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UCLA Study Abroad

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  • Global Cities, Urban Realities
    • Experience life in London and Paris, two of the most epic cities in the world. In this action-packed program, you’ll discover the cultures, social movements, and politics of both countries. Courses span topics in health, immigration, national identity, and human rights.

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  • London's Calling
    • London is an electrifying city with unmatched influence on today’s world scene. Designed by UC and delivered by British professors, the transnational curriculum puts a spotlight on British culture, politics, and identity.

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  • Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
    • Turn your passion for art into an exciting career at the Sotheby's Institute of Art in London and gain an inside view of the business behind the art. Train with historians, curators, lawyers, marketers, and faculty while taking classes steps away from the British Museum and National Gallery.

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  • Summer at London School Of Economics
    • Give your future a boost at one of Europe’s most prestigious schools. Choose from more than 100 courses in business, finance, politics, and management, learning by way of lectures and interactive seminars with about 15 students.

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  • Summer in Cambridge
    • Cambridge, a university town with a winding river and leafy green meadows, has been home to prime ministers, writers, and scientists. More like a university with a city around it, Cambridge hosts buildings that have remained unchanged for centuries.

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  • Summer in Oxford
    • Exeter College offers the best of an Oxford education in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines. During this 6-week summer program, small, discussion-based classes and engaged faculty provide an intellectually and culturally stimulating environment, which students rave about.

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  • Summer in Sussex
    • Minutes from the sparkling seafront, Sussex is quintessentially English, with spectacular castles, greenery, and attractions fit for royals. Whatever your major, this summer program delivers a full English university experience.

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  • Business and Entrepreneurship in London
    • Take your business ideas to London, one of the world’s top financial centers. Designed by UC and delivered by British professors, this program has a distinct entrepreneurial focus. Examine the current state of business and work in London and learn how small ideas grow into big global companies.

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  • Summer at Sotheby's Institute of Art
    • Take in London’s major art collections, museums, and galleries as you unlock the secrets of the international art world. This compact four-week summer program is for art lovers, creators, and anyone interested in the business behind the art. Explore various perspectives that include curating, collecting, and financing art collections.

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  • Summer at University College London
    • Spend the summer in iconic London. University College London, the most popular English university for UC students, offers a large selection of summer courses for a variety of majors. Program activities include cultural excursions, shows in the West End, comedy nights, day trips outside of London, and a boat party.

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  • Environment and Sustainability, East Anglia
    • The University of East Anglia has been a pioneer in climate research for half a century, as evidenced by its interdisciplinary courses focused on climate change, environmental policy, resource management, and conservation. Students attend class with local Brits and international students.

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  • Sussex Summer Physics
    • At the University of Sussex, mere minutes from one of the most famous seafronts in the world, you can take undergraduate physics courses that are hard to get at many UC campuses. This calculus-based academic program delivers a firm foundation in physical concepts and principles, including kinematics, dynamics, fluids, elasticity,

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  • University College London
    • University College London (UCL) is one of Britain’s top universities and the most radical; it has received awards that recognize their progressive work practice. Craft your full-time course schedule at University College London (UCL) based on your academic needs and attend class with local Brits.

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  • University of Bristol
    • The University of Bristol is an innovative university that has tackled global issues like climate change, infection and immunity, human rights, and cryptography. Engineering students will find many course are throughout the academic year. A UNESCO City of Film, Bristol is an exceptional location for film, media, and art majors.

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  • University of Edinburgh
    • Occupying the northern part of the island of the United Kingdom, Scotland is a land of wide open sky and lonely landscapes of high cliffs and crashing waves. Craft your full-time course schedule based on your academic needs, and attend class with local Scots and other international students.

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  • University of Glasgow
    • Glasgow's free attractions—from the GoMa, to Riverside Museum, and the Botanics—are the gift that keeps giving. Craft your full-time course schedule based on your academic needs, and attend class with local Scots and international students from all over the world.

