Read posts on our student blog which are particularly relevant for international students.
USC Chan Global Initiatives
The Global Initiatives team at USC Chan provides a variety of International Student Resources. International students and allies can also like our Facebook page to receive updates. Contact Daniel Park OTD, OTR/L for more information.
You will need to sign up with the USC Office of International Services (OIS) for Passport Verification (PPV). PPV is mandatory and you should complete the online PPV registration process well in advance of your planned USC campus arrival. You will also be required to attend the PPV session in person to learn about maintaining your immigration status and to submit your PPV documents.
The USC Office of International Services provides useful information about housing options, and general housing tips. Information about temporary housing for international students is also available from USC Housing.
International Education Research Foundation
Certification of Studies for USC can be obtained via IERF.
Interstride is a university resource that includes domestic and international job opportunities, visa insights for various industries and companies, and information about hiring processes. There are webinars available on a variety of topics.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Information regarding the exam for students intending to practice in the United States. Be sure to scroll down, click on Internationally Educated, and read about the Occupational Therapist Eligibility Determination (OTED®) process.
USC Office of International Services — Post-Completion OPT
Post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a type of work authorization for F-1 students completing a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the US.