University of Southern California Tours & Reviews

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A Day in the Life with Jane

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Now. Good. I want to show your marshal. Business School. And while working, Show her this place, I am going to tell you. Okay. And when I'm walking, I want to talk a little bit about facts about years here. And I think stupid stereotypes about to your students. So starting number one, everyone thinks that all your systems of courage, which is, I cannot say its force. But it is also not true. I think your sisters Yeah, they like to show shop with, like, expensive designer clothes and with bags. But they also like many people who are so rich like from the middle class. I just received the grand. That's why I'm here. Also, there is a lot of those international students, as they mentioned before, think more than forty percent population here, international students and I really love this thing because for me, it's really amazing to find out more about different. Cautious. Besides American, I have a lot ofthe Chinese friends in France. France from Europe, like from Germany, Finland, Italy, Franz. And it's really amazing, like, uh, I think, talking with people from different backgrounds, different colleges make you be more open minded and expand your horizons, which is really cool. Also in the campus, you can find a lot of element I houses and this is my favorite one. This is marshal. Business cold you talked about? I have my entrepreneurship class here. And this one of my favorite buildings as well. It's you too. It looks very nice inside. And now I'm gonna show Andrea, what are your thoughts on the meal plan? And like food dining room, there's unlimited swipes. And because of that girl games twenty, she can't control herself. So you What else? What? And sometimes the food is good. Other times just go. Oops. Eat what? They give you some raw. Yeah. Damn, yeah. So forty. And I reason every semester get it's get anything I want it's these come on tonight. Okay. As I was editing this, I realized that I should probably give my impression of the dining halls. How many people are tired of me watching me fix my banks? Because I am, um okay, so I realized I should probably give my impression of the dining hall since well, since I already have these air there. Two interviews. So I'm going to say that evey K is by far my favorite dining hall just because they have more options for me. I'm a vegetarian, and for some reason McCarthy just doesn't really. They have a vegan section, but it's always just like cold chickpeas. So that's kind of upsetting. Um, so I'd say even K is definitely like, a favorite of mine. And I'd say I like Parkside, too, but it's just really far away. It's like a ten minute walk, so that's kind of So vicious Central Park, as I call this place a super green all the time and very peaceful. Like I would used to meditate in this place sometimes. Unfortunately, I cannot do it always because of the lack of time. But yeah, I really like you place Contra Mai's many of the Europe and rush a little bit, so maybe that's why I like it. Yeah. Also, I want to mention that I really love your seat for the style of the eugenics. It looks like Larry, you can say kind of European. Which I talked like like. And there's a mentioned I don't know what's going on with DeLay, but for I think for the last two months, no. I feel like I'm in San Francisco or, like in New York. I honestly really, What kind of do now? I shell of a building on DH on their costumes? Uh, great. You're building on DH. I love that. We have a lot of like, you know, like TV's inside and electronics on DH. I just said, I think I like the right with this. That's why. I often go there to study. Um, is I mentioned before? I do not leave, uh, the doors because I'm kind of talk for this already on DH. I do not have, uh, new plan. So don't go to die hoax. We're often just Sometimes when some of my friends who do live in a hole invite me to together to grovel Lynch also another hint. It's a good thing to have a friend who has a new plan because people have a new plan. They have, like a thing until free tickets for the for your friends, too, for free. So, like my friends away, Uh, I guess generous and nice with me. And I'll write you, like, during the semester at few tears for free, so it's a good thing But now I want to show you. I think one of the most famous place you see order to campus center. This is, uh, dining place to a dying hole. You just like my cell's sandwiches and stuff. Which I two most of the time, I'm a self person, just says. And here this is a bunch of tables here they can eat. It's always fooled. Your alleged like you will now find spots. This is my favorite place, Basil. It's guys. You love it. Thanks. That's what I like about you. Time for snacks. It's healthy. They were trying to stuff it. What? Stuff like you with ice cream icecream, Get a small talk help which I really love. Smooth rice Gig's not surprise protein worse. All right, So this is McCarthy quad. Um, it's sort of a big plot on campus where everything happened. It's right next to the light of our area. This is the library. Just one of many libraries on campus and start Max, um, and