Abroad Opportunities

USC Kaufman is committed to providing all BFA students will the opportunity to go abroad, whether through a performance opportunity or Maymester program. All programs, including travel abroad for performances, include a cultural component.

Performances Abroad

USC Kaufman students often have the opportunity to travel, performing on stages and engaging with dance communities around the world. At Gala de Danza in Los Cabos, Mexico, students performed both repertory and commissioned works alongside seasoned professionals, and even had the opportunity to present original work. BFA students also performed at the USC Global Conference in Tokyo, Japan. Select students had the chance to collaborate with other artists at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, England. Most recently, most third- and fourth-year students during the 2021-2022 academic year were invited to perform in Fürth, Germany.


During Maymesters, USC Kaufman students travel abroad at the end of their spring semester. These three-to four-week courses allow students to explore and immerse themselves in the world around them. Previous Maymesters have included the Paris Maymester, which was offered for three years—and will again be offered in Spring 2023—and the Berlin Maymester.

Upcoming opportunities in 2023–2024

Upcoming travel abroad opportunities during the 2023–2024 academic year include: