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USC to open a Trojan outpost in Brazil, widening its overseas reach

February 21, 2013 |  5:18 pm

Tommy Trojan is getting some Brazilian flavor. USC, which already has seven overseas offices in Asia and Mexico for recruiting and fundraising, is about to add one in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Los Angeles-based university announced Thursday that its president, C. L. Max Nikias, and other officials will visit Brazil next week to inaugurate the office and meet with education and government leaders there. In Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, USC and Brazilian leaders are to discuss new and expanded collaborations for online education, medical research and student exchanges.

USC has more than 500 alumni living and working in Brazil, officials said.

For 11 years in a row, USC has enrolled the most international students -- more than 9,000 -- of any U.S. university. The school maintains offices in Beijing; Shanghai; Hong Kong; Mexico City; Mumbai, India; Seoul; and Taipei, Taiwan.

“The Sao Paulo office will be a catalyst for the growth of USC partnerships in research and academics as well as for recruiting top Brazilian students to USC in Los Angeles,” Anthony Bailey, USC’s vice provost for global initiatives, said in a statement.

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