The USC Thornton School of Music, in cooperation with institutional partners abroad, offers opportunities to study overseas for one semester (fall or spring). In each exchange, a USC Thornton student will study at an overseas school, while a student from the same institution will study at USC Thornton.
Thornton students travel at the end of spring semester for a 3-4 week course, mid-May to June.
Typically available annually to Thornton students; often related to their major area of study.
Rewards students who enrich their learning by spending at least ten weeks in other countries.
Celebrates a diversity of cultures with a focus on the Pacific Rim, Latin America & Southeast Asia.
USC Thornton International Programs is available to discuss costs & budgeting, including resources for grants and scholarships. Review the resources below to get started.
If the opportunity for religious practice is important for you, ask your program for information about local resources. USC’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is also available to all students.
Attend one of our Pre-Departure Orientations that covers the information below before departing for your international experience. Upon return, complete the Thornton Overseas Evaluation Form & receive credit for your time studying abroad.
ConNext is a movement for excellence and relevance in 21st century higher music education, centered upon an embrace of change, open noncompetitive connection, trust and fellowship, and a guerilla spirit.
The Pacific Alliance of Music Schools (PAMS) is an international network that creates closer ties between institutions in the Pacific Rim and builds the region’s strength as a driving force for music education and culture.
Established in 1953, AEC sees professionally focused arts education as a quest for excellence in artistic practice; learning and teaching; and research and innovation.