UCLA Study Abroad Program

UCLA Study Abroad Program

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

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

Open to undergraduate University of Western Australia students enrolled in an Arts, Science, Business or Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) degree, this adventure of a lifetime will enable you to:

  • Gain invaluable international experience
  • Study at UCLA, ranked 12th in the world (Times Higher Education rankings 2014-2015)
  • 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
  • Make long-lasting US connections and friendships

 

Apply for the 2017 UCLA study abroad program

Applications for the 2017 program are now open and close midnight on Friday, 31 March 2017.  
Apply

Do you still have an enquiry? Contact Janeen Robertson at the Perth USAsia Centre 
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university of california, los angeles

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.
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UCLA Study Abroad Details

The Program

OVERVIEW

The Perth USAsia Centre, in partnership with the United States Studies Centre, is offering undergraduate students at The University of Western Australia undertaking a Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Science or Philosophy degree and University of Sydney (select faculties)* an exclusive opportunity to study at UCLA in the winter 2016 break. Ranked 12th in the world by the latest Times Higher Education rankings (2014-2015), UCLA is one of America’s most prestigious universities.

In this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, you will complete two UCLA subjects (equivalent to 12-credit points at UWA and Sydney), live on campus and experience all that LA has to offer.

By participating in this program not only will you experience the exclusive opportunity to study at one of the top American universities, you get to live out the summer season with access to all the vibrant cultural offerings of the populous city of Los Angeles in addition to enjoying the exciting college lifestyle which UCLA’s beautiful and urban campus has to offer. 

The six-week program will run from 26 June to 4 August 2017. 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. See the full list of available units here.

Apply now for this not-to-be-missed opportunity to gain international exposure and study at one of the world’s best universities.

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

Eligibility

Before students submit their application, they must ensure that they can commit to the important dates in addition to meeting the following requirements:
  • be an undergraduate University of Western Australia student, enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Science or Philosophy (Hons) degree
  • have completed (or will complete by the end of Semester 1, 2017) at least 48 credit points of study
  • desirability to have a minimum WAM of 65% credit (65%) average
  • have a current passport and be eligible for a US visa. (NB: If your passport is not valid for 6 months past the program end date, you will need to apply and receive your new passport prior to apply for a Visa).
  • be able to demonstrate your potential to be an outstanding ambassador of your home university, the Perth USAsia Centre and the United States Studies Centre as evidenced by your personal and academic attributes
The following will be considered desirable:
  • cultural awareness and understanding, as well as specific interest in the United States
  • elective credit points left in your degree

International Students

The program is open to international students; however students should be aware that it may be difficult to acquire a visa to the United States depending on their Country of Citizenship. International students should refer to the Embassy of the United States for more information before applying.
 
International Students will also need to meet UCLA’s minimum English language requirements. Students can use the IELTS or TOEFL results that they used to gain admission to The University of Western Australia, and do not need to re-sit the test for admission into this program.

International students educated in English or who are residents of a country in which English is one of the primary languages, are exempt from meeting the English language requirements. 
 

Important Dates

Before you submit your application, please make sure you are able to commit to the following dates. The Pre-departure sessions are compulsory:

Please note:  Students are required to attend the full summer sessions at UCLA from 26 June to 4 August 2017. Due to the intensive nature of study, students are required to attend all timetabled classes.

UWA students will miss the first week of Semester 2, 2017 and will need to inform their lecturers and tutors of this, prior to departure. Students will be responsible for catching up on any work missed and no special consideration will apply.you will miss the first week of Semester Two. 
 
Stage 1. Application
15 March 2017 Applications open
31 March April 20170 Applications close at midnight (including payment of AU$400 application deposit)
5 April 2017 All applicants notified of the outcome of their application (successful and unsuccessful) Scholarship recipients also notified at this time.
 
