USC CSSA 2010 Fall Student Orientation Slides (PPT)

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2010 Fall 新生讲座
USC CSSA
中国学生学者联谊会
8/22/2010
为舟曲默哀
为灾区同胞祈祷
舟曲加油!同胞加油!
新生接机工作报告
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接机策略和团队
427 位新生
53 位新生(8/5)
43 位志愿者
6/1 – 9/2
40 – 120 分钟
• 感谢接机志愿者,辛苦了!
USC CSSA简介
• USC CSSA是一个非盈利、非政治、非宗教的
自治性学生学者组织。
• USC CSSA宗旨:
 为会员提供服务与帮助;
 积极开展各种活动;
 团结海外学生和学者。
2010 Fall CSSA的活动介绍
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美西南中秋晚会
篮球赛
卡拉OK大赛
工作讲座,汽车讲座
未完待续
CSSA的五大传媒
1. CSSA的网站:
http://www-scf.usc.edu/~usccssa/index.htm
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Newsletter
校内(人人)网
Facebook
论坛
有意见,有想法,有点子,请发邮件至:
[email protected]
几点建议
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和谐相处: 1% ;
面对三新,最大敌人:孤独 多参加活动;
Networking ;
提高英语;
不是一个人。
Chinese Student Orientation
Make the best of your USC
experience
Speaker: 邱实(Joey)
PhD student, 3rd year
Vice President of CSSA
Sense of Identity
• Who are we?
“No matter what the situation, what the odds or what the
conditions, the completion must be carried on to the end
and those who strive must give all they have and never be
weary in doing so.”----Fighting spirit
Sense of Identity
• What we love?
Sense of Identity
• What we “hate”?
Bruins the Bear
Bruins the Bear
Pictures from 陈昭
Not a mummy…
English Proficiency
• Make friends with people from other countries
More food,
plz @__@
Listen to American TV shows
Watch the same episode
repeatedly
English Proficiency
• Call customer services
Available 24/7
Free!
They cannot get mad at you!
“Your call may be monitored for quality assurance
purposes”
Follow the Rules
Tickets----one of the
biggest expenses for
car owners:
Parking ticket
Speeding ticket
Traffic violation ticket
Follow the Rules
Bike in the right direction!
Follow the Rules
No “Jaywalking”
-- illegal or reckless
pedestrian crossing of a
roadway
Understand the Rules
• Traffic rules ---DMV written test
• housing deposit
no vandalism, carpet stain, nails on the wall
• Banking checking/saving account/credit card
Seek professional help
Resources on campus
• OIS (I-20, SSN, OPT, etc)
• Advisor/coordinator within your department
(tuition, registration)
• Career center (career path, job replacement)
• Counseling services 740-7711
(depression, stress, relationship difficulty)
Make your voices heard
Speak up
Show off
Rule the
classroom
Safe Home, Safe Trip
安全
张莹莹
USC CSSA
Chief Technical Officer
Art & Design Director
校园安全
居住安全
出行安全
重要电话和网址
校园安全
• DPS (Department of Public Safety) :
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Crime Alert Email
TrojansAlert
Lost and Found
Patrol Services
Blue Light Phones
Silent Witness
Bicycle Registration and Enforcement
校园安全
• DPS安全Tips
 结伴而行。夜间尽量少在外逗留。
 放好随身贵重物品。走路时不要打电话或听
MP3,昂贵的钱物放在包里。
 随身装零钱。如果遭遇抢劫,保证生命安全。
 紧急情况电话。遭到抢劫后或目击犯罪后,保
持冷静,立刻打DPS紧急电话。
 积极报警。如犯罪者的种族,性别,年龄,高
度,胖瘦,头发颜色,衣着,鞋,车牌号等
居住安全
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Campus Cruiser、 Tram
重要的证件和财物
银行卡
SSN 社会安全号 Keep it private!
