UCLA Study Abroad Program

UCLA Study Abroad students

Spend your winter break at the University of California Los Angeles!

The United States Studies Centre in partnership with the Perth USAsia Centre, is offering undergraduate students at the University of Sydney (select faculties*), University of New South Wales and University of Western Australia (select degrees^) an exclusive opportunity to study at UCLA in the winter break.

Applications for the 2017 program have now closed.

Applications for the 2018 program will open in March of 2018.

About the program

This adventure of a lifetime will enable you to:

  • Gain invaluable international experience
  • Study at UCLA, ranked 14th in the world (Times Higher Education rankings 2016-2017)
  • Live on campus and experience the richness of American college life
  • Accelerate your study by receiving credit towards your degree
  • Spend your winter break enjoying the Californian summer
  • Make long-lasting US connections and friendships

The program runs from 26 June to 4 August 2017, during which you will complete two UCLA subjects (equivalent to 12-credit points at Sydney, UNSW and UWA). You can choose from hundreds of courses offered by UCLA from a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, education, science, music, etc.

Rebecca Wong
“I was planning on doing an American Studies major and I thought this international opportunity was perfect. The United States Studies Centre sponsors you and they have excellent connections. UCLA is a prestigious university with a beautiful campus and what better opportunity than to be able to study there as part of my own degree." Rebecca Wong, UCLA Study Abroad Program

To ensure you hit the ground running, the program will include pre-departure seminars on US culture, history and politics, as well as cultural activities in LA.

*Open to undergraduate University of Sydney students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Business School and the Faculty of Science.

^Open to University of Western Australia students in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce or Science.

About UCLA Summer Sessions

As a renowned public university located in a major urban setting, UCLA offers students a unique opportunity to pair quality academics with the excitement and cultural offerings of Los Angeles.

UCLA Summer Sessions offers more than 700 classes across dozens of disciplines. Courses are taught by a top-notch faculty, which include a number of Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize, and National Medal of Science winners.

UCLA’s beautiful campus features lush landscaping and handsome architecture. Beyond campus, UCLA sits right by the popular college town, Westwood Village, where students have easy access to a wide array of shops, restaurants, theatres, museums, and other activities. Other common student haunts nearby include Santa Monica’s Pier and Promenade, Downtown’s eateries and nightlife, Hollywood’s shows and orchestra, and Venice’s beach and food trucks.

Most students find that living on campus is convenient and enjoyable during their tenure at UCLA. Visiting students have the option of living in university dorms, suites and apartments, which offer many advantages. UCLA provides comfortably furnished residence halls and residential suites located within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, and recreational facilities.