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  • University of London, Queen Mary
    • University of London, Queen Mary, (QMUL) offers all the advantages of living and studying in an iconic world capital. Research and teaching go hand-in-hand at QMUL, especially for subject areas from robotics to artificial intelligence to gene therapy. At QMUL, you’ll find excellent courses in any major.

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  • University of London, Royal Holloway
    • University of London, Royal Holloway, is in the Surrey countryside on the top of a hill near the rural, commuter town of Egham. The university is known for performing arts, athletics, and a wide range of courses in science and the social sciences.

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  • University of Manchester
    • The most applied-to university in the UK, the University of Manchester is popular with British and international students. If you’re looking for a university renowned for engineering and sciences, but don’t want full-time big city life, Manchester’s the place for you.

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  • University of St Andrews
    • If a medieval university with a picturesque bay surrounded by cliffs on the shore of the North Sea sounds like your jam, welcome to the University of St Andrews. You'll keep charming traditions like wearing colorful robes at various times of the year or jumping into the North Sea.

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  • University of Sussex
    • The University of Sussex is a large university with a range of courses in development and global studies, business, physics, psychology, humanities, and media arts. A flexible approach allows you to design your own study abroad program by matching modules across various subject areas.

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  • English: London - City of Transformations
    • This program is an opportunity to gain an intimate knowledge of London, discovering the psychogeography of the contemporary capital while recovering the hidden traces of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, such as the churches of Nicholas Hawksmoor.

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  • Domestic and Foreign Politics in Europe
    • Analyze European politics from the UK to Belgium, the Netherlands to France. Examine the individual systems of governments and the role played by these countries in world politics. The program includes visits to governmental agencies such as the EU and the Dutch Parliament.

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  • English: London - City of Transformations
    • This program is an opportunity to gain an intimate knowledge of London, discovering the psychogeography of the contemporary capital while recovering the hidden traces of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, such as the churches of Nicholas Hawksmoor.

      Website

  • Domestic and Foreign Politics in Europe
    • Analyze European politics from the UK to Belgium, the Netherlands to France. Examine the individual systems of governments and the role played by these countries in world politics. The program includes visits to governmental agencies such as the EU and the Dutch Parliament.

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  • Imperial College London
    • The Imperial College program is a year-long experience at a one-of-a-kind university in central London. The city is home to millions of foreign-born residents, making it one of the most multicultural cities in the world. This program is open to engineering, computer science, and Earth science majors.