Stage 2. Pre-Departure
13 April 2017 Group registration and social session 
Mid May 2017 Group visa session to schedule interviews, I-20 forms distributed 
Mid May Interviews at the U.S. Consulate 
Late May 2017 Final pre-departure session and seminar
 
Stage 3. Fees
10 April 2017 Additional AU$600 deposit due with acceptance of offer 
April - Due date listed on BruinBill Accommodation fees due to UCLA Housing 
22 May 2017 Full program fees due
26 May 2017 Last day to withdraw and receive all fees paid, less AUD1000 deposit
 
Stage 4. UCLA
25 June 2017 Arrive LA 
26 June 2017 Lectures begin 
30 June 2017 Last day to add a unit on MyUCLA without incurring late fee 
4 August 2017 Session concludes 
4 August 2017 Depart LA
 
Stage 5. Post-Program
6 August 2017 Arrive in Australia 
Date TBC Welcome home reception



 

Applying

 
 

Costs


The program costs are made up of three parts:

  1. Program Package Fees;
  2. Accommodation and Meal Package fees
  3. Additional Costs ie. Visa application

The program package fee is payable to the United States Studies Centre and the accommodation and meal fee is payable to UCLA Housing via your online Bruin account.
 

1.  Program Package Fees: US$5,200*

The program package covers the following:
  • Tuition for two UCLA subjects
  • Health insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Administrative fees
  • BruinCard
  • Pre-departure events, cultural activities in LA and post-program event
The program package fee must be paid in Australian dollars and the exchange rate will be determined before the deadline for the final fee payment.

A deposit of AU$400 will be payable at the time of application. If offered a placement on the program, a further AU$600 will be payable to accept your placement. The total AU$1000 is part-payment of the total program fees and final payment for the difference is due 22 May 2017.
 

2.  Accommodation and Meal Package Fees 

You will have the opportunity to choose an accommodation and meals package from the UCLA Summer Housing offerings. Fees for the full six-week program range from US$1687 to US$3433 depending on the type of package you choose. For more information, please visit the Accommodation page.  

3.  Additional costs 

Please note that students are responsible for the following costs, in addition to the Program Costs:
  • F1 Visa Application costs: Approximate cost is AU$500 but could vary depending on exchange rate at time of payment.
  • Airfares and transfers: Students should arrive at their destination on Sunday, 25 June 2017 and check into their assigned accomodation.
  • Additional food and entertainment costs
  • ​Costs acccumulated at UCLA i.e. printing, shipping of transcript and miscellany

scholarships

There are currently four types of financial assistance options available in recognition of the value of students having the opportunity to devote part of their course to study overseas.

Equity Based

The Perth USAsia Centre will be awarding equity based scholarships based on financial need and academic merit to successful applicants. Please complete the special equity consideration section of the application form to be considered.

Merit Based

The Perth USAsiaCentre will award up to 2 x US$2500 merit based scholarships to the successful applicants with the highest WAMs from UWA.
These scholarships are supported by the USA Foundation, which was established by USSC Board Director David Anstice. Since 2012, twelve students have received USA Foundation scholarships worth a combined value of $40,000.

UWA Study Abroad Scholarship

Eligible students will be able to apply for a $1500 Study Abroad Scholarship.  This Scholarship is administered by the Study Abroad Office. To see if you are eligible please visit the Study Abroad website.  Please note that applications for this scholarship close on 29 April 2017.

OS-HELP Loan

Eligible students will be able to apply for an OS-HELP Loan through UWA. OS-HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as airfares, accommodation, and other travel or study expenses. Students can apply for a maximum loan of up to $6,567. For more information about the loan scheme and to see if you’re eligible, please visit the UWA OS-HELP page. Please note that applications for OS-Help close on 31 May 2017.


How to Apply

A deposit of AU$400 will be payable at the time of application.

Please click here to open the online payment system in a new window. Please take note of your reciept number carefully as you will be required to submit this in the application form. If you are not successful in gaining a place into the program this application fee will be refunded.
To apply, complete the online application form and submit it by midnight Friday, 31 March 2017.  No late applications will be received.
 
You will need to prepare and submit a one A4-page resume, which highlights your career objectives, skills summary, extra-curricular activities and work and educational history.
 
All applications will only be received via the online facility on the Perth USAsia Centre website and no hard copy applications will be received. The United States Studies Centre will act as UCLA’s designated registration centre. Application forms and correspondence will not be received by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Tip: Prepare your answers in a Word document first to ensure you do not lose your application due to a time-out error. 

If you have any further questions, please submit them here.
 

Attending

 

ACCOMMODATION

All students must stay in the accommodation provided by UCLA. This is a requirement of the course. Students are not permitted to stay with family or friends or to otherwise arrange their own accommodation under any circumstances.

