Archived Projects/Programs

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

  • The Paulo Freire Institute
    • The Paulo Freire Institute seeks to gather scholars and critics of Freire’s work in permanent dialogue to foster the advancement of new theories and concrete interventions in the real world.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Carlos A. Torres
      (Updated: Jan 26 2023)
  • Refugees Rights in Records (R3) Initiative
    • Working both with current and historical refugee and diasporic populations, the Refugee Rights in Records Initiative encompasses multiple research projects addressing issues such as the role played by archives and storytelling in memory transmission and recovery from trauma.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Kathy Carbone
      (Updated: Apr 07 2023)

School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • School of Engineering-Cyprus University of Technology MOU
    • The School of Engineering and Cyprus University of Technology have a Memorandum of Understanding, outlining and specifying the two schools' collaborative efforts (e.g. joint conferences, joint research projects, and cooperation in postgraduate education and training).
      Project Contact:
        Ioanna Kakoulli
      (Updated: Dec 12 2023)
  • School of Engineering-CMMI Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute MOU
    • The School of Engineering and CMMI Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute have a Memorandum of Understanding, outlining and specifying the two schools' collaborative efforts (e.g. joint conferences, joint research projects, and cooperation in postgraduate education and training).
      Project Contact:
        Ioanna Kakoulli
      (Updated: Dec 12 2023)
  • SeaChange - Seawater-based Carbon Removal Pilot Systems
    • A research team is working to prime the oceans to trap atmospheric CO2. SeaChange, a startup born out of the technology developed at UCLA, announced that two pilot systems — one in LA and another in Singapore — will soon be operational to help mitigate the atmospheric accumulation of CO2.
      Project Contact:
        Gaurav Sant
      (Updated: Dec 12 2023)
  • Esteros del Ibera
    • Esteros del Ibera Esteros del Ibera was an interactive installation in Buenos Aires that allowed groups of visitors to explore the landscape of the protected Ibera Wetlands in northwest Argentina. UCLA REMAP and Open Perception‘s OpenPTrack was used as the interface between the visitors’ movements and the piece’s media.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Jeff Burke
      (Updated: Jan 10 2024)

College of Letters and Science: Humanities

John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management

  • UCLA-NUS Executive MBA
    • The UCLA-NUS Executive MBA provides a comprehensive perspective on international business, with particular emphasis on the thriving Asia-Pacific region. In just 15 months, you will earn two world-class MBAs while sharing an unforgettable learning experience with a diverse cohort from around the world.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Sarika Thakur
      (Updated: Dec 18 2023)
  • School of Management-Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa MOU
    • The School of Management and Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa have a Memorandum of Understanding, outlining and specifying the two schools' collaborative efforts (e.g. joint conferences, joint research projects, and cooperation in postgraduate education and training).
      Project Contact:
        Lucy Allard
      (Updated: Mar 15 2021)
  • School of Management-ESSEC Executive Education Appartenant Au Groupe MOU
    • The School of Management and ESSEC Executive Education Appartenant Au Groupe have a Memorandum of Understanding, outlining and specifying the two schools' collaborative efforts (e.g. joint conferences, joint research projects, and cooperation in postgraduate education and training).
      Project Contact:
        Lucy Allard
      (Updated: Mar 15 2021)

