguistic boundaries and pursue their educational goals in one of our four avenues of study.

We can equip you with the tools to express your ideas powerfully, pursue knowledge across boundaries, and successfully navigate life in the United States—all while experiencing the transformative power of USC.

INTENSIVE. IMMERSIVE.
INVALUABLE.
Achieve your academic and professional goals through personalized English language instruction, cultural activities, and support offered at six convenient start dates each year.
PREPARE. EXCEL.
SUCCEED.
Gain conditional admission to one of USC’s highly selective master’s programs and then improve your English-language proficiency, academic skills, test scores, and potential for success.
IT’S YOUR FUTURE.
BEGIN THE JOURNEY.
Boost your chances for undergraduate admission to USC or other top U.S. colleges and universities through world-class test preparation, maximum academic and admission support, and up to 12 units of transferable USC course work.
REACH YOUR FULL
POTENTIAL.
Make your graduate school application stand out through unparalleled support by USC admission advisers, intensive TOEFL/IELTS and GRE/GMAT preparation, and academic English course work tailored to your field of study.
NEWS AND EVENTS
GRADUATE SCHOOL
SPOTLIGHT
USC Viterbi
School of Engineering
Consistently ranked among the top graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Viterbi School of Engineering is one of the nation's leading engineering institutions.​
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"I AM A TROJAN"
GET TO KNOW US.
TROJAN TO TROJAN.
More than 300,000 strong, USC alumni form a close and supportive community that spans the globe. As a member of the Trojan Family, you will be part of a remarkable group who are shaping the future of the planet, from business moguls and government ministers to Hollywood luminaries and Olympic gold medalists.
USC President Elected Chairman of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities
USC President C. L. Max Nikias has been elected chairman of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) for a two-year term. As chairman of APRU, Nikias will lead the association in discussing how Pacific Rim research universities can address pressing issues such as public health and disease prevention, disaster management, sustainability and climate change. “USC has played an integral role in APRU since its founding, and I am proud that in the years since, we have added to the organization a strong contingent of the premier research universities of the region,” Nikias said. ​
Neil Armstrong, M.S. ‘70
Astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon
Ming Hsieh, ‘83, M.S. ‘84
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman, Cogent, Inc. Member, USC Board of Trustees
Haifa Reda Jamalallail, Ph.D. ‘91
President of Effat University in Saudi Arabia
Yang Ho Cho, MBA ‘79
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Korean Air