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GLOBAL INITIATIVES

Opportunities for Students

From study abroad for current USC students to fellowships available for international students, we offer information and links to the wide range of global opportunities available to the School's student body.

GLOBAL FELLOWSHIPS - FOR ALL STUDENTS

Description: Many U.S. fellowships are available for study/research after completing a bachelor’s degree, and it is never too early to start thinking about preparing for these competitions. Candidates for such programs as Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright can apply at the beginning of their senior year, and many programs also allow graduate students and recent alumni to apply. The best candidates combine a strong academic record with other accomplishments in areas such as campus leadership, community involvement, and research. The Office of Academic and International Fellowships will assist you in your pursuit of one of these extraordinary opportunities.

More informationwww.usc.edu/aif/fellowships

BRITISH AMERICAN DRAMA ACADEMY, LONDON, UK

Description: BADA provides American students with an intensive conservatory experience in the theatre capital of the world. The program is designed to expose undergraduates to the rigor of professional British training in acting by helping them improve their ability to perform plays from the classical repertoire and develop techniques and approaches to acting that will stand them in good stead in any role. Only 40-45 American students are chosen to participate in the program each year.

Eligibility: Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Open to theatre majors or minors only. Must have junior standing by the start of the program. All students must audition for the program.

More information: http://dornsife.usc.edu/uk-london-bada

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP - FOR POTENTIAL GRADUATE STUDENTS

Description: The Fellowship awards provide the opportunity for emerging artists to pursue graduate study in any one of USC’s six preeminent arts schools – Architecture, Cinematic Arts, Fine Arts, Music, Dramatic Arts and Dance, along with the Fisher Museum where historic, modern and contemporary work are exhibited. Tuition, travel and living expenses will be paid by the fellowship, allowing the student to focus on creativity and producing new work, while learning from USC’s world renowned arts faculty. 

Eligibility: All international applicants who are admitted into a qualifying USC graduate arts program are automatically considered for the International Artist Fellowship. Consistent with the academic and artistic objectives of the program, positive consideration will be given to applicants from countries of the Pacific Rim, Latin America or Southeast Asia.

More information: http://globalartists.usc.edu/apply

GLOBAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM - FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Description"The Global Scholars program is designed to encourage our students to become outstanding world-citizens, while preparing them to navigate our increasingly-interdependent community" – C. L. Max Nikias. 

Eligibility: Global Scholars will: Have a minimum 3.5 overall GPA upon graduation / Have graduated from USC within 5 years / Spend at least 10 weeks outside the U.S. as part of their undergraduate experience. These 10 weeks can be a combination of one or more programs that are founded on academic study, research, work experience, or service learning. Programs must be administered by USC or an outside institution. 

USC Global Scholars extend their learning by spending at least ten weeks in other countries around the world.  No matter what you are studying at USC, these Global Learning Outcomes can help you get the most from your time aboard by encouraging you to see the global impact of your education.

More information: 
http://www.usc.edu/programs/scholars/global/application.shtml

OTHER OVERSEAS STUDIES PROGRAMS - FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Description: Administered through USC Dornsife, the Overseas Studies program offers Theatre & Dramatic Arts students opportunities to study in the following locations:

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand  

Sweet Briar Junior Year in Paris, France

Florence, Italy

University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

British American Drama Academy, London, UK

Queen Mary, London, UK

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Eligibility: Students must consult with major/minor advisor regarding coursework for major/minor credit.

More information: http://dornsife.usc.edu/theatre-overseas