School of Medicine

School of Nursing

  • The Global Health Experience
    • The UCLA School of Nursing offers nursing students the opportunity to participate in a health experience that extends beyond the U.S. borders to learn first-hand about health education for care providers, issues of public health and patient care access and delivery.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Maria Ruiz
      (Updated: Dec 20 2023)
  • UCLA-CUHK Exchange Program
    • The exchange focuses on sharing US-based health care nursing practices as they relate to health promotion, social justice, and specialty clinical content delivered in the UCLA classes. In addition, the students tour several hospitals and community sites.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Janet Mentes
      (Updated: Dec 20 2023)
  • UCLA-Aino University Exchange Program
    • In 2019, the School of Nursing launched its first successful summer workshop for Aino University faculty and students. Aino University is a private institution of higher education, located in the quaint city of Takasuki, Osaka Japan.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Janet Mentes
      (Updated: Dec 20 2023)
  • UCLA-Sungshin University Exchange Program
    • Sungshin University is a private institution of higher education, located in the metropolitan area of Seoul Korea. Sungshin University, founded in 1936, is an all women college which has been promoting student exchange programs since 1968.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Janet Mentes
      (Updated: Dec 20 2023)
  • Sharing the Importance of Qualitative Research in China
    • The School has been collaborating with HKSH since 2010 to enhance the quality of nursing care delivered at the bedside and in its ambulatory clinics; promote mentorship of the nurses in conducting clinical research; and enhance the evidence-based practices of HKSH nurses as well as nursing students.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Janet Mentes
      (Updated: Dec 20 2023)

School of Public Health

Luskin School of Public Affairs

School of Theater, Film, and Television

International Institute

  • Center for Chinese Studies Research Presentations
    • The Center for Chinese Studies invites speakers from all over the world to present their research on a more-or-less weekly basis. (In some cases, there are several events in a single week). Many of these events are coordinated with UCLA classes to increase their educational impact.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -   
      (Updated: Jan 23 2023)
  • Korean Christianity Program
    • The program provides primary sources of Korean Christianity, especially documents and images of Protestantism in early modern and colonial Korea. It also promotes contemporary scholarship on the history of Korean Christianity with book reviews, recent articles, and bibliography.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Sung-Deuk Oak
      (Updated: Jan 23 2023)
  • UCLA Russian Flagship Program Capstone Year in Kazakhstan
    • UCLA Students in the Russian Flagship program spend an academic year in Almaty. they are directly enrolled in classes in their major and complete an internship in Russian.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Kathryn Paul
      (Updated: Mar 03 2023)
  • Zhejiang University Department of Sociology Collaboration
    • Sociology programs include international conferences, visiting faculty and graduate student research and teaching exchanges, and a UCLA summer institute for undergraduate students from Zhejiang.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Min Zhou
      (Updated: Apr 20 2022)
  • History in the Dungeons: The Gold Coast Forts and Castles Project
    • This project's goal is to conduct a systematic survey that locates Ghana's slave forts and castles within Afro-European “conjunctures” that linked hinterland captives to overseas markets during the rise of the Atlantic slave trade.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Andrew Apter
      (Updated: May 03 2021)
  • Graduate Student Workshop for Southeast Asian Studies
    • This is a two-day writing workshop for Ph.D. candidates enrolled at any University of California campus whose research in the humanities and social sciences focuses on Southeast Asia, organized every other year.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Nguyet Tong
      (Updated: Apr 29 2021)
  • UC Berkeley-UCLA Southeast Asian Studies Conference
    • This is a joint conference hosted by the UC Berkeley Center for Southeast Asia Studies and UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies every other year to feature research by graduate students and faculty in the UC/CSU system
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Nguyet Tong
      (Updated: Apr 29 2021)
  • Distance Learning Khmer
    • CSEAS partially funds remote instruction in the Khmer language; these courses, offered through UC Berkeley, are offered every year for cross-enrollment for students from any UC institution.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Nguyet Tong
      (Updated: Apr 29 2021)
  • Distance Learning Burmese
    • CSEAS partially funds remote instruction in the Burmese language; these courses, offered through UC Berkeley, are offered every year for cross-enrollment for students from any UC institution.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Nguyet Tong
      (Updated: Apr 29 2021)
  • Music of Java Course
    • This course on the music of the Central Javanese gamelan is funded by the CSEAS' Indonesian Studies Program. This percussion-dominated musical ensemble includes tuned bronze gongs, bronze metallophones, and drums, along with flutes, zither, vocals, and spiked fiddle.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Juliana Wijaya
      (Updated: Apr 29 2021)
  • Sites of Encounter in World History K-12 Teacher Workshop
    • This teacher workshop is organized every summer to provide area studies knowledge and pedagogy training to CA public school educators, so as to expand their instruction of world regions and civilizations in K-12 curriculum.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Nguyet Tong
      (Updated: Apr 29 2021)
  • Language Pedagogy Training Workshops for Southeast Asian Language Instructors
    • CSEAS hosts a series of pedagogy workshops for Southeast Asian language instructors, in collaboration with UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center and Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages. The Center is committed to providing opportunities for any community college instructor to incorporate more Southeast Asian Studies into their curriculum.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Nguyet Tong
      (Updated: May 17 2023)
  • Southeast Asian Language Council
    • CSEAS has a representative on the council to work on professionalizing the field of Southeast Asian language teaching in the U.S. by offering training workshops and materials development projects, as well as by creating national standards, proficiency assessments, and instructional resources.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Nguyet Tong
      (Updated: Apr 29 2021)
  • The Korean Classics Library
    • The Korean Classics Library is a publication series coordinated by the Center for Buddhist Studies. The series publishes annotated English translations of some of the most important and influential classics of the Korean tradition. The Korean Classics Library comprises two separate series: “Philosophy and Religion” and “Historical Materials.”
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Robert Buswell
      (Updated: Jan 23 2023)
  • Living in Limbo: The African Refugees Documentation Project
    • The goal of this project is to analyze refugee communities in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda in ways that identify African initiatives that create opportunities for growth and sustainable incentives for resettlement, reintegration and repatriation.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Andrew Apter
      (Updated: Dec 22 2023)
  • The Greening of a Continent
    • This project focuses on constructing a community-based solar energy grids that generates low-cost electricity in rural villages of the Western Sahel most immediately threatened by desertification.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Andrew Apter
      (Updated: May 03 2021)

