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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Global studies senior discovers passion for innovation

Natasha Ann Lum has written three major research papers on innovation as a global studies major and will begin an M.S. program in computer science in fall 2020.
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Graduating seniors win Fulbright awards

IDS students Christine Tran and Rowan Baker have won Fulbright teaching and research grants, respectively. Tran will teach English in Vietnam, while Baker will conduct research in the Altai Republic of the Russian Federation.
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An undergraduate who takes “study abroad” to the next level

UCLA senior YIN Sun (Frankie) has made study abroad an integral part of his undergraduate education.
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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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