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USC INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

REALIZE YOUR POTENTIAL. MAXIMIZE YOUR SUCCESS.

Rapidly improve your English language and academic skills as you experience the vibrant campus life and countless learning opportunities at one of the world's leading private research universities.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Intensive, skill-based English courses for 20 hours each week on USC campus
  • Six convenient start dates throughout the year
  • University preparation & conditional admission programs
  • Experienced teachers hold advanced degrees in TESOL, Education or related fields
  • University setting: full access to campus facilities and student life
  • Cultural activities at top Los Angeles attractions
  • Campus housing available year-round

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

A top-tier university in Los Angeles, California

Located in the heart of Los Angeles-a global hub for technology, health services, communications and the arts-USC is home to a uniquely diverse and talented community of scholars and teachers. Internationally recognized for higher education and cutting-edge research, USC offers more than 550 programs of study across a wide array of disciplines.

As a USC International Academy student, you will be immersed in USC's dynamic community, enjoy full access to its state-of-the-art facilities, and advance your English skills while building bonds that span the globe.
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INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

Full-Time Study (F-1 Visa Required)

Intensive English Program courses are carefully developed to meet the needs of each student’s skill set and goals across all levels of language proficiency, from beginner to advanced. Classes are small and interactive, giving you the opportunity to receive individualized attention, collaborate with one another, and optimize your learning.

Courses focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking, all taught by USC teachers. You have your choice of elective courses (e.g., Business, TOEFL/IELTS Test Preparation, STEM, Pronunciation, Journalism, Life in Los Angeles, and more) to complement your academic program and can participate in conversation groups with American USC students each week.

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Summer Intensive English Program
2017

May 4, 2017 – June 2, 2017
June 26, 2017 – July 21, 2017

2018

April 26, 2018 – June 15, 2018
June 28, 2018 – August 10, 2018

Program Cost
Summer Intensive English Program (7 weeks)
Program Fee: $2850 USD

University Service Fee*: $475 USD

*University Service Fees includes:
The required university service fee covers the cost of textbooks and materials, health insurance, access to campus facilities (medical center, gym, computer labs, & more) and airport shuttle transportation.

Intensive English Program Academic Semester
2017

January 5, 2017 – April 21, 2017
February 23, 2017 – June 16, 2017
May 4, 2017 – August 11, 2017
September 11, 2017 – December 15, 2017

2018

January 4, 2018 – April 20, 2018
February 22, 2018 – June 15, 2018
April 26, 2018 – August 10, 2018

Program Cost
Intensive English Program Academic Semester (14 weeks)
Program Fee: $5700 USD

University Service Fee*: $950 USD

*University Service Fees includes:
The required university service fee covers the cost of textbooks and materials, health insurance, access to campus facilities (medical center, gym, computer labs, & more) and airport shuttle transportation.

Intensive English Program Extended Academic Semester
2016-2017

October 27, 2016 – April 21, 2017

2017-2018

October 26, 2017 – April 20, 2018

Program Cost
Intensive English Program Extended Academic Semester (21 weeks)
Program Fee: $8550 USD

University Service Fee*: $1535 USD

*University Service Fees includes:
The required university service fee covers the cost of textbooks and materials, health insurance, access to campus facilities (medical center, gym, computer labs, & more) and airport shuttle transportation.

STUDY AND VACATION (4 and 7-week options available)

Part-Time Study: Improve your English on your next vacation to Los Angeles!

While spending your holiday in Los Angeles, also study at a premier American university in the entertainment capital of the world! USC International Academy’s Vacation English program will develop your English fluency in 17 hours of classes each week while giving you time to explore the iconic landmarks, beautiful beaches, diverse neighborhoods, and unique flavors of Los Angeles. Visit popular destinations like the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Santa Monica Beach, Disneyland, Getty Museum, Universal Studios, and more. Package includes tuition, textbooks, airport transportation, accommodations, and full access to libraries and computer labs, fitness and medical centers, swimming pool, dining halls, and a spectacular array of events and activities at USC and in Los Angeles.

Click here for more information about the Study and Vacation program and the registration form.

