Standing in front of Temple 5 at Tikal

Viterbi + Minor in Cultural Anthropology

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. Happy almost-Halloweekend! This week I wanted to talk a bit about one of my favorite Viterbi Plus experiences: Viterbi + my Cultural Anthropology minor. I originally declared my minor in Cultural Anthropology after taking a General Education class in anthropology. My class was on the nature of Maya Civilization, and I became …


South African Summer And The Start of Fall!

Samantha Kaplan-2015 Samantha, Uncategorized, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

This summer was one of the most incredible summers of my life, as I got to spend it participating in a service learning study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa!  Cape Town was one of my favorite cities, and I am convinced it is one of the best places for a young person in the entire world.  Throughout my …

Patrick and I enjoying our time in Venice

My Summer in Rome with the Viterbi Overseas Program

Sarah Sarah Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful summer break. It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. I’m currently back at school preparing for sorority recruitment, and I’m so excited for classes to start next week! I’m really looking forward to this semester. I’m thrilled to be a Freshman Academy Coach this year! Most importantly, I cannot …


Summer Plans! Israel & Internship

Markus Markus, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone, I cannot believe that summer is right around the corner with only a few finals standing in my way.  Right when the semester comes to a close, I will have the opportunity to go abroad to the Middle East, and work a technical internship back in Los Angeles.  A fun and jam packed summer ahead of me, I …

What I am looking forward to this summer!

Oh, the Places I’ll Go (And the Places I’ve Been)

Alex Alex, Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Today marks the start of the last week of classes. At the end of this week, I will be half way done with college, having completed two full years here at the University of Southern California. Looking back on these last two years, I am a little nostalgic and somewhat melancholy that I only have two more years to spend …

Some friends and I in Madrid

Being a Woman in Engineering

natalie Women In Engineering 1 Comment

With graduation rapidly approaching I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my experience at USC, particularly as a woman in engineering. To be honest, I haven’t noticed a difference in my experience compared to my guy friends in engineering or USC in general. While my classes aren’t 50% girls, the ratio is high enough that I don’t even notice …


More About India

Samantha Kaplan-2015 Samantha, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

In my blog last week, I briefly discussed my trip to India.  Over Winter Break, I had the opportunity to travel to Rajasthan, India with the USC Volunteer Center.  This week, I want to delve into further detail about the trip that changed my life.

My team with students from USC, PKU, and KAIST

Starting Summer with some Travel!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

So far this summer, I have had the opportunity to do some travel abroad and nearby.  I spent the first two weeks of summer in South Korea with the Viterbi iPodia program.  This experience was really amazing; part of the class was getting to know students from China, Korea, Israel, and Germany, and it was awesome working with these students …

Seoul, South Korea

Reflecting on Spring ’13 and Looking Forward to Summer

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Viterbi Summer Leave a Comment

Wow! I cannot believe it is already the last week of classes! This semester flew by, and as sad as I am to be halfway finished with my time here at USC, I am ready to move into summer.  My classes this semester have been really interesting- especially my separations class (CHE 350).  I found all of this really interesting …