A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Parachute kids, or international students from China or Taiwan who study alone in the U.S., have made headlines for their difficulties adjusting but rarely for their personal successes.
U.S. Government Accountability Office, "U.S. Universities in China Emphasize Academic Freedom but Face Internet Censorship and Other Challenges," August 2016
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) produced this report to Congressional Requesters.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Students can use these grants to study in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Application Cycle One is now closed.
Late applications are not considered and extensions cannot be granted.
All transcripts must be uploaded in order to submit before the student deadline.
Cycle 2 will open in mid-January 2020 for applicants whose programs that start from May 1, 2020 to April 31, 2021. This cycle encompasses Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Academic Year 2020-2021, Winter 2021, and Spring 2021 programs. Please be aware that the application and advisor certification deadlines are in Pacific Time and take into consideration any time difference as you prepare to submit your application.
All applicants are notified of their status via email. All advisors will also be notified of scholarship recipients via email, and will have access to the status of each student in their Gilman Advisor account.
If an applicant is not selected for Cycle 2, they may re-apply for the next cycle as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements and their program falls within the start dates.
View our Applicant FAQ if you have more questions.
New Joint International Master’s Degree Prepares Entrepreneurs, Leaders for Global Public Policy Challenges
The international master's degree in Global Public Policy, offered jointly by the USC Price School and the University of Hong Kong, is the first of its kind.
Weeklong camp for student-athletes combines on-field work with intense English-language courses.
Eric Heikkila teaches public policy and oversees international initiatives at the USC Price School of Public Policy.
Joshua Goldstein teaches history at USC.
Stanley Rosen 쭸鋼듕 teaches political science at USC and for six years served as director of the East Asian Studies Center.