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Collaborations

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  • 2022-23: 197 students
    • Business and Entrepreneurship in London: 12 students
    • English Universities: 22 students
    • London School of Economics: 3 students
    • London's Calling: 4 students
    • Sotheby's Institute of Art, London: 2 students
    • Summer at London School of Economics: 17 students
    • Summer at University College London: 18 students
    • Summer in Cambridge: 22 students
    • Summer in Oxford: 10 students
    • Summer in Sussex: 1 student
    • Intern: Scotland: 3 students
    • Scottish Universities: 8 students
    • Glasgow Summer Physics: 72 students
    • Summer Research in Glasgow: 3 students
  • 2021-22: 148 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities: 15 students
    • Business and Entrepreneurship in London: 3 students
    • English Universities: 19 students
    • London's Calling: 5 students
    • Summer at London School of Economics: 18 students
    • Summer at Queen Mary: 1 student
    • Summer at University College London: 14 students
    • Summer in Cambridge: 13 students
    • Summer in Oxford: 3 students
    • Summer in Sussex: 5 students
    • Intern: Scotland: 3 students
    • Scottish Universities: 5 students
    • Glasgow Science and Engineering: 40 students
    • Summer Research in Glasgow: 4 students
  • 2020-21: 149 students
    • Summer at London School of Economics: 1 student
    • Global Cities Urban Realities: 15 students
    • Business and Entrepreneurship in London: 3 students
    • English Universities: 19 students
    • London's Calling: 5 students
    • Summer at London School of Economics: 18 students
    • Summer at Queen Mary: 1 student
    • Summer at University College London: 14 students
    • Summer in Cambridge: 13 students
    • Summer in Oxford: 3 students
    • Summer in Sussex: 5 students
    • Intern: Scotland: 3 students
    • Scottish Universities: 5 students
    • Glasgow Science and Engineering: 40 students
    • Summer Research in Glasgow: 4 students
  • 2019-20: 64 students
    • Sotheby`s Institute of Art, London: 5 students
    • English Universities: 41 students
    • Arts, Politics, Society & Space, UC Center London: 6 students
    • Intern: Scotland: 3 students
    • Scottish Universities: 9 students
  • 2018-19: 304 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Quarter): 10 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Semester with Internship): 1 student
    • Arts, Politics, Society & Space, UC Center London: 8 students
    • English Universities: 38 students
    • Sotheby's Institute of Art, London: 2 students
    • Summer, Exeter College, Oxford University: 2 students
    • Summer, London School of Economics: 21 students
    • Summer, Pembroke/King's College, University of Cambridge: 14 students
    • Summer, Queen Mary University of London: 5 students
    • Summer, University of Sussex: 127 students
    • University of the Arts London / London College of Communication: 1 student
    • Intern: Scotland: 2 students
    • Science Summer School, Univ. of Glasgow: 64 students
    • Scottish Universities: 9 students
  • 2017-18: 298 students
    • Arts, Politics, Society & Space, UC Center London: 6 students
    • English Universities: 31 students
    • Sotheby's Institute of Art, London: 6 students
    • Summer, London School of Economics: 35 students
    • Summer, Pembroke/King's College, University of Cambridge: 12 students
    • Summer, University of Sussex: 139 students
    • Summer, Exeter College, Oxford University: 1 student
    • Summer, Queen Mary University of London: 2 students
    • Intern: Scotland: 1 student
    • Science Summer School, Univ. of Glasgow: 44 students
    • Scottish Universities: 7 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Semester with Internship): 2 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Quarter): 12 students
  • 2016-17: 309 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Quarter): 16 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Semester with Internship): 5 students
    • Arts, Politics, Society & Space, UC Center London: 8 students
    • English Universities: 38 students
    • Sotheby's Institute of Art, London: 5 students
    • Summer, London School of Economics: 25 students
    • Summer, Pembroke/King's College, University of Cambridge: 16 students
    • Summer, University of East Anglia: 1 student
    • Summer, University of Sussex: 119 students
    • University of the Arts London / London College of Communication: 2 students
    • Intern: Scotland: 2 students
    • Science Summer School, Univ. of Glasgow: 55 students
    • Scottish Universities: 17 students
  • 2015-16: 387 students
    • Arts, Politics, Society & Space, UC Center London: 9 students
    • English Universities: 38 students
    • Sotheby's Institute of Art, London: 4 students
    • Summer, London School of Economics: 40 students
    • Summer, Pembroke/King's College, University of Cambridge: 15 students
    • Summer, University of Sussex: 213 students
    • Science Summer School, Univ. of Glasgow: 33 students
    • Scottish Universities: 14 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Quarter): 16 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Semester with Internship): 5 students
  • 2014-15: 351 students
    • Arts, Politics, Society & Space, UC Center London: 6 students
    • English Universities: 23 students
    • English Universities: 1 student
    • English Universities: 4 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Quarter): 6 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Quarter): 5 students
    • International Summer School, Pembroke/King's College, Univ. of Cambridge: 22 students
    • International Summer School, Univ. of Sussex: 222 students
    • Sotheby's Institute of Art, London: 2 students
    • Summer School, London School of Economics: 7 students
    • Summer School, London School of Economics: 16 students
    • Science Summer School, Univ. of Glasgow: 24 students
    • Scottish Parliament Internship, UC Center Edinburgh: 1 student
    • Scottish Universities: 9 students
    • Scottish Universities: 3 students
  • 2013-14: 293 students
    • Arts, Politics, Society & Space, UC Center London: 8 students
    • English Universities: 18 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Quarter): 6 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Semester with Internship): 3 students
