International student’s tips: Getting to LAX

Photo Credit: sfxeric It may seem daunting to get out of Westwood to LAX on Thanksgiving and the holiday break when everyone seems to be leaving at the same time, and throughout my time here I’ve accrued some favorite routes I like to take to get to the airport.  If you are an international or…

International Student Tip: Make use of the Dashew Center

Hi international students!  It’s that time of the year when we’re starting to review or book our plane tickets to LAX in anticipation of the beginning of our journey abroad here in LA.  As you’re making your preparations for life at UCLA, make sure you don’t forget to check out the Dashew Center! The Dashew…

A Day in the Real World of Urban Planning Geography

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Transportation Geography class I am taking this session promised a day-long field trip to Los Angeles International Airport (known to Angelenos as “LAX”) and the Port of Long Beach.  In fact, this past Wednesday was our lucky day!  It began at Flight Path Learning Center, a small…

Welcome to Summer Session A!

It’s great to be back!  Although campus seems a little empty for now, I blame it on the early morning and the fact that it’s the first day of summer session so not many people find the need to study in the library before classes have begun.  I got to campus early to meet a…

End of the Quarter Procrastination

Students are able to experience many things on the UCLA campus, but as soon as the end of the quarter hits you can feel the tension in the air. It’s just about time to crack open those textbooks and start memorizing those flash cards. We are currently on our eighth week of school going onto…