jamieleeSpring is in full swing on campus, and we could not be mapplication review process is currently underway, and our dedicated Scholarship Committee is busy selecting the next class of incredible APAA Scholars!

Our annual APAA Scholarship & Awards Gala is also right around the corner. We hope you will join us on April 8th at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena as we gather to honor our current scholars along with an impressive group of distinguished Trojan alumni.

We are also more than halfway to our fundraising goal of $2 million! Student scholarships and alumni programs would not be possible without a robust endowment, so please check out the links to our Campaign and Gala pages to learn how you can aid our efforts to support our students and connect our alumni lifelong and worldwide!


Epstein Family Alumni Center
3607 Trousdale Parkway, TCC 305
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3106

Lifelong and Worldwide

Fight On!
Jaime Lee
President, USC APAA

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association


USC partners with Vietnam political academy in research

A delegation of officials from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, the primary institution for training the country’s civil service elite, signed a partnership agreement with three USC schools March 2 to facilitate research, student exchanges and faculty collaboration.



Jon M. Chu '03 returning to direct
‘Now You See Me 3’

Confident that the sequel will perform well, the studio struck a deal with Chu nearly two months before it releases his “Now You See Me 2”. Chu’s directing credits include “Step Up 2: The Streets,” “Step Up 3D,” “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”


Fulbright teaching assistant brings back lessons from Taiwan

Matthew Wong MAT ’13 knew his nine-month term as a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Taiwan would reap rewards throughout his life, but he never thought he’d be using the lessons he learned so quickly. Just weeks after he returned to Los Angeles from Taipei, he landed a job teaching history at Arcadia High School.



Happy Spring Semester!