    • International Summer School, Pembroke/King's College, Univ. of Cambridge: 25 students
    • International Summer School, Univ. of Sussex: 208 students
    • Summer School, London School of Economics: 15 students
    • Scottish Parliament Internship, UC Center Edinburgh: 1 student
    • Scottish Universities: 9 students
  • 2012-13: 211 students
    • Arts, Politics, Society & Space, UC Center London: 6 students
    • Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Quarter): 3 students
    • Immersion - United Kingdom Universities: 28 students
    • International Summer School, Pembroke/King's College, Univ. of Cambridge: 22 students
    • International Summer School, Univ. of Sussex: 142 students
    • Summer School, London School of Economics: 10 students
  • 2011-12: 170 students
    • Arts, Politics, Society & Space, UC Center London: 10 students
    • Immersion - United Kingdom Universities: 25 students
    • International Summer School, Pembroke/King's College, Univ. of Cambridge: 25 students
    • International Summer School, Univ. of Sussex: 108 students
    • Scottish Parliament Internship, UC Center Edinburgh: 2 students
  • 2010-11: 149 students
    • Arts, Politics, Society & Space, UC Center London: 12 students
    • Immersion - United Kingdom Universities: 53 students
    • International Summer School, Pembroke/King's College, Univ. of Cambridge: 27 students
    • International Summer School, Univ. of Sussex: 56 students
    • Scottish Parliament Internship, UC Center Edinburgh: 1 student
  • 2009-10: 85 students
    • Arts, Politics, Society & Space, UC Center London: 3 students
    • Immersion - United Kingdom Universities: 40 students
    • International Summer School, Pembroke/King's College, Univ. of Cambridge: 25 students
    • International Summer School, Univ. of Sussex: 17 students
  • 2021-22: 23 students
    • Global Affairs Global Internship Program: 4 students
    • Political Science Global Internship Program: 12 students
    • Public Affairs Global Internship Program: 7 students
  • 2022-23 : 22 students
    • London (English): 22 students
  • 2018-19 : 98 students
    • Domestic and Foreign Politics in Europe: 74 students
    • London - City of Transformations: 24 students
  • 2017-18 : 107 students
    • London: 22 students
    • Stratford-upon-Avon, London: 17 students
    • London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris: 68 students
  • 2016-17 : 103 students
    • London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris: 60 students
    • London: 23 students
    • Stratford-upon-Avon, London: 20 students
  • 2015-16 : 143 students
    • Art in the Global City - London: 21 students
    • Romanticism and the Age of Revolution - London: 24 students
    • Shakespeare - Stratford-upon-Avon, London: 28 students
    • Domestic and Foreign Politics in Europe - London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris: 70 students
  • 2014-15 : 134 students
    • Art History - London, England: 19 students
    • English - London, England: 23 students
    • English - Stratford-upon-Avon, London, England: 27 students
    • Political Science - London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris: 65 students
  • 2013-14 : 136 students
    • Art History - London, England: 20 students
    • English - London, England: 20 students
    • English - Stratford and London, England: 33 students
    • Political Science - London, Brussels, The Hague and Paris: 63 students
  • 2012-13 : 122 students
    • English - London, England: 24 students
    • English - Stratford and London, England: 36 students
    • Political Science - London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris: 62 students
  • 2011-12 : 164 students
    • English - London, England: 19 students
    • English - Stratford and London, England: 79 students
    • Political Science - London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris: 66 students
  • 2010-11 : 144 students
    • English - London, England: 13 students
    • English - Stratford and London, England: 67 students
    • Political Science - London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris: 64 students
  • 2009-10 : 199 students
    • English - London, England: 16 students
    • English - Stratford and London, England: 61 students
    • Political Science - London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris: 122 students
  • 2023-24: 47 guests
    • Women Studies: 45 guests
    • Donor/Prospect: 2 guests
    • Donor/Prospect: 0
  • 2022-23: 8 guests
    • Collaboration: 1 guest
    • Education: 1 guest
    • Business: 2 guests
    • Donor/Prospect: 1 guest
    • Business: 1 guest
    • Alumni: 1 guest
    • Donor/Prospect: 1 guest
  • 2021-22: 0
    • Donor/Prospect: 0
    • Education: 0
    • Donor/Prospect: 0
    • Donor/Prospect: 0
    • Donor/Prospect: 0
    • Alumni: 0
    • Donor/Prospect: 0
    • Donor/Prospect: 0
    • Education: 0
  • 2019-20: 0
    • Education: 0
  • 2018-19: 18 guests
    • Diversity: 16 guests
    • Admissions: 2 guests
    • Alumni: 0
    • Business: 0
    • Alumni: 0
    • Foundation: 0
    • Donor/Prospect: 0
    • Donor/Prospect: 0
  • 2017-18: 15 guests
    • Diversity: 5 guests
    • Courtesy Visit-Chancellor: 1 guest
    • Collaboration: 2 guests
    • Collaboration: 2 guests
    • Campus Tour: 1 guest
    • Education: 4 guests
  • 2016-17: 49 guests
    • Courtesy Visit-Chancellor: 1 guest
    • Collaboration: 2 guests
    • Environmental Protection: 17 guests
    • Athletic Department: 3 guests
    • Educational Methods: 26 guests
  • 2015-16: 1 guest
    • International Law: 1 guest
  • 2014-15: 1 guest
    • Student Organizations: 1 guest
  • 2013-14: 19 guests
    • Film School: 12 guests
    • Information Technology: 2 guests
    • Courtesy meeting : 2 guests
    • Campus Tour: 3 guests
  • 2012-13: 8 guests
    • Guest Speaker: 3 guests
    • Courtesy Visit-Chancellor: 2 guests
    • Journalism: 1 guest
    • International Development: 1 guest
    • Collaboration: 1 guest
  • 2011-12: 6 guests
    • Higher Education: 4 guests
    • Public Policy: 2 guests
  • 2010-11: 33 guests
    • Educational Methods: 25 guests
    • Law School: 7 guests
    • Civil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering: 1 guest
  • 2009-10: 3 guests
    • Meeting with Faculty: 3 guests
  • 2008-09: 2 guests
    • Campus Tour: 1 guest
    • Disability Management: 1 guest

