Office of Global Initiatives
The Office of Global Initiatives advances the international visibility, reach and impact of USC’s research, scholarship, art, education and service programs. The office works with the all of the university’s schools to support and strengthen their efforts to create international academic and research partnerships as well as opportunities for students to learn outside of the United States.
Located in the Office of the Provost, the Office of Global Initiatives supervises a network of international offices that support the university’s academic mission by advancing research and other partnerships, recruiting international students, and developing opportunities for USC students to study, conduct research, work in internships and engage in service-based learning abroad.
As the founder of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, USC has been a leader in forging international partnerships. Across the university, individual schools, departments, programs and scholars likewise collaborate with governments, businesses, communities and other institutions of higher learning around the world to develop teaching and research programs addressing global problems.
The Office of Global Initiatives provides support to USC departments and schools that wish to pursue international partnerships through Memoranda of Understanding or other means.