5 Tips to Help you Prepare as an International Student

I attended school abroad and knew, all along, that I wanted to study at a university in the United States. When I finally received my university’s letter of acceptance 3 months later, I was ecstatic! But the emotions that settled in after that were confusing: I was going to leave my family and live alone…

Read Season from a Readers Point of View

Winter is synonymous with one thing in our office: read season. Joel, Assistant Director, offers some insight into what we’re looking for as we consider each applicant.

Bucket List: Freshman Year

As the school year draws to a close, seniors in flowing graduation gowns can be seen all over campus, posing for graduation pictures. I can’t believe that my first year at UCLA is almost over (except for finals, bleh). As UCLA prepares to send off a fourth of its population off into the real world,…

Hello World!

  Hi everyone, I’m Cheechee, the newest contributor to the UCLA Life Blog! I am thrilled to be writing for you all and I really hope that my posts will help shed some light on the day-to-day life at UCLA. Coming here was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I am…

The Three Historic B’s

When giving tours or talking to prospective students, we like to talk about how safe our campus is (because it really, really is).  One of the phrases we like to use is “UCLA is surrounded by the 3 Historic B’s: Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Brentwood”.  The more time I spend in LA, the more…

3 Day Weekend and Adventures!

  As a friend of mine put it: “Winter is my favorite week of the year!”  Despite the cold snap we had last week, this week has been nothing but blue skies! I’ve been able to do a lot on particularly sunny weekends, and it was all so close by!  Seeing as it is only…

The Weirdest Week of the Quarter.

Finals week is crazy for so many reasons!  It’s always been my least favorite week and my favorite week.  Everyone is so sleep deprived and has no class that we all just end up having some of the best memories!  It is not uncommon to go into a dorm study lounge at 3 in the…

New Hobbies

One of my favorite things about UCLA is all of the random activities that go on- particularly on the grass by Janss steps.   On sunny days this is quite a popular spot to go in between classes.  You will see people “hammock”ing, other days it will be people playing the ukulele, but you can almost always…