International Programs


Maymester courses will be officially part of a spring semester load – when students register for their spring courses, they have the opportunity to register for three courses for the traditional spring semester and one course in the Maymester.

During Maymesters, USC Thornton students travel abroad at the end of their spring semester. These 3-4 week courses allow students to explore and immerse themselves in the world around them.

How to Apply

This program is only open to undergraduate Thornton majors. Selection will be competitive with a final group of 12-20 students selected to participate.

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to sophomores, juniors or seniors. A minimum 3.0 cumulative USC GPA is required. This program is exclusively offered to Thornton majors.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications and deadline to submit your application be announced at the Thornton Maymester Information Session.

PLEASE NOTE: A non-refundable deposit is due upon student acceptance of a Maymester course.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Jessica Nevarez, International & Career Programs Coordinator, at