New Student Orientation

The University of Southern California provides a New Student Orientation for all new international students. This orientation acquaints new students with USC programs and services, and also provide tips on adjusting to life in Southern California. New students will learn about student life from a current student's perspective and attend sessions that assist in becoming familiar with the campus. Sessions will also be offered to explain U.S. immigration requirements and university policies and procedures.

Orientation is not only provided to acquaint new international students with USC, but is also provided to help students become more comfortable with the Los Angeles area and U.S. culture. USC has a diverse student population and orientation provides opportunities for students to meet people from all over the world.

Details on the New Student Orientation can be found on the USC Office of Orientation Programs website. The Orientation Programs website will address more details on registration dates, program schedule and fees, the International Student English exam (ISE), placement tests for undergraduate students, and other important information related to the orientation.