University of Southern California USC

Office of International Services

We encourage our international scholars to avail themselves of the services offered by the USC Office of International Services (OIS), which provides advising services and support to the international USC community.  More international students choose to study at USC than at any other U.S. university, and there is a well-established support system in place for international scholars.

The Office of International Services can be reached at 213-740-2666 or at ois@usc.edu.

For visa issues, postdoctoral scholars on F-1 visas should contact:

Judy Hartwich
hartwich@usc.edu

Esther Lee
esthercl@usc.edu

Scholars on J-1 visas on the University Park campus should contact:

Melinda Ballengee
mballeng@usc.edu

J-1 scholars on the Health Sciences campus should contact:

Brett Wobbe
wobbe@usc.edu

General J-1 questions should be directed to j1exchg@usc.edu. The J-1 program website is also a good source of general information.