Friday August 18, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Walk through Los Angeles history! We're taking a free trip to the top of Los Angeles City Hall!  Led by a City employee!

Meet at the 81 bus stop in front of the Galen Building, near the southeast corner of Jefferson and Figueroa by 9:00 am (Figueroa side) on Friday 8/18/2017. We're trying to catch the 9:07 am bus to get there before 9:30 am.

You will get a free bus token, ride to downtown L.A., walk through Grand Park, and go to City Hall.  We might even catch the City Council in session. Then we’ll take the elevators to the 27th floor to get a panoramic view of downtown L.A.

We'll also visit the Los Angeles Mall where you'll find the Metro Transit Customer Service center (great for other low-cost adventures via public transportation—you can buy a TAP card for $2).  Then we’ll sit a bit to eat before making our way back to the bus stop to return to USC ($1.75 fare). You can bring your own lunch or buy it there—average cost of a meal is $8–10. Estimated time of return is 1:30 pm.

Click here to register on our RSVP page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact David Chao 818-748-7144 (cell).

Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

It's an hour-and-a-half of fun, food, and friends for international students. You can stop by, and then leave for your next class, or stick around to make deeper friendships. And we enjoy tasty food of every variety including vegetarian, fruit, sweets, tea and juice.

Starting August 29.


Coming Up Sometime in September

SURF'S UP!  Would you like to learn how to surf for free?  If you can swim well, next Saturday is your chance ... just sign up ASAP to claim your seat to go to Dana Point in Orange County. (Again, it's important that you know how to swim first.)

Seasoned surfer Steve Pike will be your instructor and provide you with a wet suit, a surf board, and a wonderful time.  You'll just need to bring:

  • a tight swimsuit (that you can pull a wetsuit over)
  • water shoes or old sneakers (to protect your feet from sharp rocks in the water)
  • warm clothes (it can get cold!)
  • water (1-2 liters) and optional snack
  • a towel

Sign up on the RSVP page as soon as possible.  Seats are limited to the number of cars we get.  Your driver will meet you at the bus stop at the corner of Hoover and 30th Streets at 7:30 a.m.   You will probably be back to USC by 2:30 p.m., possibly a little earlier depending on traffic.