出行安全
• 安全性:
开车 > 自行车 > 步行
• 步行
• 自行车
• 开车
重要电话
• DPS (Department of Public Safety)
 UPC校区 – Emergency: (213) 740 – 4321
Business: (213) 740 – 6000
 HSC校区 – Emergency: (323) 442 – 1000
Business: (323) 442 – 1200
• 预约Campus Cruiser: 213-740-4911
• 911
重要网址
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DPS: http://capsnet.usc.edu/dps/
TrojanAlert: http://trojansalert.usc.edu
UPC Blue Light Phone Locations:
http://www.usc.edu/private/about/visit_usc/UPC_Emergency_Phone_Locatio
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Silent Witness: http://capsnet.usc.edu/dps/SilentWitness.cfm
DPS Tips: http://capsnet.usc.edu/dps/CrimePrevention/Specialntrest.cfm
USC Trams: http://transnet.usc.edu/transit/routes.aspx
USC Campus Cruiser: http://transnet.usc.edu/transit/cruiser_boundaries.aspx
USC Campus Cruiser 范围+深夜接送:
http://blog.renren.com/share/329658749/3079332989
USC 就医指南 & Student Health Center $236详解
http://blog.renren.com/share/229890775/3079433144
美国生活安全须知系列文章 ——初临异域
http://blog.renren.com/blog/329658749/483926240
关于 学习
 最后记入成绩的,是 letter grade
 GPA 会影响进一步的学位申请
master,PhD…. 都需要
 影响找工作
有的公司用GPA作为衡量标准之一
 GPA 高是硬道理!
选课,注册
• http://web-app.usc.edu/soc/term_20103.html
• https://camel2.usc.edu/webreg/Login.asp
• 课程的大致内容,schedule,grading criterion, textbook
等等:可见 syllabus
• 点开 schedule of class, 右手边的图标
Outline
关于 学习
• 选课,注册
• 关于选外系的课程,还有转系
• textbook
• 课程和国内不一样的地方:人员配置,grading
• 请 PhD
• TOFEL 与语言课
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一些个人感受
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Academic Integrity
选课,注册
 选什么课?
•需要首先满足自己的培养计划,方向,学位要求选择
•有一定的灵活性,可以考虑自己的兴趣及需要
选多少课?
• 研究生的课程,一般一个学期2门课是比较轻松的,3门
课比较合适,4门课就很重了
• 选课的时候注意调配好课程
选课,注册
 不同的系,不同的课程,侧重点和难度各有不同
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文科类的: 阅读量很大(SPPD,传媒,law,ISE的某些课程)
Math, 工程学院的:很多侧重数学 (math)
CS, EE 的: 有的比较侧重编程
 同一门课,不同的Professor 上,也会要求不同,侧重点、
难度有别,任务量不同,给分也不一样
比较有帮助的,是在选课前找掌故的老生了解清楚情况,
听听老生的建议,选好课程,选好老师,有所准备
关于选外系的课程,以及转系
• 工程学院master 一般 27-30 units (9-10门课)
• 一般6门课要求在本系以内,按照培养计划安
排
• 剩下3门一般可以是外系的
• 选外系课程需要外系的 D-clearance, 到对应的
外系去申请
关于选外系的课程,以及转系
• 想转系的同学需要再申请,需要考虑先修的课程是否能记入
其他专业
• 可以考虑,利用3门外系的课程,还有crosslink 的课程
• 想修双学位的同学,两个学位之前重叠的只能有一门课(可
以找门 4 units 的课来用….)
• 转系的要求要去各个系里问
Text Book
1. amazon.com 上购买
新版本的书往往很贵,老版本书就会很便宜,有的Prof 也愿意接受老版本的书(但是要注
意老版本的书的内容、作业可能会有些差距)
2. 跟老生买/借
3. 找找电子版的
4. 购买国际版的 (寄过来的时间比较长)
5. 图书馆借(但是往往只有一两本)
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去bookstore买 -____-
自己复印的材料自己用,注意不要侵犯到版权问题
新学期开学,bookstore里买的书, 一个月内可以退掉。
bookstore 也有二手课本,但是也比较贵,bookstore按照原价10%-20%回收旧课本
和国内课程不一样的地方:人员配置
• 课程有Professor, 通常有TA, 有的同时有 grader
• Professor 负责lecture 和课程组织安排,拥有最
终解释权
• Grader 改作业;TA 多为PhD 学生,有的负责
discussion,有时候会改试卷等等。
和国内课程不一样的地方:Grading
课程最终的 letter grade并不完全由最后的考试决定
 往往由weighted total 决定:
期中期末,平时作业,Project,Quiz,Case Study
• 出勤有的老师有要求,有的不要求
