Global Studies


  • About

    Global Studies students are given the tools to understand the processes of globalization and their consequences, and they are empowered to shape their world as the next generation of global leaders in business, education, government, and the non-profit sector.

    QUICK FACTS

    • Research-oriented undergraduate major leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
    •  Interdisciplinary Major and Minor
    •  Summer Travel Study program incorporated in curriculum
    •  Senior Thesis guided by Faculty mentor is also part of the curriculum
    •  Cohort based program that offers small seminars during senior year

    SCOPE OF THE MAJOR

    The Global Studies curriculum focuses on three thematic pillars of globalization:

    Culture & Society courses concentrate on the tensions between local ways of life with deep historical, linguistic, ethnic, and religious roots and today's pressures for transnational cultures and multiple identities, fueled by the communication of ideas and the movement of people all around the world.

    Governance & Conflict courses focus on challenges to the nation-state from forms of governance above (regional and global governance) and below (autonomy and secessionist movements) and from security threats beyond interstate warfare (ethnic conflict, terrorism, civil wars).

    Markets & Resources courses address the interactions among global, regional, national, and subnational economic processes over resources and market dynamics, their effects on different societies with respect to economic growth, poverty, inequality, the environment and interactions among market forces, political institutions, and public policy.

    These three pillars of globalization capture the principal dimensions of the multifaceted interconnections increasingly defining the world we live in—among nation-states, international institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and ethnic, cultural, and religious groups. Global Studies examines the ways in which people across the globe are affected every day by an unprecedented array of linkages that defy geographic and political boundaries. Global Studies draws on insights from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences to give students the theoretical and methodological skills and the knowledge base necessary to understand this complex and rapidly changing world.

     

    STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The Global Studies major is a designated capstone major. Through their senior seminar and
    research design courses, students must:

    • Demonstrate appropriate mastery of a specialized area of global studies.
    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of current scholarly concerns, literature, and
      debates.
    • Identify and analyze primary sources.
    • Design and carry out a research project, drawing on both primary sources and
      appropriate scholarly literature

  • Applying to the Major

    All UCLA students who plan to pursue the Global Studies major must apply for entrance to the major.

    INCOMING UCLA STUDENTS

     Incoming freshmen may be admitted to UCLA as Pre-Global Studies majors; however, they will still need to apply for the major once at UCLA by Fall of their junior year. Incoming students should have a back-up major. Students admitted under another major may also apply to switch to Global Studies. Please request to attend the Global Studies departmental orientation session in the summer once admitted to UCLA.

    CURRENT UCLA STUDENTS

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS


    The application period is the end of the Fall Quarter of the Junior Year.  By the end of that term, students must have done the following:

     

    • earned a minimum grade of a 'B' in Glbl St 1
    • completed all preparation courses* (courses may be in progress in the Fall) with a minimum UC GPA in these courses of 3.25.
    • enroll in Glbl St 100A or Glbl St 100B (Winter) and register for a Glbl St 110A/110B travel study program** (Summer)
    • submitted an application at the end of the Fall Quarter of their Sophomore or Junior Year

    *Completion of level 3 of the foreign language is acceptable when applying for the major.  Level 6 of the foreign language is required to complete all preparation requirements, but can be done once accepted to the major. 

    ** Sophomores are not required to enroll in Summer Travel Study until their Junior year


    ADMISSION TO THE MAJOR


    The main factor considered for admission is preparatory GPA. Meeting the minimum preparation requirements does not guarantee admission to the Global Studies major. We have a limited number of spaces allocated for new admits, therefore the application process is very selective. The Global Studies major is designed for highly motivated students who are looking for a course of study leading up to a senior thesis (35-50 pages including bibliography) on an issue related to globalization of their choosing. Students are asked to have a backup major in mind when applying, in case they are not accepted.

     

    *****************************************************

    2017-2018 Application will open on:

    November 15th and will close on December 2nd at 11:59pm

    INFO SESSIONS: Thursday, September 28 at 4:30pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

                             Wednesday, October 4 at 4:30 pm in 10383 Bunche Hall

    *****************************************************

    After the application period has closed and grades for Fall Quarter courses have posted, the Chair of Global Studies will review applications.

