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At USC, students enjoy the beauty and the tranquility of a traditional American university campus in the midst of a hugely diverse and exciting urban center. USC International Academy students benefit from countless opportunities to engage in campus life, explore the community, and create lasting experiences.

The University Park Campus spans 226 acres just three miles south of Downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the museums and recreational facilities of historic Exposition Park. Rich with architectural history, USC’s main campus fosters a vibrant cultural community as well as a stimulating academic environment.

As a USC International Academy student, you will take classes in university classrooms throughout campus and have full access to USC’s facilities, services, and events.


Located just three miles from downtown Los Angeles, USC’s Health Sciences campus is a focal point for students, patients and scientists from around the world. The campus’ many clinical, classroom and laboratory resources combine to form a dynamic environment for collaboration and scientific discovery.

The Health Sciences Campus is home to the Keck School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy programs as well as the world-class Keck Medical Center of USC.


From the expansive archival collections of its libraries to the sophisticated technology at its medical center, USC’s state-of-the-art facilities provide the tools and services to support USC International Academy students’ academic pursuits and personal well-being. ​

USC’s 23 campus libraries are designed to facilitate coursework, studying, and research. Their technology- enhanced spaces will support individual or group study as well as multimedia production and viewing.

Campus computing labs also provide access to nearly 1,000 high-power personal computers and workstations in public computing centers throughout campus. Any person presenting a valid USCard can use the technology in the computing centers, generally open 24 hours a day.

Did you know...
The USC library system houses over four million volumes of books.
USC International Academy students have full access to the USC Engemann Student Health Center on campus. A wide range of medical services are offered to help students maintain an optimum level of physical and mental health and to guide them in the prevention of illnesses.

The USC Engemann Student Health Center has all of your health concerns covered. The following services and facilities will help keep you healthy and assist you when you are sick or injured:

  • Primary and Specialty Care
  • Counseling Services
  • Allergy Clinic
  • Immunization
  • Pharmacy
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

The Academy provides medical insurance coverage for all full-time Academy students. This insurance will help to cover the cost of health care that cannot be obtained at the Health Center, especially in emergency situations where hospitalization may be required.

Did you know...
USC physicians serve more than one million patients each year.
Intercollegiate athletics have a long, successful tradition at USC. Trojan athletics have won more than 115 team national championships in a dozen men’s and women’s sports – from baseball to water polo.

The Lyon Center offers opportunities to participate in sports, group exercise, and other recreational activities. Membership fees are included in the Academy’s student service fee.

The Dalands Swim Stadium, home of the 1984 Olympics, features a 25 yard by 25 yard diving pool and a 50 meter by 25 yard competition pool. There are also multiple fields across campus for soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball, and track.

  • Main Gym, 21,800 sq. ft. for basketball, badminton, volleyball
  • A state-of-the-art weight room
  • Intramural Sports; Club Sport Teams; and Recreational Interest Clubs
  • Racquetball and squash courts
  • Locker and changing room facilities
  • Leisure and Fitness Classes (for an additional fee) — aerobics, hip hop, muscle conditioning, cardioboxing, spinning, water aerobics, Latin cardio jam, abs only, water jogging, diving, martial arts, yoga, dance, swim stroke analysis, fitness walking and personal trainers
Did you know...
Since 1912, USC is the only university in the world to have a gold medal-winning athlete in every summer Olympiad.
Outside the classroom, there is a lot to see and do at USC. There are many opportunities for Academy students to get involved in campus clubs, student organizations, academic conferences and other events as well as sightseeing or volunteering in the community.
  • 960+ student organizations to explore:
    • academic
    • professional
    • political
    • social
    • recreational
    • artistic
    • cultural
    • spiritual
    • community service interests
  • Exclusive film & TV screenings and seminars
  • Sporting Events
  • Arts & Entertainment programming:
    • past performers & guests include: Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Rufus Wainwright, Deepak Chopra, Ted Turner, and many more
  • Lectures and workshops by distinguished professors and speakers
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