Applications will be accepted for the 2017 CPD Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy on January 1, 2017. Deadline Extended! Application deadline is April 15 2017.

Program dates: July 9 to July 21, 2017

** All fields must be completed, or your application will not be considered.

For more information please e-mail [email protected]
or call +1 (213) 821-2078.

Full legal name as it appears on your passport:
Preferred Mailing Address:
Work Address
Home Address
Street Address 1:

Street Address 2:


Postal Code:
Work Phone (including country code):
Work Fax (including country code):
Cell Phone (including country code):
Work Email:
Alternate Email:
Sex (M/F):
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth (City, State, Country):
What is the highest degree you have earned?
When was this degree awarded?
From which University?
Current Employer:
Job Title:
Duration of Current Employment:
Short Biography:
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Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential for active participation in the fast-moving classes and small group discussions. If English is your second language, or if you have less than one year’s experience working in an English-speaking environment, please provide a brief statement documenting your proficiency. (The Admissions Committee also may require an interview.)

If you are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have not been granted political asylum, you must obtain a F-1 "Other" visa to attend the Summer Institute (which costs $250 USD). If you need a visa, CPD will send you a F-1 form to begin visa application process, which includes a telephone interview to ensure English proficiency.
Please select your option:

I need a F-1 Visa Form.
I have a valid diplomatic visa A1/A2 (a copy will be required if admitted)
I do not need a F-1 Form. I have a valid visa.
I do not need a visa.


Participants may choose to stay at any location in Los Angeles and coordinate their reservation and transportation to the USC campus on their own. However, for those who wish to stay close to campus, the Radisson USC Hotel across the street is walking distance to the Summer Institute. Students accepted into the program should contact the hotel directly to make their lodging reservations. This should include a 14-day stay. Lodging costs are not included in tuition fees. For a list of hotels close to the USC campus, please read the ACCOMODATIONS section on the "More Information" page.

I understand that I am responsible for making my own lodging arrangements for the Summer Institute.
Do you have any physical difficulties that require special accommodations during the 2016 Summer Institute? If no, please write "No accommodations needed." If yes, please explain:
Please select your option: Early Bird Discount is only available between January 1 to February 3, 2017. All tuition and fees must be paid by February 3, 2017.
Early Bird - Single Participant Tuition Only
Early Bird - Multiple Participant Tuition Only
Regular Price - Single Participant Tuition Only
Regular Price - Multiple Participant Tuition Only
If you need an F-1 Visa, please check the box below. The fee for a visa is $250 in addition to the relevant tuition fee.
F-1 Visa - $250
Payment deadlines and terms of the program are spelled out on your individual invoice. Cancellations or deferrals must be received in writing. No refunds will be given 30-days prior to the program. If a refund is given, an administrative fee of 15% will be charged. F-1 Visa and overnight mailing costs cannot be refunded.
In accordance with the University of Southern California policy, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.
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