The Global Cities Program has been cancelled for Summer 2021

Maximize Your Summer!

The Global Cities Program is a unique collaboration between partner universities abroad and UCLA. It offers a comparative perspective through coursework and social events that highlights the creativity, economics, social-political and cultural background of the host cities. It provides the opportunity to enjoy a unique academic and cultural experience that combines credit-bearing courses with special events.

This joint program is comprised of two consecutive sessions. For the first 4-5 weeks, you will join a group of local students at the host university. For the last 6 weeks, the same cohort of students come to UCLA to attend Summer Session C.

Choose from one of the following destinations:

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)

Registration & Deadlines

Registration opens November 18th and closes April 1st.  All spaces are first come, first served. Due to the unique settings of this program, each host university will accept up to 10 UCLA students.

A $200 deposit is required to secure your place in the program. Full payment deadline is April 10th. Students receiving financial aid will have a later payment deadline.

You will be required to submit the following documents for your registration:

  • One-page Statement of Purpose describing why you want to participate in the UCLA Global Cities Program.
  • Copy of the biographical page of your passport (due by April 1st).


Program cancellation deadline is April 10th at 5PM. Paid program fees (minus $200 nonrefundable deposit) are refundable until the cancellation deadline.  If the program is cancelled by IEO due to COVID-19 risk, you will receive full refund of program fees (the $200 non-refundable deposit will be applied towards your summer fees if you stay enrolled in at least one UCLA Summer Session course).

Program Dates

First Session (Abroad): Varies according to location (June/July)
Second Session (UCLA): August 2 to September 10, 2021

Fees and Financial Aid

Find fee information on your selected program page. Scholarships and financial aid are available to eligible students. Please visit the Financial Aid page for more information.


First Session
Attend two courses abroad at location of your choice. Financial aid recipients must also enroll in an additional UCLA course (GLBL ST 140) for Summer Session A. See your selected program page for the pre-approved list of courses and additional details.

Second Session
Enroll in 8 units at UCLA during Summer Sessions C. Choose two courses from the approved list below:

UCLA Courses – Summer 2021


COMM 105 – Media Conspiracy Theories in U.S. and Middle East

COMM 109 – Entrepreneurial Communication

COMM 110 – Gender and Communication

COMM 148 – Integrated Marketing Communications

COMM 156 – Social Networking


ECON 122 – International Finance

ECON 165 – History of Capitalism in American Economy

MGMT 163 – Entrepreneurship and New Product Development

MGMT 180 – Special Topics in Management (Lecture 9)

MGMT 182 – Leadership Principles and Practice


GLBL ST 125 – Los Angeles as Global City: Exporter and Importer of Global Culture


FILM TV 122E – Digital Cinematography

FILM TV 122M – Film and Television Directing

FILM TV 183C – Producing III: Marketing, Distribution, and Exhibition


HIST M133C – History of Prostitution

HIST M142C – History of Religion in the U.S.

HIST M155 – History of Los Angeles


POL SCI 150 – Political Violence

POL SCI 186 – Special Studies in Race, Ethnicity, and Politics


SOCIOL 111 – Social Networks

SOCIOL 185 – American Society

Contact Us

For more information or if you want to schedule an appointment with the program advisor, please contact Wilsi Lieux at:

Phone: 310-825-7707.