University of Southern California - International Academy

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Large

  • Tuition

    $5,000—$10,000 Semester

  • Affiliation

    Private

  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    No

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    English Language (ESL), English for Specific Purposes Programs, Intensive English

  • Setting

    City

  • Accreditation and Certification

    UCIEP Member

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

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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.

ABOUT USC & THE ACADEMY

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC consistently ranks among the top U.S. universities for international student enrollment. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC is recognized worldwide for its top-ranked programs, cutting-edge research, and unparalleled network of professional alumni worldwide.

Building on USC’s expertise in English language training and academic support, the USC International Academy prepares international students for rigorous degree programs at USC and other fine U.S. colleges and universities. Four avenues of study, all taught by USC teachers, are offered at USC International Academy, including a pre-master’s program extending conditional admission to nearly 100 master’s programs at USC, an undergraduate preparation program in which students can earn up to 12 transferable USC course units, a master’s preparation program, and an intensive English program with six convenient start dates.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intensive, skill-based English courses 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

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Intensive English Program

  • Study English in small, interactive classes held on USC’s campus
  • Advance your language and study skills in elective courses and labs geared to your interests
  • Receive support from a dedicated team of academic, immigration, and student advisers
  • Six convenient start dates offered year-round

Pre-Master’s Program

  • Gain conditional admission to one of USC’s elite graduate programs before taking the GRE/GMAT
  • Achieve your target GRE/GMAT score through world-class test preparation
  • Receive academic advising from the master’s degree program to which you are conditionally admitted
  • Acquire skills that will prepare you for success at USC

Undergraduate Preparation Program

  • Receive college admission advising by USC admissions staff
  • Earn up to 12 academic units of USC undergraduate coursework
  • Achieve your best results on the TOEFL/IELTS and SAT through expert training
  • Immerse yourself in academic, English language, and cultural support
  • tailored to your field of study

Master’s Preparation Program

  • Enhance your academic English skills for graduate-level coursework
  • Improve your TOEFL/IELTS and GRE/GMAT test scores
  • Work closely with USC advisers to chart your path to a master’s degree in your target university

 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)

 

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.

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—including USC’s excellent housing, libraries, computer labs, dining, recreational, and medical facilities—and participate in a wide array of cultural programming and campus immersion activities. 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.

HOUSING

University housing is available to USC International Academy students all year. The 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. Our housing staff is dedicated to supporting you throughout your stay.

APPLY

Choose your program of interest and apply today!
http://international.usc.edu/admissions.php

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)

 

 


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University of Southern California - International Academy

University of Southern California International Academy
3415 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA 90089
P: 213.740.0080
Masters
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Business English
  • Communication
  • Engineering
  • Health and Wellness
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • MBA
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Technology/Computers
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation
Summer
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Bridge Programs
  • Business
  • Business English
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Film Studies
  • Health and Wellness
  • IELTS in the USA
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • MBA
  • Science
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Summer Pre-University
  • Technology/Computers
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation
Bachelor Degree
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Engineering
  • Film Studies
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology/Computers
English Programs
  • Business English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Professionals
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • IELTS in the USA
  • Intensive English
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation
Secondary/Boarding
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Homestay Programs
  • Summer Pre-University
  • University Transfer