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

  • Dja Biosphere Reserve
    • During the past 20 years, scientists from the Center for Tropical Research have been conducting research in the Dja Biosphere Reserve (DBR), a UNESCO World Heritage site located in South Central Cameroon.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Thomas Smith
      (Updated: Dec 22 2023)
  • Center for Tropical Research: International Research and Training Center – Ecuador
    • CTR’s current studies include focused research on high profile, endangered species like the Long-wattled Umbrellabird, as well as multidisciplinary approaches to broader-level ecological and evolutionary processes and patterns. All research conducted by CTR includes Ecuadorians at various levels and is designed to provide information needed for conservation.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Jordan Karubian
      (Updated: Mar 10 2023)

College of Letters and Science: Life Sciences

College of Letters and Science: Physical Sciences

College of Letters and Science: Social Sciences

UCLA Extension

  • UCLA Extension-Berlin School of Business MOU
    • The UCLA Extension and the Berlin School of Business have a Memorandum of Understanding, outlining and specifying the two schools' collaborative efforts (e.g. joint conferences, joint research projects, and cooperation in postgraduate education and training).
      Project Contact:
        Tara Neuwirth
      (Updated: Mar 15 2021)
  • UCLA Extension-De Vinci Higher Education MOU
    • The UCLA Extension and De Vinci Higher Education have a Memorandum of Understanding, outlining and specifying the two schools' collaborative efforts (e.g. joint conferences, joint research projects, and cooperation in postgraduate education and training).
      Project Contact:
        Tara Neuwirth
      (Updated: Mar 15 2021)

UCLA International Education Office

  • UCLA-Utrecht Exchange Program
    • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Humanities in Los Angeles, United States of America.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Margaret Jacob
      (Updated: Dec 22 2023)
  • Community-based Health, Food Security and Development
    • Come spend a life-changing summer in Ghana, with classes and service engagement introducing you to this strong nation, its welcoming communities, and warm people.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Vivian-Lee Nyitray
      (Updated: Dec 22 2023)
  • Explore Israel
    • Jerusalem is an ancient city and sacred spiritual center. Each of the four quarters—Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Armenian—add their own fragrant spice and ancient melodies to Jerusalem’s diversity.
      Project Contact:
       
