Poised at the nexus of the American frontier and the Pacific Rim, USC and the city of Los Angeles have grown together out of the “Wild West” to become global centers for art, culture, industry and commerce.
Southern California offers students virtually limitless opportunities for academic and professional development, cultural engagement and recreation. From internships and service learning programs in numerous Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations, to exploring the region’s many nature trails, to simply relaxing on the beach or skiing in the mountains, students will find that Los Angeles is the perfect playground and urban laboratory.
While known for its “car culture,” Los Angeles also provides numerous alternatives to driving, allowing students to travel anywhere they need to go, quickly and inexpensively.
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