4-Week

Upcoming Dates

Spring 2017

January 5, 2017 – February 3, 2017
February 23, 2017 – March 24, 2017

Summer 2017

May 4, 2017 – June 2, 2017
June 26, 2017 – July 21, 2017

Accommodation Move in / Move Out Dates

Spring 2017

January 1, 2017 / February 3, 2017
February 21, 2017 / March 24, 2017

Summer 2017

May 2, 2017 / June 3, 2017
June 23, 2017 / July 22, 2017

Costs

Program Fees (per 4-week session):
Tuition: $1400 USD
Application Fee: $175 USD
University Service Fee*: $300 USDHousing Costs (per 4-week session):
Homestay: $1375 USD
Student Apartment: $1560 USD
Housing Processing Fee: $150 USD

*University Service Fees include (4- & 7- Week Programs):

  • Textbooks and materials
  • Health insurance
  • Full access to campus facilities (including student health center, libraries, computer labs, fitness center, swimming pool, restaurants and cafes)
  • Airport shuttle transportation
  • Trips to famous attractions and cultural landmarks in Los Angeles
7-Week

Upcoming Dates

Summer 2017

May 4, 2017 – June 16, 2017
June 26, 2017 – August 11, 2017

Accommodation Move in / Move Out Dates

Summer 2017

May 2, 2017 / June 17, 2017
June 23, 2017 / August 12, 2017

Costs

Program Fees (per 7-week session):
Tuition: $2450 USD
Application Fee: $175 USD
University Service Fee*: $475 USD
Housing Costs (per 7-week session):
Homestay: $2500 USD
Student Apartment: $2100 USD
Housing Processing Fee: $150 USD*University Service Fees include (4- & 7- Week Programs):
  • Textbooks and materials
  • Health insurance
  • Full access to campus facilities (including student health center, libraries, computer labs, fitness center, swimming pool, restaurants and cafes)
  • Airport shuttle transportation
  • Trips to famous attractions and cultural landmarks in Los Angeles
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UNIVERSITY PREPARATION PROGRAMS
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PRE-MASTER'S

Gain conditional admission to one of USC’s highly selective master’s programs before reaching the English proficiency and GRE scores required for direct admission! Nearly 100 top-ranked USC master’s degree programs across a wide array of disciplines offer conditional admission to qualified international students through the Pre-Master’s Program, including Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences, Architecture, and more. The Pre-Master’s Program will advance your English language and academic skills, help you achieve your target GRE score, and acquire skills that will prepare you for success at USC.

UNDERGRADUATE PREPARATION

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. Undergraduate Preparation students rapidly improve their English skills, increase TOEFL/IELTS and SAT scores, and develop essential study skills for success at a top university.

MASTER'S PREPARATION

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. Learn how to read and critically assess academic texts, communicate effectively in writing and speech, develop an advanced vocabulary, and improve your test-taking strategies.

YOUR UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE IN LOS ANGELES

At USC International Academy, language learning extends beyond the classroom to the bustling center of the University of Southern California campus and cultural landmarks of Los Angeles. Weekly conversation groups, educational seminars, and social outings are just some of the ways Academy students practice their English, meet new friends, and explore life in our exciting city.
LIVING IN LA

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, USC is situated in Los Angeles’ central business and entertainment district. World-renowned cultural institutions and sports and entertainment venues are just minutes from campus, including the STAPLES Center, L.A. Live, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

USC partners with several Los Angeles transportation companies and services to help students navigate the city. The city’s DASH buses and the new Expo rail line provide easy, affordable access to Downtown LA, Pasadena, Hollywood and Culver City.

ACCOMMODATIONS

University housing is available to USC International Academy students all year. Being part of USC’s vibrant residential community will help you adjust to life in the U.S., make American friends, and have easy access to the university’s myriad support services and Los Angeles landmarks.

  • Option 1: Student Apartments: Gateway (PDF)
    Furnished apartments with resort style amenities across the street from campus. Bedrooms and bathrooms are shared by maximum 2 students.
  • Option 2: Homestay (PDF)
    USC International Academy also works with a number of dedicated host families who are eager to welcome you to their homes and deepen your understanding of the local culture and English language. Homestay opportunities are managed by the Academy’s Housing Coordinator, who will carefully select the home right for you and provide support throughout your experience.
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APPLY IN 3 EASY STEPS
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1. Complete the application.

Complete the application, print and send to paulo.rodrigues@usc.edu.
a. Intensive English, Full-Time
b. Study and Vacation, Part-Time

2. Prepare and upload bank statement.

The bank statement should show a minimum available balance of $6250 USD for each 7-week session you apply for. Vacation & English applicants do not need to submit financial documents and can proceed to the next step.

3. Pay application

Pay $175 application processing fee.

CONTACT

Paulo Rodrigues, USC Brasil paulo.rodrigues@usc.edu