Annenberg International Programs offers dynamic study abroad programs specifically designed to expand upon and enhance the communication, public relations, and journalism curriculum at Annenberg.
Through experiential and immersive programs, students are afforded diverse perspectives and practical insights in an increasingly interconnected and globalized world. Our partner universities and academic centers around the world offer innovative coursework, service learning, and internship opportunities that allow students to earn academic credits towards a USC degree.
With a career-minded approach, our programs enable students to engage with industries in an international context while cultivating the intercultural communication skills necessary to pursue dynamic careers in the fields of communication, public relations, and journalism.
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International Programs Events
Develop intercultural communication and competency skills with the USC Annenberg International Programs team through a book club on Afua Hirsch’s book, Brit(ish).
Afua Hirsch is the Wallis Annenberg Chair of Journalism, lecturer of the USC Annenberg London program, and visiting professor. She published Brit(ish) in 2018 and it has been a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK, and described by The Guardian as “a powerful hybrid of memoir, reportage and commentary.”
Please come prepared having read the book and to engage with concepts such as multiculturalism, anti-racism, and community.
Study Abroad Spring 2021
On September 1, 2020, the University announced that the school will not be moving forward with Spring 2021 study abroad programs.
This decision does not include Maymester programs, which will be assessed at a later date.
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A Few Facts
of study abroad alumni claimed an increase in self-confidence attributed to study abroad
Study abroad can have a positive impact on your mental health and sense of self-worth.
of participants would recommend their program to friends
Chat with one of our study abroad ambassadors to learn about the student experience.
average salary increase for study abroad students
Graduates who have studied abroad out-earn their peers who don’t have international experience.
of employers are impressed by study abroad experience
Students who have studied abroad are likely to possess highly desirable skills such as cross-cultural communication, independence, cultural awareness, maturity, and flexibility.
Spring Break Career Immersions
Annenberg's Career Development and International Programs offices offer three immersive career programs over the week of Spring Break. Explore policy, politics, public diplomacy, and the fast-paced lifestyle in Washington DC. Develop first-hand insights into social impact, development, and non-profits in Thailand. Engage with the most influential media hub in Latin America by visiting industry leaders and media companies in Mexico City.
Fully-funded and open to all Annenberg undergraduate majors and all Annenberg graduate programs. These exciting opportunities give students the chance to explore Annenberg's industries of practice around the world and in the field.
Information regarding the application process for Spring Break 2021 will be available during the Fall 2020 semester.
U.S. Media Studies Program at Annenberg
A unique exchange program for non-degree seeking international students to study at the elite Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.