A. Programs are open to students from any major and any university in the world and students may receive either undergraduate or graduate credit. Participants are typically college students ages 18 to 24.
A. Program admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, please read the program information carefully and complete the online application. In order to complete the registration process you must submit a $300 nonrefundable deposit payment through our secure online credit/debit card form. When your application has been submitted, you will receive a registration number on the screen and by e-mail. Be sure to keep this number for future reference. Upon completion of the application process, you will receive an e-mail informing you of the status of your application.
A. As a registered student, you can access your online application to research important program details and update some of your personal information. You will need to enter your name, program and date of birth. Your registration number, which was sent to you in your confirmation e-mail, is also required.
You can do the following via the retrieve function:
A. If space is still available in the program, the final registration deadline is October 1, 2010.
A. Final payments can be made via URSA or by check at the Cashier's Office in 1125 Murphy Hall.
A. Students can begin to make final payments through URSA. The deadline to pay in full is October 1, 2010.
A. Final payments are due by October 1, 2010. Financial aid students are exempt from this deadline.
A. It is difficult to predict. Some programs fill up within a few weeks. It is a good idea to apply early.
A. One digital photo (all students) and one scanned copy (in jpeg format) of the front page of your passport are due within 60 days of your application. Those items should be submitted through the application retrieval process.
A. You will need to contact the nearest passport agency. Many post offices offer passport services. The passport process usually takes 10-12 weeks. Expedited service is available for an extra fee. For more information, please visit travel.state.gov.
A. If your passport is not ready within the 60-day deadline, do not worry. But be sure to turn in your passport photocopies as soon as possible.
A. Programs do not require student visas. But some countries require tourist visas. Instructions about visa requirements will be sent to each participant.
A. We recommend you visit the Centers for Disease Control's Web site at: www.cdc.gov/travel for more information about health and safety abroad.
A. If you are a UC student, program courses are UC-transferable and will automatically transfer to your UC transcript in October. Non-UC students should consult with an academic advisor and the Registrar's Office at their home institution.
A. Past participants can view and request transcripts on URSA.
A. UCLA students enrolling in over 18 units must fill out an "Excess Units" form available at their College.
A. Housing varies from program to program. Visit the section called "Accomodations" for your program to read a description of the program housing. Complete details for housing, including address information, will be sent to all program participants in the spring.
A. No. Program housing is required for all participants and is restricted to enrolled participants only. The cost of accommodations cannot be deducted from the program fee.
A. Guests (includes spouses, children, other family members and friends) are not allowed in program housing or on any program related activity. UCLA does not assist with housing arrangements for family, friends, or other guests of program participants.
A. It is very important that you submit an e-mail address that you check regularly when filling out your application. Periodically, you will receive notices from the program office with important information about your program. A welcome packet will be sent to you within a few weeks of your application. In addition, a mailing will be sent to you in the spring (usually by the end of May) with important information about your program. Program updates will also be posted on your application retrieval page.
A. Each program consists of a required course curriculum of 12 quarter units. Students are automatically enrolled in this curriculum. This curriculum is mandatory and cannot be dropped without terminating participation in the program.
For more information about each program's curriculum, please visit the section marked "curriculum" on the program's Web site.
A. Please do not enroll in a program program unless you are sure you intend to participate. Remember that your deposit is nonrefundable.
If you cancel your registration, the following applies:
$300 is not refundable under any circumstances;
Program fees (minus the $300 deposit) are refundable until October 1, 2010.
No refunds are available after October 1, 2010.
In order to cancel once you have registered, you can retrieve your registration form to cancel your registration online. Failure to cancel prior to the October 1 deadline will result in a bill for the full program fee.