Academic Courses: International Students




UCLA is a great place to be with a multitude of resources. We encourage you to make the most of your time and have fun!  Various social activities & group tours are offered throughout the summer to help you meet new people and explore beyond the campus.


The university offers furnished residence halls and residential suites within easy walking distance of classrooms, libraries, and recreational facilities for summer students who are 15 years of age or older by the first day of summer (i.e., June 25, 2018).

Most students find living on campus to be a convenient and enjoyable option during Summer Sessions. Housing is available for periods of 6, 8, 9, 10, and 12 weeks.

To find out what it would be like living on campus, take the virtual tour of the residential halls and watch the housing videos.

For students who prefer the independence of living off-campus, UCLA also offers furnished University Apartments near campus. To be eligible for University Apartments, you must be 18 or older.

For more information on summer housing opportunities, please visit UCLA Housing Services.

UCLA Recreation

All students have access to UCLA Recreation but some classes may require a fee. You must show a valid BruinCard to use the services.

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Student Activities

DCISS (Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars)

The Dashew Center coordinates many activities during the summer. Be informed by checking their upcoming events.  Past activities have included sporting events, concerts at the famous Hollywood Bowl and city bus tours.

 The American Culture and Conversation class (AC&C) is a 6-week class (offered during Session A), in which you will learn  about American Culture, idioms, slang, history, humor, as well as improve your conversation skills. This program is free, but due to high demand, you must sign up for it and attend all sessions.


California Tours

California Tours is a private tour agency, not affiliated with UCLA, who has years of experience in serving UCLA students and community. They offer many short trips and LA tours during the summer. You can check the full schedule on the Activities Calendar.

To sign up for tours or for additional information, please go to


Central Ticket Office

Students can find discounted tickets for all UCLA cultural events at the Central Ticket  Office (CTO). The CTO also offers discounted student tickets to campus athletic events, theme parks, movies and bus passes.   

Important Dates

JANUARY 8: UCLA Schedule of Classes Available

FEBRUARY 1: Housing Application Available for Academic Courses

FEBRUARY 15: Academic Course Registration Opens for Visiting Students

MAY 1: Registration Deadline for Int'l Students (Session A)

MAY 3: I-20 Request Deadline (Session A)

MAY 18: Non-UC Student Academic Course Payment Deadline (Enrollment before May 19)

JUNE 1: Registration Deadline for Int'l Students (Session C)

JUNE 3: I-20 Request Deadline (Session C)

JUNE 22: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A) - International Students ONLY

JUNE 22: Non-UC Student Academic Course Payment Deadline (Enrolled May 18 – June 22)

JUNE 25 - AUGUST 3: Session A (6-Week) Academic Courses

JUNE 29: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session A)

JUNE 29: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA Without Instructor Consent

JULY 4: Independence Day

JULY 6: Academic Course Session A - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

JULY 6: Academic Course Session A - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

JULY 6: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session A)

JULY 20: Academic Course 6-Week Session A Grading Basis Change Deadline

AUGUST 3: iStart Orientation Deadline (Session C) - International Students ONLY

AUGUST 3: Academic Course Session C Payment Deadline (Enrolled June 22 – August 3)

AUGUST 6 - SEPTEMBER 14: Session C Academic Courses

AUGUST 10: Impacted Course Refund and Drop Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 17: Nonimpacted Course Refund Deadline (Session C)

AUGUST 17: Academic Course Session C - Deadline to Add Courses Without a Late Add Fee

AUGUST 24: Academic Course Session C - Last Day to Add on MyUCLA With a PTE Number

AUGUST 31: Academic Course Session C Grading Basis Change Deadline

SEPTEMBER 3: Labor Day