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Projects/Programs

  • The projects and programs on this map constitute our “global data.” We define global data to be information related to “global topics” such as events, activities, and geographical areas outside of the United States. Any project or program conducted in an area outside of the United States is included on the map, as it speaks to UCLA’s direct engagement with the global community. Even if a project or program is conducted domestically, it is included as long as it engages with one or more global topics.

  • To collect data for the Projects/Programs map, we survey faculty on their research pursuits. We also explore UCLA websites such as faculty profiles, research centers, and department pages to learn about past and ongoing projects. We periodically review our data, archiving and removing projects and programs that have concluded or expired.

Study Abroad

  • Click here for the International Education Office’s explanation of UCLA’s various Study Abroad Programs.

  • To collect data on Study Abroad Programs, we explore both UC Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP) and UCLA websites to find information on opportunities offered at or through UCLA.

Collaborations

  • International Collaboration comprises memoranda of understanding (MOUs), collaboration agreements (CAs), affiliation agreements (AAs), and student exchange agreements. Click here for UCLA Global’s explanation of these terms.

  • We source this data from the UCLA Global database of international academic agreements.

Students

  • Here, “Students” refers to International Students as well as Study Abroad students.


Visitors

  • Visitors are guests whose visits are coordinated by the International Visitors Bureau (IVB). Click here for more information.

  • We source this data directly from the IVB.


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