• 有的老师会curve,有的会设定标准,有的A多,有的A少
• 个别老师从不计平时成绩
建议
• 搞清楚各门课程的的要求,各个老师的要求,
• 搞好平时的成绩,考好试
关于申请 PhD
 需要重新申请
 USC 各个系的情况不一样
有的系需要全系 Prof 开会表决通过 (ISE)
有的系主要是 Prof 说了算 (CHE, EE)
• 有的 Prof 虽然出现在主页上,但是也许已经不再招学生
• 比较稳妥的是请教本系的掌故的 PhD 老生
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可以先和感兴趣的 Prof 联系,申请做做 research 啥的
• 建议先向老生了解好 Prof 的 领域,研究方向,是否招学生,
对学生的要求,毕业的标准,严格的程度,等等
关于申请 PhD
 需要重新申请
 USC 各个系的情况不一样
有的系需要全系 Prof 开会表决通过 (ISE)
有的系主要是 Prof 说了算 (CHE, EE)
• 有的 Prof 虽然出现在主页上,但是也许已经不再招学生
• 比较稳妥的是请教本系的掌故的 PhD 老生
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可以先和感兴趣的 Prof 联系,申请做做 research 啥的
• 建议先向老生了解好 Prof 的 领域,研究方向,是否招学生,
对学生的要求,毕业的标准,严格的程度,等等
关于 ALI 课程和 TOFEL 课程
• 不要对 ALI 报有幻想
• 大家可以看各个系里能不能减少,waive 语言课
• 如果可能,建议尽量推迟语言课
• 然后赶快考TOFEL,能考几次考几次,直至考过为止
• 祝愿大家这学期全部搞定TOFEL 和语言课
一些个人的感受
 多问
 美国的课程,提倡学生参与。有的老师、TA 都很提倡同学当堂提
问。建议大家破除中国人腼腆的特点,多学习印度同学,多多提问。
 重要的是真正的理解课程,把握精髓,自己苦思冥想半天,往往
不如向老师提问,获得点拨的几十分钟。
 多讨论
• 多和同学讨论,多和同学合作。往往能够提高效率,节省时间。
一些个人的感受
 多请教
 找老生了解好各门课程的情况,选好课程
 注意资源
 找老生借 textbook,notes, 往年材料
 同一位Prof 往年的资料可能会有帮助,在作业遇到困难的时
候可以节省些时间,预先知道考试的样式会有助于复习,有的
时候 Prof 也会给出往年试卷,或者sample test
一些个人的感受
 多请教
 找老生了解好各门课程的情况,选好课程
 注意资源
 找老生借 textbook,notes, 往年材料
 同一位Prof 往年的资料可能会有帮助,在作业遇到困难的时候可以
节省些时间,预先知道考试的样式会有助于复习,有的时候 Prof 也
会给出往年试卷,或者sample test
 但是要注意遵守 academic integrity!!
Academic Integrity
• This is NOT JOKE !!
• It REALLY CAN happen !!!
• MANY Cases!!
Academic Integrity
 例子:
 程序相近,被F
 作业一样,被算0分
 写文章就因为一句话和文献一样,被 D
 写文章因为有一个标注没有按照要求做,被F
 TA 发现作业雷同,被处理
太多血泪教训了!!
Academic Integrity
• 在国内的时候,这方面的意识可能不是那么强
• 有的老师,TA 对这方面的要求可能特别高
• 大家要知道 不同国家的人对这方面的思维方式
不一样!
• 如果预先能有老生的警告,就比较好
校内工作
On-campus Job
雷音
USC CSSA
Event Director
Career Planning and Placement Center
• http://careers.usc.edu/
• Connect SC 注册到mail list
• On-Campus Recruiting
面试技巧的训练
写简历的技巧,简历的修改
• 所有的服务是免费的
Tip:积极关注OIS的International update及
CPPC的邮件,有各种讲座的信息
工作种类
• USC Hospitality and Transportation
EVK, PARKSIDE,
CAFÉ 84, Tutor Hall café,
Town & Gown, Davidson conference center
Campus cruiser driver
• 学校Bookstore,各学院Bookstore
• 图书馆 网址:http://www.usc.edu/libraries/jobs/
• 学校各大机构如OIS, Admission office 及各学院office的
secretary, assistant
• TA, RA, Grader---Major related job
基本原则:一周不超过20小时
寻找工作及注意事项
• 时间:本科大一下学期,graduate随时申请
学期初及学期末是找工作的最佳时期
• 方法:
不怕羞,不怕累,挨家问
积极上网查看信息:Library, ITS, ConnectSC
建立人际关系网,找学长推荐----最有效
• 态度:Active & Responsible
SSN申请流程
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找到工作,雇主提供 Job Offer Letter
填好SSN Letter Request Form (OIS 网站)
由OIS 开出 Support Letter (2个工作日内)
带着以下证件到Social Security Administration:
o SS-5 表格(OIS 网站上有链接)
o 护照,I-20,I-94
o Job Offer Letter, OIS Support Letter
所有证件必须为原件
南加利福尼亚大学
Xiaoxing Chu
[email protected]
USC 08’
Jobs
1. Find a job related with your major
Different way to study (already in pro-program)
Purpose to being here…
Build up project experiences (Resume)