 
In addition to enjoying the beautiful campus, your program includes a BruinCard, which is your passport to life at UCLA.The BruinCard not only serves as your official UCLA ID but as your debit, meal, residential, library, laundry and printing card and will give you free access to the gym facilities and campus events

You are able to customise your accomodation package, with a range of choices and meal options available. The rates for housing over the summer session are available below or on the UCLA Housing website. Please note that although no meals are included with the univeristy apartment option, meal plans can still be purchased seperately.

Please note that accommodation is subject to availability, and you may not receive your first preference.

In order to make the best decision for your dorm experience, we recommend that successful applicants take a virtual tour of the on-campus residential halls and off-campus apartments to explore rates and features.
 
Accommodation Room type Meals/week Fee in USD/person
Residential halls - Rieber Hall Double room   21 $2873.20
15 $2563.20
11 $2383.20
Triple room 21 $2313.20
15 $2003.20
11 $1823.20
 
Accommodation Room type Meals/week Fee in USD/person
Residential Suites                     Double room   21 $3433.20
15 $3123.20
11 $2943.20
Triple room 21 $2873.20
15 $2563.20
11 $2383.20
 
Accommodation Room Type Fee in USD/person
University Apartments             1 Bedroom, 3 persons         $1687.20
1 Bedroom, 2 persons $1967.20
  

travel

Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from Los Angeles.  Students should arrive at their destination on Sunday, 26 June 2017 and check into their assigned accommodation. 

Students must arrange their travel in accordance with UWA policies to ensure they are covered by UWA for their travel insurance

Students are also strongly advised not to make any international travel plans until their US visas have been approved. If students do book their travel, and if for any reason you have not received your visa before your early travel dates, you will be responsible for any fees for changing your flights. Remember that the US Consulate takes your passports to process your visa.

Australian citizens are advised to register their travel and contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade prior to leaving Australia.  Travel advice for the United States of America is available at Smart Traveller.


Insurance

The program package fees include UCLA health insurance coverage. In addition, UWA provide automatic travel insurance coverage to enrolled students travelling on approved university business, student placement and student exchange programs. For information on the policies, visit the UWA website.

Students are covered by University insurance but it is their responsibility to understand the level of cover provided under the University policy and make their own arrangements to supplement the policy if need be.

Students are strongly advised to ensure that they have sufficient funds to cover the payment of unforeseen medical expenses, as US doctors and hospitals may require cash payment upfront for treatment.  These expenses can generally be claimed on return to your home country through your travel insurance provider.


Passports and Visas

Please refer to the eligibility section for information regarding valid passport requirements. The Perth USAsia Centre will guide all successful applicants through the F-1 visa process at the first pre-departure session, although it is the sole responsibility of each student to obtain their visa in a timely manner.

Please refer to the US Embassy for all visa requirements.

Students should arrive in LA on Sunday, 26 June 2017 and check into their assigned accomodation. It is student’s responsibility to book and arrange flight dates to and from LA.
 
Australian citizens are advised to register their travel and contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) prior to leaving Australia.  Travel advice for the USA is also available on the DFAT website.

Students will be required to apply for an F-1 visa for exchange/study abroad students issued by the U.S. Department of State. The following steps will be required to process the F-1 visa:
  1. After students have registered, UCLA will distribute instructions for students to upload their documents for the processing of their I-20 form. 
  2. The US Studies Centre will distribute the I-20 forms once they have been received by UCLA for the visa interviews.
  3. Students will be required to pay an application fee and the SEVIS fee prior to their interview at the U.S. Consulate. Students will also be required to pay an issuance fee on the date of their Consulate Interview. 
  4. The Perth USAsia Centre will guide students through scheduling individual visa interviews with the U.S. Consulate at an information session.
  5. All students are responsible for obtaining their own F-1 visa prior to departure and for the associated application and lodgement costs.
  6. The Perth USAsia Centre will guide all successful applicants through this visa process at the pre-departure session, although it is the sole responsibility of each student to obtain their visa in a timely manner.
  7. Please note: whilst the program is open to international students; applicants should be aware that it may be difficult to acquire a visa to the US depending on their Country of Citizenship. International students should refer to the U.S. Embassy website for more information before applying.

 units of study - ucla summer session

UCLA Summer Sessions offer a wide-range of courses that are drawn from the University’s academic-year program of approved classes. A standard UCLA course is generally worth 4 units. This is equivalent to one 6-credit point unit of study at the and at The University of Western Australia.

