International Students

Study Abroad Programs

Study Abroad at UCLA

The Study Abroad at UCLA Program is designed for international students currently enrolled in a degree program, freemovers, or those on a gap year looking to expand their horizons. This program is an excellent opportunity for international students who want to spend a quarter or more at a top-ranked U.S. university, and earn transferrable academic credits at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and professional levels.

Anyone, at any age, can participate in a Study Abroad Program at UCLA Extension. Study Abroad programs allow students to select classes from the entire UCLA Extension catalog and attend for one quarter, two, three, or more! We even welcome domestic students (usually undergraduates) who are interested in a domestic study away program and want additional support and programming.


Many UCLA Extension courses offered to undergraduate students are the same courses offered by our main campus (same syllabus, course instruction, and curriculum) offered at a reduced tuition rate. Students can also explore the possibility of taking UCLA undergraduate courses offered by UCLA College and Letters and Science on our main campus through concurrent enrollment. It is important to note concurrent courses have a higher tuition rate and placements can be competitive. 

All UCLA Extension or UCLA concurrent courses offer academic credit that can be transferred back to their home university toward their bachelor's degree.

Study Abroad at UCLA program benefits include:

Access to UCLA Facilities and Los Angeles
In addition to enjoying the park-like UCLA campus and our year-round sunny climate, you’ll be amazed at how much Los Angeles has to offer: L.A. is a hub for international business; it’s the home of the film and entertainment industry; it’s famous for museums, theaters, and concert venues; and, with its incredible beaches, mountains, and deserts, it’s a destination for sports and leisure activities. 

In-person access to UCLA's library, recreation center, Bruin card, and the ability to join clubs on campus.

In-class networking with fellow students, people already in your field of study, working professionals, and UCLA Extension career center appointments.

Credits and Transferability
All credit-bearing courses offered by UCLA Extension and UCLA are transferable, allowing you to earn credits while studying in-person or online at one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

In-person Support and Academic Counseling
You will receive academic counseling from a program representative and student advisor.

In-person orientation week of activities and events. Past activities have included a scavenger hunt and campus tour, an excursion to the Santa Monica Pier, hikes to iconic LA sites like the Griffith Observatory, a visit to the Westwood Farmers Market, and more! 

Experience Los Angeles
Experience all that L.A. has to offer—the diversity, the culture, and the people. Explore on your own, or sign up for the Study Abroad at UCLA Program’s planned group excursions and social program offered throughout the quarter.

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American Collegiate

In collaboration with UCLA Extension, American Collegiate, Los Angeles is a unique opportunity for international students looking to begin their academic journey in the U.S. with the goal of transferring to a U.S. university. 

  • Enroll in UCLA or UCLA Extension courses for academic credit 
  • Acquire the cultural experience needed to thrive at a top institution
  • Become a member of the UCLA Alumni Association

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

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