Study Abroad at University of California, Los Angeles

United States West Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is the largest and arguably the most iconic of the 10 UC system campuses. It’s renowned for its top-ranked programs, distinguished professors and faculty, including Nobel Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and other prestigious academic organizations. On campus, you’ll enjoy the same full access to 800+ clubs and campus facilities as full-time students. Off-campus, you’ll find theaters, shops and restaurants in nearby Westwood Village, one of the safest and most attractive neighborhoods in Los Angeles. For more entertainment, hop on a bus for a short ride to Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and, of course, the beach!

Academic strength: Chemistry, Marketing, Journalism, Computer Science & Math, Environmental Studies & Sustainability, Psychology
Rankings: Times Top 100
Languages requirement: English
GPA requirement: Strong academic performance

About the University

University of California, Los Angeles

Founded in 1919, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has its home in Westwood Village, one of the safest and most attractive neighborhoods in Los Angeles and a short bus ride from Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and the beach. The vibrant neighborhood has theaters, shops, markets, museums, and great restaurants frequented both by the student body and UCLA’s distinguished professors and faculty of Nobel Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and other prestigious academic organizations. 

Beyond Westwood Village, the city of Los Angeles is world-famous film and entertainment hub, abundant in movie studios and concert venues as well as its naturally stunning beaches, mountains, and deserts.

Learn more at University of California, Los Angeles' official website

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Zhiwei Xu
“What did I enjoy most about my summer at UCLA? Meeting a lot of foreign friends. The multicultural experience. And, of course, the delicious and diverse food.”
Zhiwei Xu, Past SAF Student

Quidditch (and more) at UCLA

"Fantasty becoming reality doesn't happen nearly as often as it should"

UCLA has a student club for almost every interest.

Inspired by the famous "Harry Potter" book and film series, Quidditch is one of the newest sports to sweep the UCLA campus. UCLA is actively involved in the International Quidditch Association's Western Regional Division. Learn about this unique sport and its players who made Quidditch a bona fide club sport team at UCLA. Will you get involved during your study abroad experience?

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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