WHO IS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT?

UCLA Summer Sessions invites students from around the world to study in a welcoming environment that appreciates diversity and global perspectives. You can participate in UCLA Summer Sessions in two ways: enroll in individual UCLA academic courses or Summer Institutes.

You will be considered an international student for summer registration purposes only if you can answer NO to ALL of the questions below:

  • Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, i.e., a Green Card holder?
  • Are you an international student currently studying in the US and returning to the same school after the summer?
    If you currently hold an F-1 visa and I-20 at another U.S. school AND plan to continue your studies at that school, you won't need to obtain an additional F-1 visa to attend UCLA Summer Sessions. There are no unit requirements and you won't be required to complete the I-20 request form or upload any documents.
  • Do you intend to enroll only in online courses ?
    UCLA academic courses delivered online carry the same unit value and UCLA degree credit, and transcripts do not indicate if a class was taken online or on campus.

    If you enroll in online courses only, the registration fee will be waived, and you won't need to obtain a visa to attend UCLA Summer Sessions. You may enroll in fewer than 8 units per session, and there will be no need to complete the I-20 request form or upload any documents.

    To view a full list of online courses offered during the summer, please click here. Please note that "hybrid" courses that have components offered both online and on UCLA campus are not considered online courses for summer registration purposes.

If you answered yes to any of the questions, please go to the U.S. STUDENT page.

 

 

 

ACADEMIC COURSES

If you are interested in taking individual academic courses, such as ESL courses or courses that are designed specifically for international students , please go to ACADEMIC COURSES: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS for information on visa requirements, registration, fees, and payment, as well as relevant University and Summer Sessions policies, applicable to INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.

Below is a list of ESL courses that you may find interesting. Summer 2014 ESL course schedule is available here.


ESL 32. Conversation and Interaction for Academic Purposes
Improve your ability to speak informally with friends, participate in and lead discussions, give a short presentation, and use idiomatic spoken English.

ESL 34. Public Speaking for Academic Purposes
Learn to speak confidently in oral presentations.

ESL 38B. Pronunciation: Sound System of English
Learn how English is really pronounced—how sounds are produced and how they change in rapid speech. Specially designed software will help you achieve accurate and understandable English pronunciation.

ESL 97A. Variable Topics in English as a Second Language: Business Communication
Learn to speak confidently in business situations while improving your fluency and pronunciation. Through hands-on practice, you’ll gain skill at leading discussions, and running an effective business meeting.

ESL 97A. Variable Topics in English as a Second Language: American Culture through Film
Watch several English-language films to improve your listening comprehension, your idiomatic use of spoken English and your understanding of American culture.

ESL 97A. Variable Topics in English as a Second Language: Academic Reading and Writing
The course will focus on writing strategies including revising content and organization and editing grammar and punctuation.

ESL 97A. Variable Topics in English as a Second Language: Preparation for American University
If you are planning to study at an American university, this course will teach you how to research programs in your field, fill out an application, and write a personal statement.

Anthropology 2. America through Lenses of Popular Culture (4 units)

Designed for students interested in life and values in U.S. from anthropological perspective. Exploration of popular culture as experienced by Americans from various age groups, ethnic heritages and genders, and regional locations. P/NP or letter grading.


Communication Studies 1A (Session A or Session C). Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers (4 units)

Designed for nonnative speakers of English to increase fluency and vocabulary while improving presentation skills, language usage, reasoning, style, and delivery. P/NP or letter grading.


Communication Studies 1B (Session A or Session C). Learning American English and Culture from Movies (4 units)

Advancement of students' fluency in conversational English while increasing their awareness of American popular culture. P/NP or letter grading.

During the summer, many academic courses that make up UCLA's regular curriculum are offered in two sessions, Session A and Session C . With over 700 courses to choose from, including online courses, you will have an unforgettable summer, even if you can't travel to UCLA.

Session A begins on June 23 and Session C starts August 4. While the majority of courses are 6-week long, a small number of courses in Session A last for 8-10 weeks. If you are interested in a course that is offered during Session A, please be sure to check the Schedule of Classes to verify the course length. All Session C courses are 6-week long.

 

2014 SESSION SCHEDULE FOR ACADEMIC COURSES
SESSION WEEKS START DATE END DATE
Session A 6 weeks June 23, 2014 August 1, 2014
Session A 8 weeks June 23, 2014 August 15, 2014
Session A 9 weeks June 23, 2014 August 22, 2014
Session A 10 weeks June 23, 2014 August 29, 2014
Session C 6 weeks August 4, 2014 September 12, 2014

UCLA ONLINE COURSES offer you the opportunity to earn UCLA credit anytime, anywhere. Many of these online courses are produced at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT), bringing high-quality digital media, video, and animation to online study. A list of our state of the art online courses produced by TFT is available here.

UCLA academic courses delivered online carry the same unit value and UCLA degree credit, and transcripts do not indicate if a class was taken online or on campus.

 

If you enroll in online courses only, the registration fee will be waived, and you won't need to obtain a visa to attend UCLA Summer Sessions. You may enroll in fewer than 8 units per session, and there will be no need to complete the I-20 request form or upload any documents. Please note that "hybrid" courses that have components offered both online and on UCLA campus are not considered online courses for summer registration purposes.

 

Whether you will work full time with inflexible hours or want to study at the comfort of your home, online courses provide an alternative solution to your academic needs. To view a full list of online courses offered during the summer, please click here.

Registration for Academic Courses is conveniently done online. Start your summer at UCLA NOW.

SUMMER INSTITUTES

Summer Institutes offer the breadth and depth of UCLA's academic rigor in an intensive, holistic format that allows you to share a unique learning experience. Listed below are the 2014 College/Professional Summer Institutes that meet the F-1 visa eligibility* .

If you are interested in the FILM AND TELEVISION SUMMER INSTITUTE, please note that the Creative Producing track, which is not listed here, includes an internship component and thus does not meet the F-1 visa eligibility.

 

International students who wish to enroll in the JUMPSTART SUMMER INSTITUTE: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE must select the Architecture and Urban Design 10B & 103 track, totaling 11 units, to meet the minimum 8 unit enrollment requirement. The Architecture and Urban Design 103 track carries 6 units and does not meet the F-1 visa unit requirement.

 

UCLA IN SHANGHAI SUMMER INSTITUTE takes place in Shanghai, China, and does not require entry into the U.S. Non-Chinese citizens should consult their local Chinese consulate/embassy about the Chinese visa procedures.

Please click on each program for details including information on visa requirements.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

FILM AND TELEVISION SUMMER INSTITUTE*:

  • Film Production
  • Animation
  • Digital Media Studies
JUMPSTART SUMMER INSTITUTE: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE*

MANAGING ENTERPRISE IN MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS SUMMER INSTITUTE:

  • Film Industry
  • Music Industry
  • Social Media and Communications
  • Sports Marketing and Management

We are pleased to introduce a new program, UCLA IN SHANGHAI SUMMER INSTITUTE: ORIENTATION TO THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY*, designed to strengthen the foundation for a successful academic career and orient students to the academic culture of the American university. Please note that this program takes place in Shanghai, China.

Summer Institute registration is available online. Start your summer at UCLA NOW.

 

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS

International students for our registration purposes will be required to enroll full-time and obtain an F-1 student visa for participation. Once you select which summer offerings you are interested in, ACADEMIC COURSES or one of the F-1 visa eligible Summer Institutes, you will find information on visa requirements, along with registration, fees, and payment details applicable to your selection.