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Our Students

The Academic Programs offered through the UCLA International Institute allow students to focus on a particular area of study - either a specific geographic area, or a global comparative and issue-oriented approach - through a variety of disciplines across campus. The Institute also offers its own courses taught by core teaching faculty under the following subject areas: African Studies, Global Health, Global Studies, International & Area Studies, International Development Studies, International Migration Studies, and Latin American Studies.

 

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Graduating seniors earn honors

International Development Studies students received academic and activist awards, and a Global Studies senior has been accepted into a UCLA doctoral program.
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Graduate profile: IDS Academic Award winner Katherine Gan

Looking back at the IDS program, Katherine says, “It has enriched my understanding of what is going on in the world and how the past (e.g., colonial legacies such as racism) can affect our current global situation.”
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Soon-to-be graduate wins 2021 Activist Award

“The thing that I value the most about the International Development Studies major is the opportunities it has provided me, ranging from chances for volunteering to traveling to internships,” says Laura Rabago, who is slated to graduate in December.
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Our Alumni

Alumni of the UCLA International Institute Academic Programs live across the globe, and are involved in a multitude of fields, including the education, government, cultural, nonprofit, health, legal and business sectors and international affairs. Below are a few bios of our alumni.

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Global Studies graduate wins UCLA Young Alumnus award

Katya Daniel (UCLA 2008) was named 2019 Young Alumnus of the Year at the annual UCLA Alumni Association awards ceremony held June 8, 2019, at the Luskin Conference Center.
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UCLA and an international career were not on his radar screen

After earning a B.A. in Latin American Studies at UCLA in 1996, John Arboleda built a career in higher education in the U.S. and Europe. He now serves as director of special projects & innovation at Instituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona and runs a consulting company based in Spain.
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Chasing race car dreams

After studying development at UCLA and serving in the Peace Corps in Liberia, Ken Fukuda (IDS 2009) left his job and moved to Germany to pursue his passion for professional racing.
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