Founded in 1919, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is world-renowned for its schools of Medicine, Psychology, Fine Arts, Mathematics, and Sociology. It has produced fifteen Nobel Laureates, seven among its alumni and eight on its faculty, and has educated countless politicians, entrepreneurs, and scientists, as well as eminent composers, writers, directors, artists, and actors.
UCLA provides our students with the outstanding cultural and educational opportunities of one of the top universities in the world, while its extensive campus and the surrounding elegant neighborhood of Westwood cater to their daily needs.
Looking beyond Westwood and its many attractions, the program turns the whole city of Los Angeles into a learning experience. Classes take in the historic city center, business districts that have transformed our idea of entertainment, and world-class museums including the J. Paul Getty Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens. Our Activities Directors organize regular outings to Santa Monica with its famous beach, pier, and shops and the legendary neighborhoods of Beverly Hills and Hollywood with their fantastic mansions, elegant boutiques, celebrated theaters, and world-famous studios. Students enjoy the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Venice canals, take a tour of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, peruse local produce at the Los Angeles Farmers Market, and go for a jog along the Pacific Ocean at one of the city's many sunny beaches.