Maximize Your Summer!

The Global Cities Program is a unique collaboration between partner universities abroad and UCLA. The program is comprised of two consecutive sessions. For the first 4-5 weeks, UCLA students join a selected group of local students at the host university abroad. For the last 6 weeks, the same cohort of students come to UCLA to attend Summer Session C.

This joint program 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. The program also provides great networking opportunities.

You can 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 $300 deposit is required (starting January 15th) to secure your place in the program. Full payment deadline is April 6th at 5pm. Students receiving financial aid will have a later payment deadline.

You will be required to submit a copy of the biographical page of your passport as part of your registration (due by April 1st).


Program cancellation deadline is April 6th at 5pm. Paid program fees (minus $300 nonrefundable deposit) are refundable until the cancellation deadline.

Program Dates

First Session (Abroad): Varies according to location (June/July)
Second Session (UCLA): August 1 to September 9, 2022

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 can also enroll in an additional UCLA course (GLBL ST 140) for Summer Session A in order to maximize aid. 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 Session C. Choose at least one course from the approved list below:

UCLA Courses – Summer 2022


COMM 110 – Gender and Communication

COMM 140 – Theory of Persuasive Communication

COMM 148 – Integrated Marketing Communications

COMM 156 – Social Networking

COMM 166 – Inside Hollywood


ECON 122 – International Finance

MGMT 163 – Entrepreneurship and New Product Development

MGMT 180 – Special Topics in Management: Business Interpersonal Communication

MGMT 180 – Special Topics in Management: Introduction to Business through Sport

MGMT 180 – Special Topics in Management: Content Creation and Exploitation in Digital Age

MGMT 182 – Leadership Principles and Practice


FILM TV 122E – Digital Cinematography

FILM TV 122M – Film and Television Directing

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


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

HIST M155 – History of Los Angeles


POL SCI 150 – Political Violence

POL SCI 169 – Special Studies in Comparative Politics

POL SCI 186 – Special Studies in Race, Ethnicity, and Politics: Latinx Politics, Health, and Identity in U.S.


SOCIOL 147A – Sociology of Crime

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.