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Enrollment opens for USC’s new International Academy

Academy sets out to maximize students’ potential for global learning

by Becky Meza and Jessica Stern
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The International Academy will groom students for success in degree programs at USC and other U.S. universities.

USC, the nation’s leader in international education, has opened enrollment for a new academy that will maximize students’ potential for global learning and success.

“The International Academy will integrate the strengths of USC’s English-language training capabilities, academic support and acculturation programs to prepare international students for success in degree programs at USC and other U.S. universities,” said Anthony Bailey, vice provost for global initiatives.

The academy is collaborating with USC’s eight international offices and admission and orientation programs to expand its ability to help aspiring graduate and undergraduate students from non-English-speaking countries achieve their academic and career goals.

“The USC International Academy will build on USC’s expertise in preparing international students for rigorous programs in our nation’s institutions of higher education, while expanding recruitment efforts to attract outstanding international undergraduate and graduate students to USC’s academic programs,” said Elizabeth Garrett, USC provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “The academy will serve as a strategic partner to all our academic units by bringing increasing numbers of talented international students seamlessly into our degree programs.”

Four avenues of study, all taught by USC faculty, will be offered at the new academy starting this fall, 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.

USC International Academy students will benefit from opportunities for academic development and campus immersion while experiencing life in the diverse city of Los Angeles, a global center of creativity, innovation, industry and culture.

USC has become a global leader in international academic programs such as the World Bachelor in Business, the iPodia Alliance and Problems Without Passports.

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