The package price includes the costs of two UCLA courses worth 4 units each. It is compulsory for students to complete at least 8 units (2 courses) for visa purposes. Students are able to take 5 unit courses and these have been included in the course list below. However, please note, an additional cost will apply for any course that is more than 4 units.

Some courses may have mandatory requisites and students are responsible for making sure they have the experience comparable to the listed requisites (information is available on the UCLA schedule of classes website). UCLA does not require students to provide proof of required knowledge.

The UCLA summer courses include lower-division, upper-division and graduate courses. As a general rule, the following applies:
  • Lower-division classes are numbered 1-99 and are meant for first-year and sophomore students. These are equivalent to University of Sydney and University of Western Australia first year units of study i.e. ‘1000 level units’, which are meant for junior students.
  • Upper-division courses are numbered 100-199 and are designed for juniors and seniors. These are equivalent to The University of Western Australia second and third year units of study i.e. ‘2000 and 3000 level units’, which are meant for intermediate and senior students.
  • Graduate courses are those numbered 200-299 and 500-599 (those from 500-599 are open only to UCLA graduate students).
  • Credit Approvals
Each student is responsible for understanding their own degree progression and what they can receive credit for. It is advised that students meet with their faculty advisors - or check through AskUWA - with all their UCLA unit preferences so they know in advance prior to applying what credit they can receive.
 
In most instances, units will be counted towards category A or B broadening units or elective units where applicable. Students will be required to seek approval for each UCLA unit they wish to enrol in prior to departure. Credit towards any major or specialisation is subject to approval by the relevant department and the faculty.

UCLA Units

The below list includes a small portion of the 4-unit and 5-unit courses offered in the 2016 UCLA Summer Session. All units are subject to change, so please check on the UCLA Schedule of Classes for most updated course offerings and the full list of courses available to you.

Enrolment in most courses is unlimited prior to the first day of session. Courses with enrolment limits close when enrolment reaches the limit but students can be placed on a wait list when it is available. Often additional selections will be added as the wait list is filled to capacity.

Enrolment in most courses is unlimited prior to the first day of session. Courses with enrolment limits close when enrolment reaches the limit but students can be placed on a wait list when it is available. Often additional selections will be added as the wait list is filled to capacity.

For individual course descriptions, please visit the UCLA schedule of classes. After selecting the term (Summer 2017/Session A), subject area, and course, click on the nine-digit course ID number to find details specific to that course.
 
 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

These are just a small portion of the classes on offer at UCLA. Please see the Schedule of Classes for the full, and most up to date, list (Note: You must select Summer Session, Session A).  The courses marked with an asterick (*) are worth 5 units and will incur an additional fee. All other courses listed are 4 units and are included in the program fees.

Afro-American Studies
afam.ucla.edu
413015110 M5 Social Organization of Black Communities* 
413342110 M107 Cultural History of Rap*
413702110 M167 Worker Center Movement: Next Wave Organizing for Justice for Immigrant Workers 
413828110 188A Special Courses in Afro-American Studies
413846110 C191 Variable Topics Research Seminars: Afro-American Studies

Ancient Near East
nelc.ucla.edu
286031110 10W Jerusalem: The Holy City*
286306110 CM101A-Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, Predynastic Period to New Kingdom
286318110 M103A Ancient Egyptian Civilization
286480110 130 Ancient Egyptian Religion*

Art History
arthistory.ucla.edu
118362110 M110A-Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt, Predynastic Period to New Kingdom
118414110 119A Western Islamic Art
118492110 132 Selected Topics in Contemporary Art 
118617110 C152B History of Korean Painting 
118629110 154D Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art
118714110 C169 Selected Topics in Architectural History 

Chemistry and Biochemistry
chem.ucla.edu
142042110 14A Atomic and Molecular Structure, Equilibrium, and Bases
142044210 14C Structure of Organic Molecules
142119110 14CL General and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
142130910 17 Chemical Principles 
142140110 20A Chemical Structure
142088110 30A Organic Chemistry I: Structure and Reactivity
142637110 153A Biochemistry: Introduction to Structure, Enzymes, and Metabolism
142641110 153L Biochemical Methods I 
142650210 156 Physical Biochemistry

