Barcelona + Los Angeles


Milan + Los Angeles

The Global Cities Summer 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 university abroad select their own students to participate in the program. The same cohort of students learn and live in both cities. During Summer Session A, students attend UPF in Barcelona or UNICATT is Milan. During Summer Session C, 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 depending on location
Session C: August 3 to September 11, 2020


Session A

You can choose to study in Barcelona or Milan. Students are required to be full-time enrolled, which means you must take two courses abroad. Additional activities and events will be planned for the students participating in the Global Cities program.

For more specific details, please click on your selected location on the left side tabs.

Session C

All students attend UCLA. You must enroll in two courses, which should be selected from this course offering list (these courses were offered in summer 2019. The final course list for summer 2020 will be available in January, 2020):

UCLA Course Offerings:

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

CHICANO M114/FILM TV M117 – Chicanos in Film/Video

CHICANO M155A/SOCIOL M155 – Latinos in U.S.

CHICANO M183/HIST M155 – History of Los Angeles

COMM 109 – Entrepreneurial Communication

COMM 145 – Situation Comedy and American Culture

FILM TV 122E – Digital Cinematography

FILM TV 122M – Film and Television Directing

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

GENDER M133C/HIST M133C – History of Prostitution

HIST 140A – 20th-Century U.S. History, 1900 to 1928

MGMT 163 – Entrepreneurship and New Product Development

MGMT 180 – Special Topics in Management: Business Interpersonal Communication

POL SCI 40 – Introduction to American Politics

POL SCI 150 – Political Violence

SOCIOL 151 – Comparative Immigration

SPAN 44 – Latin American Cultures


Registration will open on November 15th.

Students will be required to submit the following documents:

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

Housing at UCLA

On-campus housing options are available.  For information on summer housing at UCLA, please visit UCLA Summer Housing.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

Scholarship and financial aid are available to qualified students. Please contact our office for more information.

Program Fees

See costs under each program.