Look Out Below: Parachute Kids Descend Upon the U.S.

December 1, 2016

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

August 1, 2016

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) produced this report to Congressional Requesters.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

July 6, 2016

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

June 21, 2016

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.

Former Trojans team up to take American football to China

June 14, 2016

Weeklong camp for student-athletes combines on-field work with intense English-language courses.

Eric Heikkila - Discussant for Urbanization: Its Costs, Benefits, and Complications

May 25, 2016

Eric Heikkila teaches public policy and oversees international initiatives at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Baizhu Chen - China: A Positive Outlook

May 25, 2016

Baizhu Chen teaches at the USC Marshall School of Business and is the academic director of the school’s Global Executive MBA program in Shanghai.

Stanley Rosen - Discussant for Politics: The Chinese Party-State and Chinese Society

May 25, 2016

Stanley Rosen 쭸鋼듕 teaches political science at USC and for six years served as director of the East Asian Studies Center.

Clayton Dube: Closing Remarks

May 25, 2016

Clayton Dube has headed the USC U.S.-China Institute since it was established by USC President C.L.