Communications Studies
commstudies.ucla.edu
024001110 1 Principles of Oral Communication
024002110 1A Public Speaking for Non-native Speakers
024003110 1B Learning American English and Culture from Movies
024030210 10 Introduction to Communication studies*
024384110 114 Understanding Relationships
024546110 141 Films of Persuasion: Social and Political Advocacy in Mass Society
024582110 M147 Sociology of Mass Communication 
024642110 157 Celebrity, Fame and Social Media
024684110 164 Entertainment Law
024696110 166 Communicative Dynamics in Film and Television Production 
024805110 184 Abortion, the Death Penalty, and Gun Control: Arguing Contemporary social issues

Design/Media Arts
dma.ucla.edu
141032110 10 Design Culture*
141063110 21 Color
141066110 22 Form
141073110 24 Motion
141085110 28 Interactivity 
141665110 161 Network Media*

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
eeb.ucla.edu
128300310 100 Introduction to Ecology and Behavior
128305110 100L Introduction to Ecology and Behavior Laboratory
128354110 109 Introduction to Marine Science
128355110 109L Introduction to Marine Science Laboratory 
128396110 116 Conservation Biology
128816910 186 Evolutionary Medicine: Clinical Perspective on Medical, Surgical, and Psychiatric Disorders

Economics
econ.ucla.edu
180004110 1 Principles of Economics
180008110 2 Principles of Economics
180052110 11 Microeconomic Theory
180123110 41 Statistics for Economists
180346110 101 Microeconomic Theory
180364110 102 Macroeconomic Theory
180374210 103 Introduction to Econometrics 
180419110 106F Finance
180420110 106G Introduction to Game Theory
180541110 M134 Environmental Economics 
180673110 160 Money and Banking

Film and Television
tft.ucla.edu
238099910 33 Introductory Screenwriting
238433810 122B Introduction to Art and Technique of Filmmaking (class room version only)
238435110 122D Film Editing: Overview of History, Technique, and Practice
238436110 122E Digital Cinematography 
238441110 122J Disney Feature: Then and Now*
238444110 122M Film and Television Directing
238564110 C144 Interactive Multimedia Authoring
238798210 183A Producing I: Film and Television Development

Global Studies
web.international.ucla.edu/institute/idps/globalstudies/
022660110 160 Special Topics in Global Studies:Introduction to International Business

Law, Undergraduate
law.ucla.edu
245792110 182 Law and Popular Culture

Life Sciences
lscore.ucla.edu
252003312 1 Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity*
252006410 2 Cells, Tissues and Organs
252009310 3 Introduction to Molecular Biology
252012312 4 Genetics*
252045910 15 Life: Concepts and Issues*

Management
anderson.ucla.edu
260001110 1A Principles of Accounting
260320110 108 Business law
260491110 120A Intermediate financial accounting I*
260510110 122 Management Accounting
260534110 126 Financial Statement Analysis
260539110 127A Tax Principles and policies
260552110 142A Information Technology in Accounting (in class version only)
260605110 160 Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
260780810 180 Special Topics in Management
260661110 182 Leadership principles and practice

Music
music.ucla.edu
281011110 3 Preparatory Music Theory
281029110 7 Understanding Movie Music
281213110 80A Beginning Keyboard
281219110 80F Beginning Guitar Class
281244110 80V Vocal Technique for Beginners

Neuroscience
neuroscience.ucla.edu
298570110 M145 Neural Mechanisms Controlling Movement*

Philosophy
philosophy.ucla.edu
312006910 2 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion*
312015910 5 Philosophy in Literature* 
312035910 6 Introduction to Political Philosophy*
312040110 7 Introduction to Philosophy of Mind*
312049910 8 Introduction to Philosophy of Science*
312079110 22 Introduction to Ethical Theory*
312082110 31 Logic, First Course
312305110 100A History of Greek Philosophy
312450910 C119 Topics in Modern Philosophy
312514110 129 Philosophy of Psychology
312675110 166 Philosophy of Law
312745110 174 Topics in Theory of Knowledge 
312810110 185 Major Philosophers of 20th Century

