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The number of ways to become involved with USC was one of the main reasons why I chose to attend Price as an urban planning graduate student. Attending the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy admit day allowed me to learn about the different student organizations and communities that were open to incoming students. It was there that I learned about the student organization Associated Students of Planning and Development (ASPD), and I knew right away that I wanted to join as a member.
ASPD acts as one of the main urban planning graduate student associations at USC and puts on a number of events throughout the school year….
After two months studying at USC, I am so glad that I made the right decision to come to USC! Just like other top universities in the US, USC has renowned professors, brilliant students and first-class facilities. But the strengths of USC are far more than these! Continue reading
I’m not entirely sure how it’s possible but I’ll be flying back to London for the Christmas holidays in about 7 weeks. I feel like I arrived here yesterday but it’s actually been several months – move to a new country, start a new graduate program and apparently time goes by very quickly! Don’t get my wrong, I am absolutely looking forward to seeing my family and friends (in fact by the time I get home, I’ll even have a niece to join my two adorable nephews and I can’t wait to meet her) but I will definitely miss my new Trojan family while I’m gone!
I have always been a big fan of travelling. To me, travelling broadens the mind, and helps us forget or care less about things that do not matter. One of the greatest things of being part of SPPD is that, it provides you with so many great opportunities and reasons to travel.
As part of my summer class – PPD 613-International Laboratory-Brazil – we took a trip to Rio de Janeiro. It was an absolutely wonderful trip and rewarding experience. As a class, not only did we go to those grand Olympic and World Cup venues for our projects, but also we took the train up to be embraced by Christ the Redeemer—landmark of Rio; we got sand between our toes on the world-famous Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Beach; we tried Brazilian BBQ and acai when touring around the European-style downtown area of the great city.
How time flies! It’s still a little hard for me to realize that I have been a Trojan for nearly a year and a half! This semester I am taking the Professional Practice of Public Administration (PPD 546) instructed by Professor Donald … Continue reading
For an international student (like me), the experience of studying in USC SPPD is most exciting and fascinating. The school provides a variety of excellent courses, ranging from core courses such as Public Administration and Society to quantitative based courses such as … Continue reading