      (Updated: Jul 22 2022)
  • Chilean Universities
    • Take courses in your major with Chilean students at either of Chile’s top two universities. A starter language program and multiple themed excursions enhance courses.
      Project Contact:
       
      (Updated: Jul 22 2022)
  • Sustainability & Wilderness Studies
    • Take your passion for the environment to breathtaking Tasmania. Put theory into practice and complete a sustainability project with real-world impact. Surrounded by wildlife and natural landscapes, take themed courses with an internship or research project.
      Project Contact:
       
      (Updated: Jul 22 2022)
  • Hong Kong Summer, HKUST
    • Spend the summer with a global student community on a modern, 150-acre campus overlooking pristine Clearwater Bay on the Sai Kung Peninsula. Explore Hong Kong’s rich history and heritage while taking classes in science, engineering, business or social science.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Robert Rodriguez
      (Updated: Dec 22 2023)
  • Summer Global Internship, Hong Kong
    • Develop leadership, intercultural, and workplace skills in Hong Kong, a city filled with shining skyscrapers in the heart of Asia. The program will match you to a project or organization that suits your professional goals.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Vivian-Lee Nyitray
      (Updated: Dec 22 2023)
  • Japanese in Tokyo
    • International Christian University is the perfect place to build language skills. Speed your mastery of Japanese with tutorials and conversation partners. Practice your Japanese during on-campus and off-campus university activities, like tea ceremonies and Kabuki.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -   
      (Updated: Aug 14 2020)
  • STEM Research Osaka
    • In this full-time lab program, conduct experiments and take part in team projects in a working science lab at Osaka University. Focus on fields like nanotechnology, molecular science, or robotics.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Robert Rodriguez
      (Updated: May 11 2023)
  • STEM Research Tokyo
    • Undertake a summer lab research internship at the prestigious University of Tokyo schools of science and engineering. Be among the international undergraduates accepted to this competitive university research program. Space is limited. Please check with your campus study abroad office as soon as possible.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Robert Rodriguez
      (Updated: May 11 2023)
  • Seoul Summer
    • Join students from around the world in lectures, cultural activities and a multi-day field trip. Learn from Korean and international visiting professors in a wide range of courses taught in English. Seoul is a friendly city for visiting students and easy to explore on foot.
      Project Contact:
       
      (Updated: Jul 22 2022)
  • Chinese in Taipei
    • Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. At Taiwan’s top language training center, build fluency in this critical language whether you have zero experience or years of study.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Robert Rodriguez
      (Updated: May 12 2023)
  • Thai Studies
    • Discover how Buddhist beliefs and Thai history affect modern-day Thailand. Courses are interdisciplinary for learners with a variety of interests like Thai politics, economics, religion, education, law, and art.
      Project Contact:
       
      (Updated: Jul 22 2022)
  • Explore Cyprus
    • Nicosia, called Lefkosia by Greek residents, is the country’s capital and largest city on the southern part of the island. At the University of Nicosia, take courses in your major or explore ones that are less common across UC, like multimedia studies, interior design, or marketing.
      Project Contact:
       
      (Updated: Jul 22 2022)
  • Only in Paris
    • Timeless, iconic, and exquisite, Paris is dazzling. A living laboratory, Paris offers historically rich destinations, incomparable meals, and epic art and cinema. Ideal for first-time travelers, you’ll encounter various dimensions of French culture and life.
      Project Contact:
       
      (Updated: Jul 22 2022)
  • Sciences Po Reims
    • Become part of the next generation of leaders as you study political science at Sciences Po Reims. Gain an international perspective from a diverse community in a that program focuses on the geopolitics, history, and economics of France and the European Union.
      Project Contact:
       
