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Learn more about the 2021 International Institute Commencement Ceremony

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Welcome to the International Institute, New Bruins! Browse below to see what International Studies at UCLA can do for you

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Earn major/minor credit for your Summer internship!

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Explore topics in international business, area studies, Hollywood's global image, and more! Courses may satisfy GE requirements

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Study issues of development in different regions

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Engage with development work at home and abroad

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Explore different approaches to solving socio-economic inequalities

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WELCOME, NEW BRUINS!

 

INTERNATIONAL
DEVELOPMENT
STUDIES

Engage with the study of social, political, and economic forces that, throughout history, have shaped global inequalities.

 

"I chose UCLA because it offers a wide range of classes...and resources for people of color like myself in order to foster our personal, academic, and professional growth...A growth mindset is key, and perspective is everything." 
- Giselle Almendariz

"I chose International Development Studies as my major because it lets me take all the classes I want...it offers so many opportunities to volunteer and travel as well!" 
- Annette Sorensen

"There is so much diversity. UCLA as a large institution can seem overwhelming, but through its student organizations and programs, it feels so small and easy to navigate. The student community is very inclusive..." 
- Wudia Kamara

CAREERS WITH IDS

These are just a few of the many paths your career could take with IDS!

 

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OUR ALUMNI

Rene Rosas

RENE ROSAS

Rene is an IDS Honors Track alum, and a 2021 USAID Payne International Development Graduate Fellow. He plans on pursuing a master's degree in public policy, with a focus on international economic development.

Ann Wang

ANN WANG

Co-founder of Enrou, an online marketplace that connects socially-conscious consumers with products created in developing communities as a way to increase employment and reduce poverty. With the skills learned at StartUp UCLA, Wang won funding for her company.

Ken Fukada

KEN FUKADA

Hired as a driving instructor at a Nürburgring racing academy because his IDS degree and time in the Peace Corps demonstrated adaptability and problem-solving experience.

 

 

COURSES

These are a few of the many interesting courses you could take during Summer 2021! They have no pre-requisites:

  • INTL DV 1 | Intro to Intl. Development Studies
  • INTL DV M120 | Political Economy of Development
  • INTL DV 191 | Sustainable Solutions for Global Issues

STUDY ABROAD

With 42 destinations to choose from, you can participate in immersive study abroad programs and earn major/minor credit

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TRANSFER STUDENTS

See our Transfer Students tab!

 

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RESOURCES TO SUPPORT BRUINS

Information on healthy and safety, campus life, nature of instruction, and more to help you navigate your UCLA experience.

See the Guidebook here

QUESTIONS?

See our FAQ page! You can also email us or make an appointment.

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CONNECT WITH US

 

   

   

The UCLA International Institute stands in solidarity with our Black, Asian, and Asian American students and colleagues, and against racial injustice. We pledge to continue to promote research, education, and service that strive for a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive world. Please visit our Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion committee's webpage for resources for racial trauma and anti-racism. 
UCLA has transitioned to online platforms, more information HERE. For student resources during COVID-19, click HERE. Visit our "Advising" tab for virtual advising.