2. How to?
ACE your class (ex. EE MS Jin example)
Check various departments (CS /Marshell examples)
Talk with fellow (Cisco / Shenyu example)
Peer recommendations (Kevin examples)
3. What you want? => AIM => Go for it ~~ (GK/CG)
Gifts from ThatExpress
Fedex 50% discount Exclusively for USC CSSA
memebers for international shipping
Send email to [email protected]
有关毕业后的工作
赵启元
[email protected]
吃喝玩乐
王昊王
USC CSSA
Deputy President
吃喝
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USC及附近(EVK & Parkside,UV,Figueroa)
韩国城(虎子,Olympic Blvd)
Little Tokyo(大黑家)
新中国城(粤菜,川菜,北方菜,火锅)
 人均:10-20刀
 Cash Only
 Tips: 10%-15%(除了快餐)
• 自己做:省钱,舒服,约$200/月。
相关链接:
http://www.chineseinla.com/restaurant.html
http://www.yelp.com/la
玩乐
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USC Football,Lakers;
LA Live 电影院 $8 + Tram
Disneyland, Universal Studios, 星光大道等;
Beaches: Santa Monica, Malibu, Newport, etc;
Six Flag, Knott’s Berry Farm;
玩乐
• Griffith Observatory, Getty Center and Villa,
Huntington Library;
• July 4th Fireworks; 万圣节游行,新年游行等;
• SD, SF, Yosemite, 大峡谷, Las Vegas, NY, Florida, 黄石,
夏威夷…
Shopping
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食材购置
生活用品
网购
服装
礼品装饰品
http://groups.google.com/group/usc.forsale/topics
http://losangeles.craigslist.org
http://www.amazon.com
http://www.ebay.com
http://www.drugstore.com
http://dealsea.com
http://dealsvista.com
http://www.bing.com
https://www.bankofamerica.com/index.jsp
Outlets
• Desert Hill Premium Outlets
 Location:48400 Seminole Drive, Cabazon, CA
92230
 Hours: Sun-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-9pm, Sat
9am-9pm节假日有特殊时间。
 http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.as
p?id=6
 距离USC Campus 一个半小时车程
• Camarillo Premium Outlets
 Location:740 E. Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo, CA
93010
 Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-8pm, 节假
日有特殊时间。
 101旁边,距离USC Campus一小时车程,在去
Santa Barbara 半路中,可以安排在Trip里面。
 http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.as
p?id=20
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Ontario Mill Outlet Mall
Las Vegas Premium Outlets
Fashion Outlets, Las Vegas at Primm
LA Area Malls and Shopping Centers
(http://www.latourist.com/index.php?page=shopping-center-links)
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Macy’s
Santa Monica 3rd Street
Beverly Center
The Grove
Glendale Galleria
Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
Old Town Pasadena
Santa Anita Shopping Mall
South Coast Plaza
Victoria Garden
Fashion Island and the Irvine Spectrum
• Bargains
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Venice Beach: Great for souvenirs, cheap sunglasses and original arts and crafts by local
artisans. Best bargain – 3 souvenir T-shirts for $10
Fashion District: outlets of local garment manufacturers and top designers.
Retro Row 4th Street in Long Beach: Where costume designers shop for vintage clothing, 4th
Street between Cherry and Junipero
• Mid Range
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Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica: A three block pedestrian zone of shops and
restaurants
Main Street Santa Monica: several blocks of trendy shops, galleries and restaurants
Hollywood & Highland: upscale boutiques and mall staples in an outdoor Hollywood
backdrop modeled after a movie set.
Old Town Pasadena: combination of chain stores and local boutiques in historic Old Town
• High End
Rodeo Drive: Two of the most exclusive blocks on the planet. Top designer stores. $10 for an
empty store bag. (Tip: some of these shops sell the same merchandise for less at the Beverly
Center)
• Macy's at Macy's Plaza
 Location: 750 West 7th Street Los Angeles, CA
90017)
 在Downtown离学校挺近的,没有车的同学可
以坐公车过去。
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Westfield – Century City
 Location: 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles
CA 90067
 Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 7:00pm
 http://westfield.com/centurycity/
 地下停车场可以提示哪里有空位,而且3小时
内免停车费,比较人性化。
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Beverly Center
 Location:8500 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles,
CA 90048 (310) 854-0071
 Hours
 Mon.-Fri. 10:00 AM-9:00 PM
 Saturday 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
 Sunday 11:00 AM-6:00 PM
 http://www.beverlycenter.com/
• Santa monica 3rd street
 Location: Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
 Hours:Stores are independently owned and
managed and, as such, maintain their own hours of
operation. Please contact retailers directly to verify
business hours.
