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Overseas & Exchange Programs

Engineering is a global profession and studying abroad is a great way to learn more about other cultures as well as gain perspective on technology issues in other countries. Today companies are more often international in scope or collaborate with partners overseas. The opportunity to study abroad provides you with the opportunity to gain meaningful international exposure prior to entering the workforce.

The Viterbi School offers several different ways for students to study abroad and gain global experiences.


Summer Overseas Programs

Six to seven week programs offered each summer in various cities throughout Europe. Students participating in this program can make progress towards their engineering degree by taking two major related courses while also exploring those cities.

Tsinghua Summer Research Program

This seven to eight week program provides an opportunity for an exchange of undergraduate students between the Viterbi School of Engineering and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China to participate in research with faculty at each institution.

Viterbi iPodia Program (ViP)

Viterbi iPodia is a cooperative education program using video conferencing to bring together teachers and learners from USC, Taiwan, Beijing, and other destinations throughout the globe to create a joint classroom. At the end of each semester, all students meet at one of the participating campuses. Learn more.

International Exchange Programs

These semester-long exchange programs give Viterbi students the opportunity to study at one of our international partner schools and students of our partner schools to study at USC. These programs are one-to-one exchanges.

University Overseas Programs

In addition to the Viterbi Summer Program and International Exchange Programs, students have the opportunity to explore the many programs offered through the University's Office of Overseas Studies. Students interested in these programs should plan well in advance as well as meet with an advisor in Viterbi Admission & Student Affairs to determine which courses will fulfill degree requirements.