Physics
physics.ucla.edu
318001110 1A Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Mechanics*
318007110 1B Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields*
318008110 1C Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Electrodynamics, Optics, and Special Relativity*
318034510 6A Physics for Life Science Majors: Mechanics*
318036110 6B Physics for Life Science Majors: Waves, Electricity, and Magnetism*
318038310 6C Physics for Life Science Majors: Light, Fluid, Thermodynamics*
318065110 10 Physics

Political Science
polisci.ucla.edu
324018110 6 Introduction to Data Analysis*
324070110 10 Introduction to Political Theory*
324094110 20 World Politics* 
324121110 40 Introduction to American Politics* 
324141110 50 Introduction to comparative politics*
324421110 120A Foreign Relations of U.S.
324415110 122A World Order 
324416110 M122B Global Environment and World Politics
324468110 135 International Relations of China
324533110 140A National Institutions: Congress
324622110 157 Government and Politics in the Middle East
324793110 M182 Ethnic Politics: African American Politics

Philosophy
philosophy.ucla.edu
312006910 2 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion*
312015910 5 Philosophy in Literature* 
312035910 6 Introduction to Political Philosophy*
312040110 7 Introduction to Philosophy of Mind*
312049910 8 Introduction to Philosophy of Science*
312079110 22 Introduction to Ethical Theory*
312082110 31 Logic, First Course
312305110 100A History of Greek Philosophy
312450910 C119 Topics in Modern Philosophy
312514110 129 Philosophy of Psychology
312675110 166 Philosophy of Law
312745110 174 Topics in Theory of Knowledge 
312810110 185 Major Philosophers of 20th Century

Sociology
www.soc.ucla.edu
347002810 1 Introduction to Sociology*
347007110 M5 Social Organizations of Black Communities*
347060110 20 Introduction to Sociological Research Methods*
347303110 101 Development of Sociological Theory*
347313110 102 Contemporary Sociological Theory *
347449110 128 Sociology of Emotions
347475110 132 Social Psychology: Sociological Approaches
347577110 147A Sociology of Crime
347626110 M155 Latinos in U.S
347649110 158 Urban Sociology
347675110 M162 Sociology of Gender*
347694110 168 Organizations and Society
347706110 M174 Sociology of Family
347710110 M176 Sociology of Mass Communication

Spanish
www.spanport.ucla.edu
349002210 1 Elementary Spanish
349008210 2 Elementary Spanish
349010210 3 Elementary Spanish
349012110 4 Intermediate Spanish
349075110 25 Advanced Spanish and Composition
349126110 42 Iberian Culture
349720110 170 Topics in Media, Interdisciplinary and Transhistorical Studies

Theatre
www.tft.ucla.edu
356076110 20 Acting Fundamentals
356067110 21 Acting for Camera (4 unit version only)
356091410 30 Dramatic Writing
356546110 138 Special Problems in Performance Techniques: Advanced Acting for Camera

World Arts and Cultures
www.wac.ucla.edu
401420110 120 Topics in Cultural Studies: Sports Culture

 

Policies and Program Guidelines

refund policy

  1. In the event that the UCLA Study Abroad Program is cancelled or if your visa application is unsuccessful, students will receive 100% refund of program fees.
  2. Upon application, all students must pay a fee of AU$400 (which is part-payment of the program fees). This will only be refunded if your application is unsuccessful or if you choose not to accept your offer.
  3. Upon receiving an offer for the program, students will have to complete the AU$1000 deposit by paying the AU$600 difference to accept your offer. The total AU$1000 will only be refunded if your visa application is unsuccessful or in the event that the UCLA Study Abroad Program is cancelled.
  4. Students who withdraw from the UCLA Study Abroad Program prior to close of business on 26 May 2017, will receive a full refund of any program fees paid, less the AU$1000 deposit.
  5. Students who withdraw from the UCLA Study Abroad Program after close of business on 26 May 2017 will not receive a refund of any fees paid.
  6. Applications to withdraw from the UCLA Study Abroad Program must be received in writing and lodged with the United States Studies Centre by the relevant date. 

program conditions and guidelines

Eligibility criteria and application process

  1. All University of Western Australia applicants must be currently enrolled in one of the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Science or Philosophy (Hons).
  2. All applicants must have completed (or will complete by the end of Semester 1, 2017) at least 48 credit points of their degree.
  3. All applications will only be received via the online facility on the United States Studies Centre website and no hard copy applications will be received.
  4. The United States Studies Centre will act as UCLA’s designated registration centre. Application forms and correspondence will not be received by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Important dates

  1. Students are required to attend the full summer sessions at UCLA from 26 June to 4 August 2017. Due to the intensive nature of study, students are required to attend all timetabled classes.
  2. Before students submit their application, they must ensure that they can commit to the important dates. 
  3. UWA students will miss the first week of Semester 2, 2017. All students need to inform their lecturers and tutors of this, prior to departure. Students will be responsible for catching up on any work missed and no special consideration will apply.

