International Summer Scholars Program

— Public Policy Issues in California & Beyond —

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July 16 to July 27, 2018


University of Southern California

Important Note: We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 summer program.


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The International Summer Scholars Program at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC) provides a bridge for students who aspire to pursue professional careers or graduate work at top universities in the United States. Tailored to international students or domestic students with a strong international orientation, the program provides an ideal stepping stone for academic or professional pursuits in public policy or related fields such as sociology, economics, political science, urban planning, public administration, environmental studies, sustainable development and many others.

Through this two-week intensive summer program, you will gain in-depth exposure to Public Policy Issues in California and Beyond. You will earn an International Summer Scholars Program Certificate from USC. This formal credential, along with your newly acquired training, skills and confidence, will strengthen your applications and bolster the success of your next academic or professional endeavor in the United States.

You will leave the program as a member of the Trojan Family, a worldwide network of more than 300,000 individuals who serve as inspiring mentors, professional colleagues and lifelong friends.