 http://thirdstreetpromenade.org/shopping/index.
html
 还可以顺便看看大海码头 ,吃shrimp,还有一些
有意思的小东西。周围Parking structure好几个,
有的收费有的不收,一般2块钱左右。
• The Grove
 Location:189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA
90036
 Hours: Mon–Thurs 10am–9pm, Fri–Sat 10am–
10pm, Sun 11am–8pm
 http://www.thegrovela.com/
 除了shopping,这边的theatre也是大家经常去的,
环境还不错。买东西或看电影可以stamp ticket,
减少一些停车费。
• 下面是某位达人标出的附近所有shopping地点,
大家可以参考一下:
• http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=110026417249560211710.0004501d30fe19a5ecb
92&ll=33.916013,-117.938232&spn=0.989196,2.39502&z=9
• 祝大家购物愉快!
Legal, Safe, Economical in Travel
吕益祥 Ryan
CSSA Vice President
Tram & Cruiser & Bike
• Bike shops: UV, 29 st
& Vermont
• Online: CSSA BBS,
TSA BBS, usc forsale
• Ticket:
– Wrong direction/not follow
the bike lane
– Not walk your bike when
needed
Public Transportation-Metro & DASH
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Metro system:
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200 bus lines and 5 railway
lines
go to the metro homepage,
plan your trip and choose
the map you want
Pay your trip
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Base fare: $1.5
Day pass: $6.00
Weekly pass: $20.00
Monthly pass: $75.00
EZ Transit monthly pass:
$84.00
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DASH system:
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The second largest public
transportation system in L.A.
county
Within downtown area,
there are seven routes: A, B,
C, D, E, F, and Downtown
Discovery
Route F passes by U.S.C.
Tips: UCLA, Santa
Monica, Disneyland,
Universal Studio, Old
China town
Driver License-DMV
• Written test :
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Handbook (Chinese)
30/36
Passport (I-94 including) & I-20 & SSN (if possible)
Appointment (recommended)
• Temporary driver license:
– Chinese driver license
– 3 months validation
• Drive test:
– Be familiar with rules: stop sign, etc.
– Drive along the testing route before your test
– Appointment (needed)
• California Identification Card (ID)
Car Rental & Flight Ticket
• Enterprise (USC students):
– 5% discount
– No young fee
• Hertz:
– AAA member discount
– Young fee needed if under
25
• Others:
– Budget, Dollar, Avis, Orbitz,
Alamo, Penske, Thrifty, etc.
• Local rental: luxury cars
• Plan before you go
• Travel signature (OIS,
valid for 6 months)
– Travel agent
– Web:
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Cheap flight
Priceline
Student universe
Expedia
Bing
Flychina
Used Car
Dealer:
– Auction
– Transmission & engine
30 days guarantee
– Pay more
– Less paper work
Other Sources:
– Craigslist: search areamodel-price
– No guarantee
– Cash, pay less (bargain,tax)
 Before you buy:
– KBB & Auto check or Carfax
– Smog check
– Mechanic check
 Seal the deal:
– Title change: DMV or AAA
Insurance
• 第三责任险(Liability) 、全保险
(Comprehensive) 、碰撞险 (Collision) 和未保
驾驶险(Uninsured Motorist)
• Companies: Farmers, State Farm, AAA, 21st
Century, Mercury, etc.
• Read your car insurance policy, especially the
compensation terms.
Have Fun!
 Huntington Library
 Getty Center
 L.A Zoo
 San Diego
 Vegas ( Grand Canyon)
 Yosemite
 San Francisco (CA-1/I-5) Hearst Castle, Santa
Barbara, Solvang
 Napa Valley
 Canada, Chicago……
Useful Links
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Tram: http://web-app.usc.edu/scampus/tram-services/
Cruiser: http://transnet.usc.edu/transit/cruiser_howto.aspx
Zip car: http://transnet.usc.edu/zipcar_new.aspx
Enterprise: http://alumni.usc.edu/benefits/offers/enterprise.html
Metro: http://www.metro.net/
Dash: http://www.ladottransit.com/dash/
LAX shuttle: http://www.supershuttle.com/en/LAXAirportShuttleLosangeles.html
Yellow cab: https://www.ridecharge.com/s/ca-los-angeles/taxi/branded/la_yellow
Greyhound: http://www.greyhound.com/home/
DMV: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/
Farmers: http://www.farmers.com/
Kelley blue book: http://www.kbb.com/
Craigslist:
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/search/cta/lac?query=&srchType=T&hasPic=1
2010 Fall 新生讲座
寄语

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