USC Mann's

International Student Summer Program (ISSP) 2024

The USC Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has created an innovative, group-based course that integrates expertise in drug development, clinical treatment, and regulatory science. Students will work in interdisciplinary and international teams as they trace the journey of a drug through all stages from the laboratory to the market. USC faculty members will lead learning modules in the core content areas. Teams will present their final project at the conclusion of the program.

July 1 – August 2, 2024
(month-long program)

University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus


Meet the Faculty

Eunjoo Pacifici, PharmD, PhD

Eunjoo Pacifici, PharmD, PhD

Eunjoo Pacifici is an expert in drug regulations, the global pharmaceutical market, and international medical product regulations.
C. Benson Kuo, PhD Headshot

C. Benson Kuo, PhD

C. Benson Kuo's research focuses on regulatory issues for innovative medical products and product safety in Asia.
Rory E. Kim, PharmD, MACM, BCACP

Rory E. Kim, PharmD, MACM, BCACP

Rory Kim is an expert in clinical pharmacy, ambulatory care, and academia.
Ian S. Haworth, PhD

Ian S. Haworth, PhD

Ian Haworth's research focuses on bioinformatics, computer-aided drug design and therapeutic drug development.

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The Summer Program fee is listed below. Fees indicated include all program/administrative fees (including visa invitation) and coursework preparation and delivery by faculty members.

Four-week program: USD $2,700

Payment Policy

Program payment deadline: May 17, 2024

Housing payment deadline: August 30, 2024

Refund Policy

Program cancellation: Full refund by June 20, 2024 minus the nonrefundable $500 visa fee.

*Please note that program fees do not include insurance, international or domestic travel, housing, meals (other than those provided for during social/cultural events), or visa costs payable to the U.S. Consular Affairs.

On-Campus Housing

Price: $50 per person/night + 14% LA City bed tax (bed tax waived if guest stays 31+ nights)

  • Choice of “deep-dive” area of focus: pharmaceutical sciences, clinical pharmacy, or regulatory science
  • Participants divided into small groups based on the criteria of self-identified disciplinary focus and should include students across multiple partner institutions
  • Participants will receive a general session introducing each of the disciplinary areas
  • Panel discussion on the future of pharmacy careers with distinguished USC alumni
  • USC instructors work closely with each project team to facilitate their success
  • Tours of Health Science and University Park Campuses
  • Visits to medical center pharmacies and selected outpatient pharmacies

To view the schedule for the 2024 International Student Summer Program (ISSP), click here.

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May 10
Deadline to register for housing (registration form)

May 24
Last day to submit I-20 requests. Instructions sent via email.

June 3
Last day to apply for USCard (USC ID). Learn more at USCard Services

June 17
ISSP Pre-Departure Orientation on Zoom. Links will be provided a few days prior to the event.

June 24
ISSP program fees due upon receipt of invoice. Invoice sent via email no later than June 1.

August 30
Housing fees due. Invoice sent via email no later than August 16.


Admission to the program is by nomination only. Once USC receives nominations from its partner universities, nominated students will receive a secure link to an online application form.

Nomination forms due: March 1

Online Application form due: March 15