Education Abroad Office Policies
The Education Abroad Office charges the $150 Education Abroad application fee for undergraduate for-credit applications to provide essential professional support services to USC students participating in university-related education abroad programs, as well as parents and USC faculty and staff. Students must pay the non-refundable application fee in order to submit an application to participate in an education abroad program. This fee supports the expense of maintaining an online application system and covers the staff time required to review applications. The fee also provides critical funding for the functioning and operations of our office so we can provide the services described in detail below. Given the impact of the fee on the Education Abroad Office’s ability to support hig quality programs and provide extensive services to students, the fee is refundable in limited circumstances only.
This policy establishes the protocols for creating faculty/staff-led overseas programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. This policy does not relate to academic major degree programs that are conducted overseas.
This policy outlines the university's requirements with regard to international travel registration, international travel insurance, university travel warnings, and international travel involving student groups.
This policy is to encourage new international academic programs. It provides guidance and potential funding mechanisms for colleges and schools in their efforts to promote international projects that would benefit the university as a whole.
This policy addresses USC tuition refunds for students participating on USC study abroad or exchange programs at times when USC must cancel the program(s) in the interest of safety and security.