then behind it, it's sort of like the price school policy buildings. And that over there is the other all of the other library library. And then that is the bond Clyde Smith Center, which I will take you into later. Um, but yeah, Because you can see there were some of it happening here earlier today. I don't know what it wass, but that's sort of how it is around here. There's just always things happening. Um, and, you know, you can't really should travel that track of everything, you know, drive yourself crazy trying to do that. But there is so much to dio. Yeah, I really wonder what this event was about. Yeah, as you can see over here, Teo, there's like, some people who have put hammocks McCarthy, quad with trees, just chilling, relaxing, studying. And, uh, can do that a lot here because it is so nice out. Uh, nice seventy degrees here in March, and that's really typically what it's like here at most times of the year. Sometimes in December it becomes fifty five degrees, then we all lose our minds collectively. Right now, we're in a new North residence hall. It is one of our freshman living styles. Residence Hall is what you might see on film and television. It's about long hallway with a bunch of rooms on either side, each one to better use to desk two dressers and two roommates. This room right here is the residential Assistance Room, so it's a little bit different if you have a single room. This is what you look like. Here's the bed on all the states face a storage space. That's where he could hang all of your clothes and store your items. And I shoot window. Each room, no matter if you live in a single or double, comes with this micro fridge combination. So it's a microwave and a fridge and freezer on the bottom. And then this is Nick. This is his room. How do you enjoy living in a residential college? I love it's. This is like the traditional dorm style. So if you were to go outside into there's like rows of rooms like back to backs. He gets like, really know. Everybody loves in your community, and it's a really good mix of like a social space. But like because you have can also, like, be like, private and quiet if you want. I think there's like a little bit for everyone and nobody like, What's a person Orly? You could find like you could get a lot of storm like this. Thanks for letting us look around. Here we are. Wow. So this is the new university village. It is actually really brand new. They just opened it in August of last year. So yeah, this first building over here is actually the freshman honors college. That's McCarthy over here all around. These are upperclassmen dorms. So I'm actually gonna live at the top of this one play up there. Another cool thing about the village is that we also have a target on the side behind these little umbrellas. And on this side, we have our own little trader Joe's, all around. You can just find, like, places to e. We have, like, some life organics that those side tables bake pear for ice cream. You can even get your nails done on the other side over here. And it's just a lot of cool stuff here in the village couches to chill out. So right now I'm standing inside a typical lecture hall at USC. So, as you might notice, there is a bunch of seats with a professor's desk at the front, um, a screen in case we have a PowerPoint presentation. And so if you're entering into one of your general education courses or lower division major requirements, you may find yourself in a classroom setting such as this one. But as I mentioned, any class over fifty students is required to have a breakout discussion section. So if you find yourself and a larger lecture hall like this, which could range anywhere from fifty to two hundred students, then you will have that breakout discussion section capped at about eighteen students for a little more, one on one time with the teaching assistant as well as Right now I'm sitting inside a classroom of Mark Taper Hall. It's one of our buildings here in campus that houses the majority of our lectures and discussions for general education courses. In fact, we say that you're not a true USC student unless you have a class here because it is inevitable that you will have a class here. But if you look around, as you can see, it's a pretty small environment. Some of our costumes are even smaller than this, and that's because USC has an average class size of twenty six students with an eight to one student to professor ratio. So that means that you're consistently in a small setting where you get to answer or ask questions to you, professor, and raise your hand during lecture. Now, with that being said, coming into USC as a freshman, you might be in some larger lecture style classes for your general education requirements or pretty major requirements, which could be anywhere from like two hundred students. However, any class that is over fifty students is required to have a breakout discussion section, which is taught by T A or teaching assistant. And they're there to answer any questions you may have, and discussion discussed what was discussed in lecture to make sure that you really have a good understanding of the class. This is one of the doors which creates next to the martial school. I think this one is the smallest