Kevin Hostetler

Associate Director

B.A. International Affairs and German Language and Literature
The George Washington University


China (All provinces except Guangdong, Sichuan, and Chongqing Municipality) Middle East
North Africa

I have loved the thrill of encountering cultures since I was a kid. The moments of intercultural connection, from learning to cook a new cuisine to practicing a new language with a stranger on a train, have led me to a career helping international students study in the United States. After college, I started working in international admission at both The George Washington University and UCLA before finding my way to USC.  In addition to my work in admission, I am pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Why USC? 
USC provides all of the benefits of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research institution. Add the global, diverse city of Los Angeles to the mix, and you have one of the most outstanding universities in the world.

Admission Advice: 
Think of the application process as your first college class. You will be asked to do research, write papers, and be self-reflective on your future. Although it can be stressful, try to enjoy the experience. You are making a big, exciting decision that will change the trajectory of your life.

Movie: Atonement and The English Patient
Food: Mango Sticky Rice
Quote: “The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
Musical Performer: Celine
Book: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen