UCLA Summer Global Cities

Due to COVID-19, all Global Cities programs have been cancelled for summer 2020.

Barcelona + Los Angeles


Milan + Los Angeles

The Global Cities Program is a unique collaboration between partner universities abroad and UCLA. This program offers a comparative perspective through coursework that highlights the creativity, economics, socio-political and cultural background of the host cities.

This joint program is comprised of two consecutive sessions. UCLA and the Host University select their own students and the whole group attend both universities. During Summer Session A, students attend Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona or Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milan. During Summer Session C, all students attend UCLA. This setting offers students the opportunity to enjoy a unique academic and cultural experience that combines credit-bearing courses with on-site learning activities.


Session A: Varies according to location
Session C: August 2 to September 10, 2021


Registration deadline for Summer 2021 is April 1st.  All spaces are first come, first served, and you must submit a $300 deposit to secure your place in the program. Full program fees payment deadline is April 10th. There will be no refunds after this date. Eligible financial aid students will not be held responsible for paying the full program fees by the final payment deadline.


Session A – UPF (Barcelona) or UCSC (Milan)

Students are required to take two courses abroad. Additional activities and events will be planned for students participating in the Global Cities program.

To see the Host University approved course list and for more specific details, please click on your selected program location (left side tabs).

Session C – UCLA

Students must be enrolled full-time (8 units) and should choose two courses from this selected UCLA Course list:

UCLA Courses – Summer 2020

(Summer 2021 courses will be available mid-January)


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

COMM 109 – Entrepreneurial Communication

COMM 110 – Gender and Communication

COMM 145 – Situation Comedy and American Culture

COMM 148 – Integrated Marketing Communications

COMM 156 – Social Networking


ECON 122 – International Finance

MGMT 163 – Entrepreneurship and New Product Development

MGMT 180 – Special Topics in Management

MGMT 182 – Leadership Principles and Practice


GLBL ST 140 – Hollywood and America’s Global Image


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 M150D – Recent African American Urban History: Funk Music and Politics of Black Popular Culture

HIST M155 – History of Los Angeles


POL SCI 149 – Special Topics in American Government and Politics

POL SCI 150 – Political Violence


SOCIOL 111 – Social Networks

SOCIOL 156 – Law and Society


Students will be required to submit the following documents:

  • One-page Statement of Purpose describing why you want to participate in the Global Cities Summer Program.
  • Copy of the biographical page of your passport, if available.
  • Passport-style photo of yourself.

Housing at UCLA

UCLA students should arrange their own accommodations for Summer Session C.  For information on summer housing at UCLA, please visit UCLA Summer Housing.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

Scholarships and financial aid are available to qualified students. Please visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

Program Fees

See costs under each program.

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.