Enrolment

  1. The United States Studies Centre will act as UCLA’s designated registration centre. Students should not attempt to enrol with UCLA directly.
  2. All students will be notified once they have been successfully enrolled and will be issued with a nine-digit identification number called the ‘UID’.
  3. Once students have received their UID, it is their responsibility to setup their own MyUCLA account. This account allows students to manage all their courses, to check on financial issues (including managing their Bruincard) and order transcripts.

Visa

  1. Students will be required to apply for an F-1 visa for exchange/study abroad students issued by the U.S. Department of State.
  2. Students will be required to submit the relevant documentation for the I-20 form on the UCLA website and will be guided through the process by the US Studies Centre at an information session.
  3. The Perth USAsia Centre will issue all students with the I-20 forms once they have been received by UCLA for the visa interviews.
  4. All students are responsible for obtaining their own F-1 visa prior to departure and for the associated application and lodgement costs. Details on costs for an F-1 visa are available through the US Embassy.

Units of study

  1. All successful students must enrol in a minimum of two courses (total of 8 units) offered by UCLA.
  2. The package price includes the costs of two UCLA courses worth 4 units each.
  3. Enrolment in most courses is unlimited prior to the first day of the session. Courses with enrolment limits close when enrolment reaches the limit but students may place themselves on a wait list when it is available. Often additional sections will be added as the wait list is filled to capacity.
  4. Upon successful completion, students may receive a total of 12 credit points towards their degrees at The University of Western Australia.
  5. In most instances, units will be counted towards category A or B broadening units or elective units where applicable. Students will be required to seek approval for each UCLA unit they wish to enrol in prior to departure. Credit towards any major or specialisation is subject to approval by the relevant department and the faculty.
Note: the Perth USAsia Centre will assist successful applicants with the credit approval process where applicable. All students are responsible for checking and managing their own degree progression requirements. Students who add a course after 7 July 2017 will be charged a late fee by UCLA. Students who drop a course after 30 June 2017 will be required to pay the full tuition fee for this course (no fee is incurred if the course is dropped prior to these dates).

Accommodation

  1. Students apply and pay directly to the UCLA Housing Department for their accommodation and meal plan through the website.
  2. Whilst UCLA Housing will do its best to assign housing based on preferences, all accommodation types are subject to availability. Once housing has been assigned, you have 7 days to pay online.
  3. Roommates can only be requested at the time of purchasing the housing contract and cannot be requested later.
  4. Accommodation is provided from Sunday 25 June 2017 to Friday 4 August 2017 (i.e. you are expected to checkout by 5pm on the 4th). Early arrival space prior to the scheduled first day of the Summer Sessions housing contract is limited and there is no guarantee that space will be available. Students who must arrive early should contact the Front Desk of their accommodation to discuss the possibility of an early arrival arrangement. Additional costs will apply.
  5. All students, including American citizens, must stay in the accommodation provided by UCLA. This is a requirement of the course. Students are not permitted to stay with family or friends or to otherwise arrange their own accommodation under any circumstances.

Health insurance

  1. The package price includes the cost for UCLA’s compulsory health insurance policy. Health insurance is a federal requirement for all international students – no exceptions. To protect students from the high cost of health care in the United States, UCLA automatically enrolls all registered international students in a two-part health insurance plan.
  2. A co-pay for medical services rendered (customary in the US) is due at the point of service. It is vitally important that the student informs him/herself of all charges BEFORE they obtain treatment. More information will be provided as the arrival date approaches and at orientation. Except in the case of a serious emergency, students must always visit the Arthur Ashe Student Health Center on campus first. If it is necessary to go to the hospital, an Ashe Center representative will refer them for further treatment.

