From Brazil to UCLA: My Journey as an International Student

Hello everyone! My name is Lucas Yoshida (most people call me Yoshi so feel free to call me that) and I am a 3rd-year studying Business Economics here at UCLA! I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to start my amazing journey at UCLA! Before I…

Investing in UCLA

Hey new Bruins! My name is Renato Escobar (he/him), a 2nd-year psychobiology majorand part of the UCLA class of 2023. I am from Thousand Palms, California and I am veryexcited to share my thoughts, feelings, and steps that I took at the time when I was in yourposition, and hopefully provide you with some insight…

The UCLA Transfer Center

Bienvenidos nuevos Bruins a la Familia! My name is Ivan Vera and I am a 4th year Political Science major, African American Studies minor, transfer student from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am here today as a senior graduating from the #1 public university because of the community, support, and aid I have…

UCLA: Am I Meant to be Here?

Hello everyone! My name is David Franco (they/them). I am a first generation, third year Sociology major from Bellflower, CA. Once again, a huge congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA! You have just accomplished something so wonderful and you should be so proud of yourself! When I learned that I had gotten accepted into UCLA,…

Feeling at Home on Campus

Hi ya’ll! My name is Sanjana (she/her) and I’m a third year student at UCLA. I’m majoring in Political Science and minoring in Public Affairs. I lived in Mumbai, India for most of my life but I now live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As an out-of-state student, I had several inhibitions before coming to UCLA…

Life as an Out of State Student

My name is Sachi Cooper, and I am a second year Geography major with a minor in Public Affairs and Urban & Regional Studies. I’m from Arlington, Virginia, and I am so thankful that I have had the opportunity to attend UCLA as an out of state student. When I first began drafting lists of…

Campus Mental Health Resources

Hello (potential) new Bruins!! My name is Dani Lowder and I am thrilled to be next in what I’m sure has been a long line of congratulations on the amazing achievement of gaining acceptance into UCLA. I am a fourth-year Political Science major and Arabic and Islamic studies minor from Orange County, CA. I could…

Wait is this really winter?

When people talk about Southern California, the issue of weather inevitably is brought up. One of the most appealing factors of living in LA has to be the almost unbelievable weather we experience on a yearly basis. While most of our country is bundling up and turning on the heat, students at UCLA are breaking…

Survival Kit for Premeds: Physics

Physics is notorious for being one of the most tough subjects, especially for life science majors. Going into my first class of the physics series (Physics 6A), I was really nervous. Since my high school didn’t offer AP Physics, the only physics class I had taken was a regular physics class during my junior year…

Botanical Gardens

  I never thought I would associate gardens with UCLA, but after a class trip to the botanical gardens for one my classes I found a new favorite space. I love going to school in the city. There are endless activities, always something to do, and just a generally upbeat environment. That being said, every…