Expand your global horizons

Gain firsthand experience with current engineering globalization issues.

Participate in an exchange program for an excellent opportunity for you to learn from peers and faculty in other countries.
Outgoing Students

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in this undergraduate program, you must:

Have a

Student in

at least
Semesters at


Not sure if you qualify?

Meet with your academic advisor.

*Viterbi students are not eligible to apply to study abroad for their last semester

The program is based on an even exchange of students between USC and the partner school, therefore openings to all sites are contingent upon the partner school sending students to USC. Some sites may not be available during certain semesters.



Recommenders will be sent an email after students have completed their application.

Completed recommendation forms are due no later than one day after the application deadline.

Your recommender will receive an email with directions on submitting a recommendation electronically. Be certain to confirm that they will serve as your recommender before submitting their contact information. 


Tips on Answering Application Questions

Keep in mind that we are looking for students with a clearly demonstrated interest in studying abroad.

Keep your answers concise.

Write your answers in advance and then copy/paste them into the application.

Partner Universities Information and Applications


Important Note: This program is dependent on USC, Viterbi and partner university guidelines. The Viterbi School of Engineering and the University of Southern California both reserve the right to postpone or cancel this program at any time.

Incoming Students

Welcome international exchange students! Please follow the links below for important information regarding your studies at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.


About USC

USC is one of the leading private research universities in the U.S. and the world. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. Our alumni are the leaders of industry and commerce, pioneers in engineering and medicine, and producers of fine art, great music, and many of the most popular films ever produced.

About the Viterbi School of Engineering

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is comprised of eight academic departments and several programs serving approximately 3000 undergraduate and 4200 graduate students. Viterbi students enjoy state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, and live Internet broadcast systems. Of its 185 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 37 are members of the National Academy of Engineering and many have won National Science Foundation CAREER Grants.

The school’s unique undergraduate and graduate programs lead to the bachelor of science, master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees in engineering; extend the frontiers of engineering knowledge; stimulate and encourage in students qualities of scholarship, leadership, and character; serve the city, the state, the nation and the world by providing for the continuing education of engineers; and offer professional engineering leadership training toward the solution of community, regional, national and global problems.


Published on September 14th, 2020

Last updated on August 11th, 2023