UCLA Young Alumnus of the Year 2019


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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From Kwame Nkrumah's “Neocolonialism” to study abroad in Ghana

Hayley Farrell, an international development studies major, has spent her senior year studying at the University of Ghana while interning at a non-profit in Accra.
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“Gaming” the major

In her four years at UCLA, global studies senior Isabel Wong parlayed her interests in globalization, gaming and business into three valuable internships that helped her identify a future marketing career in the interactive entertainment industry.
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Senior combines love of science and development studies in her IDS major

International Institute student Stephanie Perez graduates this June with an IDS major and double minors in global health and global studies.Her education has led her to choose a future in public health.
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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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