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CISaustralia UCLA Short-term Study Abroad
Los Angeles CA, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Level:
Undergraduate
Language/s:
English
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Short-term Type:
Coursework
Short-term Duration:
6 weeks
Program Description:

About


January in Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles CA, United States
Program dates: 7 January – 17 February  2018
Application deadline: 30 October 2017
Duration 6 weeks

Host: University of California Los Angeles
Provider: CIS Australia


CIS January in Los Angeles

Program Description
UCLA Extension is one of America’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive continuing higher education providers. Also known as the UCLA Division of Continuing Education, UCLA Extension offers a wide variety of professional development courses and programs for people who want to advance their careers, explore new career options, and enrich their personal lives.
 
Students can choose from a set of pre-defined courses relating to Marketing, Sociology, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Design and Leadership. Courses are normally scheduled to take place Monday through Friday, though students should be aware that classes are subject to the professor’s availability. As such, there may be some classes held on a Saturday. Students should also obtain pre-approval from the Australian University for at least three – ideally four – courses prior to departure.


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Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject areas: Arts and Social Sciences (Marketing, Media), Business

Courses available
- Social Media Marketing
- Self and Society
- The Business of the Film Industry
- Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formation
- Design Thinking
- Leadership Communication Strategies 

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Useful Information 

Local Overview
UCLA Extension lies at the heart of one of the most dynamic cities in the world – Los Angeles. Nestled among iconic neighbourhoods such as Bel Air, Brentwood and Beverly Hills, UCLA Extension provides an exceptionally engaging and stimulating setting. 
 
UCLA Extension is located in Westwood in the northern central portion of the Westside region of LA. From its hip arts district to fine dining, the Westside is home to many of LA’s best restaurants, high-end shopping and eclectic boutiques, and superb cultural and historic attractions.
 
Home to Hollywood, LA is without a doubt the entertainment capital of the world. The city also boasts a range of tourist attractions, great career opportunities, a feast of national sports, amazing restaurants and entertainment galore. Simply put, LA is the place to be!
 
The average temperature for Los Angeles in January is 13°C. The average high is a pleasant 18°C. Be prepared for both cool and warm. While LA traditionally has wonderful blue skies and mild/warm weather, in the winter months of December to February, nights can get cool, so make sure to bring a warm jacket.
 
Accommodation 
Accommodation is provided in basic, shared student apartments that are conveniently located close to the UCLA campus. Students can choose between:
 
- A share room and bathroom in a shared apartment
- A shared master room and bathroom in a shared apartment
- A single room in a shared apartment
- A single room and bathroom in a shared apartment 

All accommodation is basic, fully-furnised, local, student-style, self-catered and includes air-conditioning.
 
Host institution
UCLA Extension originates as an ‘extension’ of UC Berkeley, making it older than UCLA itself. UCLA claims notable alumni such as Marilyn Monroe, James Franco, Bryan Cogman, Iris Yamashita and many more. The UCLA campus is situated in a fantastic location, which is easily accessible and within walking distance of Westwood Village. The campus is impeccably maintained and the student body is exceedingly welcoming. Students will have access to free WiFi on campus. Program participants will have access to UCLA’s libraries (but will not be allowed to borrow books). Please note that CISaustralia does not guarantee that classes will be held on the UCLA campus. UCLA Extension classes might take place in UCLA Extension buildings located around the campus. 


CIS January UCLA Extn ST
 

Finances


CIS Australia have a $500 scholarship available for this program!

Program Fee:
$9’399 – 11’999 AUD
Inclusions: 
- Tuition and fees (2 courses, 8 units only)
- All additional UCLA registration, orientation and document fees
- Airport pick up 
- On-site orientation
- Recreation Card
- CISaustralia Site Director – 24/7 emergency support
- CISaustralia off-campus accommodation for duration of program (see above for accommodation options)
- Medical and accident insurance
- CISaustralia selected excursions and / or cultural activities
- CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program 
- CISaustralia academic advising 
- CISaustralia financial advice 
- All program handouts and required textbooks
- F1 visa related documentation and instructions (visa fee not included)
- Welcome breakfast or luncheon
- Assistance with travel arrangements via STA Travel or local staff
- Pre-departure guide and session
- Farewell ceremony
- UCLA Extension official transcript and record of participation
- CIS Certificate of Completion 

Additional costs (not included in program fee):  Airfare, travel insurance, meals, personal expenses.
 
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
 

How to Apply


Applications for January 2018 are now open!
To apply to this program you need to submit an application to Sydney Abroad and CIS Australia. The Sydney Abroad application will provide you with the ability to apply for academic credit towards your University of Sydney course. The CIS Australia website provide the course syllabus, which you will need to request approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your University course. When you click on the link to apply to CIS Australia, read through the instructions and submit a 'Study Abroad Application'. 

CIS Australia have the final decision on whether you are accepted to participate in this program, however your faculty have the final decision on whether you are able to receive academic credit for this program. It is not a requirement of CIS Australia programs that you are approved to receive academic credit.