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

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

Judy Hartwich

Esther Lee

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

Melinda Ballengee

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

Brett Wobbe

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