      (Updated: Jul 22 2022)
  • Mediterranean Politics, Food, and Culture
    • Trace the history, culture, and politics of the Mediterranean through the lens of food in three distinctive cities in Italy and Spain: Florence, Syracuse, and Barcelona. Study topics like migration and urbanization, global trade relations, cultural encounters that impact local identity, and the quest for sustainability.
      Project Contact:
       
      (Updated: Jul 22 2022)
  • International Business Economics
    • The students will learn business strategies for a global economy alongside Spanish peers at Pompeu Fabra University. This focused curriculum for business and economics majors improves students' professional skills as they gain insights into the world's business practices.
      Project Contact:
        Michelle Cobb
      (Updated: Aug 10 2022)
  • Glasgow Summer Physics
    • This exciting 8-week summer balances hard work with weekend travel, day trips in the Highlands, and Scottish cultural activities. At the University of Glasgow, you can access courses that are hard to get at UC while experiencing the wonders of Scotland.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Kelly Zuniga
      (Updated: May 10 2023)
  • History: Ancient Greece
    • Students will study ancient history, philosophy, culture, and the origins of Western Civilization in Greece. This program visits over 20 archaeological sites in Greece! Students explore ancient Greece through a combination of classical archaeological site visits, lectures, and the works of Homer, Plato, Sophocles, and Aristophanes.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    David Phillips
      (Updated: Mar 31 2022)
  • English: Shakespeare
    • Experience Shakespeare’s plays as they were meant to be experienced, on the stage as well as the page, and in the company of his fellow dramatists, during a summer session spent in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, England.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Claire McEachern
      (Updated: Dec 22 2023)
  • California Ecology & Conservation, Natural Reserve System (Quarter)
    • Students will attend lectures, participate in discussions, design and implement research projects, write reports, and present their work to the group while immersed in California ecosystems.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -   
      (Updated: Jan 25 2021)
  • University of Nicosia
    • At the University of Nicosia, take courses in your major or explore ones that are less common across UC, like multimedia studies, interior design, or marketing. If you’re into finance or technology, you’ll be attending the first university to offer classes in crypto currency and block chain technology.
      Project Contact:
        Vivian-Lee Nyitray
      (Updated: Jul 25 2022)
  • Exploring Sustainability in Nantes, France – Nantes
    • This summer program offers a unique opportunity to explore how Nantes, a green capital of Europe, started its journey on becoming part of the solution to climate change and how its citizens actively support their city’s sustainability.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Laurence Denié-Higney
      (Updated: Dec 22 2023)
  • Social Science in Context: Understanding New Zealand
    • Through readings, class discussions, guest speakers, visits to museums, Maori communal gatherings, nature walks, and the Weta Workshop (the Lord of the Rings special effects lab), students will immerse themselves in the beauty, history, art, design, and culture of Aoteraroa New Zealand.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Tamar Kremer-Sadlik
      (Updated: Dec 22 2023)
  • Understanding Economics Through Country Differences
    • Singapore serves as an ideal setting in which to study economics in the real world, because they truly do employ and consider the use of economics to motivate the desired behavior.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Kathleen McGarry
      (Updated: Dec 22 2023)
  • University of Kent
    • The University of Kent offers the widest range of courses of UCEAP’s English university partners. It has a leading undergraduate law program and a strong humanities department. Canterbury is consistently voted the UK’s safest student city. Study abroad in one of the most historic cities of UK-England.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Kelly Zuniga
      (Updated: Dec 22 2023)

UCLA Library

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

  • Music of Thailand Ensemble
    • Students in the Music of Thailand Ensemble will learn to perform the distinctive regional music traditions from central, north (Lanna), and northeast (Isaan) Thailand on a diverse range of instruments including mallet percussion, bowed, plucked string instruments, and flutes. Students will be introduced to Thai musical notation.
      Project Contact:
       Project website  -    Supeena Adler
      (Updated: May 17 2023)