BruinCare

Coverage includes visits to the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center on campus covers basic services. Students must show their BruinCards or provide their 9-digit UID with a valid form of ID to receive services. Information can be found at http://r.summer.ucla.edu/pdf/bruincare.pdf. BruinCare is mandatory for all visiting international students and cannot be declined.

Blue Cross PPO

The Blue Cross PPO (provided by Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions) covers students for scheduled doctor’s visits and emergency care anywhere in the United States. The coverage period generally spans mid-June through mid- September so that students have continuous coverage if they are travelling in the US before or after the period of study at UCLA..  
Please be aware that many US medical institutions do not accept health insurance policies from other countries. In addition, the cost of health care in the US can be extremely high.

Bruincard

  1. The package price includes the costs of UCLA’s student card called the ‘Bruincard.’ Upon arrival, students may go to the Bruincard Office, have their photo taken, and a card made for them on the spot. The Bruincard makes life at UCLA very easy for students. This multi-purpose card serves as your official UCLA identification card, registration card, library card, recreation centre card, access card, food card, time keeping card, Big Blue Bus card and much more.
  2. Bruin online may also be used to set up UCLA email accounts at https://www.it.ucla.edu/bol.
BruinCard Center
Address
123 Kerckhoff Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UCLA Mail Code 166906

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
E: BruinCard@finance.ucla.edu
T: (310) 825-2336
F: (310) 825-7582

Fees

  1. A deposit of AUD$400 (which is part-payment of the program fees) is due at the time of application. For successful applicants, a further AUD$600 is due when accepting the offer to participate in the program. This is also part-payment of the total program fees. Three fees are payable for the program:
  2. The fixed fee package which covers tuition, health and travel insurance, administrative fees, Bruin card, pre-departure seminars and cultural activities in LA. This fee is payable to the United States Studies Centre by 22 May 2017.
  3. Accommodation and meals package (which varies depending on your choice). This fee is payable to UCLA Housing via your BruinBill account. Once UCLA Housing has assigned your housing, you are required to submit payment by the due date listed on the BruinBill.
  4. Students are responsible for additional costs including visa processing and lodgement, travel and transfers, additional food and entertainment costs and any other associated costs.
  5. If students incur tuition expenses after arriving at UCLA, they are responsible for paying them directly to UCLA. Expenses relating to health, printing and other miscellany must be paid for directly via the student’s MyUCLA account.
  6. The United States Studies Centre reserves the right to pass on any UCLA fees to students that were not made known previously to the Centre by UCLA.

Travel arrangements

  1. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from LA. Participants should arrive on Sunday 25 June 2017 to commence the program on Monday 26 June 2017.
  2. Students are strongly advised not to make travel bookings until they have received official notification from the United States Studies Centre that they have been accepted into the program.
  3. Students are also strongly advised not to make any international travel plans prior to the program start date until their US visas have been approved. If for any reason you have not received your visa before your early travel dates, you will be responsible for any fees for changing your flights. Remember that the US Consulate takes your passports to process your visa.
  4. Australian citizens are advised to register their travel and contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) prior to leaving Australia.
  5. Travel advice for the USA is also available on the DFAT website.

Media

  1. Students consent that photographs or film recordings taken in connection with the UCLA Study Abroad Program may be used for marketing purposes by the Perth USAsia Centre, The University of Western Australia, the United States Studies Centre, the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales or the University of California Los Angeles.
  2. Students who have concerns about this should discuss it with the Janeen Robertson at the Perth USAsia Centre.

Confidentiality

  1. Student information as required for administering all aspects of the program will be transferred from the relevant faculties at The University of Western Australia, the University of Sydney, University of New South Whales or to the United States Studies Centre.
  2. The US Studies Centre will act as the ‘registration centre’ and enrol students directly with UCLA Summer Sessions. No assessment information or grades will be released from UCLA to the US Studies Centre.
  3. Each student registered will receive a login and password to access their own MyUCLA account. The login and password is private and personal to each student and should not be shared.

Transcripts

Students must order transcripts themselves through MyUCLA. UCLA Summer Sessions is unable to request transcripts on behalf of the universities or registration centre’s for groups of students or individuals. The program fees include the service to order transcripts; additional fees apply for transcripts requiring special delivery services.

Please note: if you order a transcript before your grade is ready you must click on the button ‘Hold for Grades’ otherwise the transcript will be sent without grades and you will have to pay for a new one should you require the grades.