    IMPORTANT: Before you start the Application, make sure to model your DARS for Global Studies and check that all preps for Global Studies are showing up in the correct fields. If they are not, please contact the Glbl  St Advising Office.

    The notification period for entrance to, or denial of, the Global Studies major is targeted for Week 2 of Winter Quarter, if not before.  Students are asked to refrain from inquiring about their application status until after notifications are sent out.

    APPLY HERE



    TRAVEL STUDY AND WINTER COURSEWORK


    Important: Third year Global Studies applicants will need the following:

     

    - Enroll in Glbl St 100A for the Winter Quarter

    - Register for a Global Studies travel study program (Glbl St 110A/110B) for the following Summer any time after November 15th via the UCLA Travel Study website.  Please note that certain destinations fill up quickly so if you have a preferred program, enroll early. Please keep in mind that a $300 non-refundable deposit is required to enroll in one of these programs. Sophomore applicants have the option of enrolling in the travel study program their second or third year.

    Students who are not admitted to the Global Studies major will have the option of dropping Glbl St 110A/110B, but no refund of the deposit will be given. Keep in mind that these courses can be used towards any two of the three electives for the Global Studies minor.

     



    APPLY HERE


  • Courses

    MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

    Major Worksheet 

    Course Descriptions

     

    COURSE OFFERINGS MAJORS/MINORS  

     Winter 2018 Courses

    Winter 2018 Additional Courselist

    Summer Courses


    PETITION

    Petition for Committee Review

     

    COURSE SEQUENCE (MINIMUM 2 YEARS)

    3-Yr and 4-Yr Degree Plans

    Note that these courses are generally offered once per year, and must be taken in sequence.
    Although Travel Study is mandatory, students who can't meet this requirement should visit the academic counselor for advice.

         

    Latest Term Courses May Be Taken

    Fall

    Winter/Spring

    Winter/Spring

    Summer Travel Study

    Junior Year (at the latest)

    Glbl St 1: Globalization:Markets

    (5 units)

    Students must apply for the major at the end of this term

    Glbl St 100A: Globalization: Governance and Conflict

    OR

    Glbl St 100B: Globalization: Culture and Society

    (5 units)

    Glbl St 100B: Globalization: Culture and Society

    OR

     Glbl St 100A: Globalization: Governance and Conflict

    (5 units)

    Glbl St 110A: Globalization in Context (5 units)

    Glbl St 110B: Globalization Research Seminar (5 units)

    Senior Year

    Glbl St 191: Variable Topics in Global Studies: Senior Seminar 

    (4 units)

    Glbl St 194: Research Seminar in Global Studies

    (2 units)

    Glbl St 199A: Directed Individual Research

    (2 units)*

    Glbl St 199B: Directed Individual Research

    (4 units)*


     

     

     

     

  • Transfer Students

    INCOMING STUDENTS

    WELCOME to UCLA! 
    UCLA admitted transfer students declared under ANY major are eligible to apply to Global Studies, however, pre-Glbl St students will have priority to be admitted over students planning to switch or add Glbl St as a double major.

    Incoming transfer students must apply Fall of their junior year (your first quarter at UCLA). Application information and dates are available under the Applying to the Glbl St Major tab. Please make sure you sign up for summer orientation and sign up to attend the Glbl St Departmental counseling session to learn about requirements and application process. Please e-mail us if you can't attend orientation at idps@international.ucla.edu. 


    FUTURE UCLA APPLICANTS

    In addition to reviewing Assist.org and UCLA's Admissions page make sure to review our website for additional major information. Please remember:

    • You will have to submit a supplemental application to be admitted to the Glbl St major after your are admitted to UCLA.
    • You may complete the foreign language requirement (intermediate level) at UCLA via placement exam or appropriate coursework, or abroad.

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    If you hold an F1 visa and attended high school where instruction was not in English, the Glbl St foreign language requirement may be waived. Please check with your Glbl Stcounselor.

    CURRENT UCLA STUDENTS

    Please review the Transfer Student Handbook and let us know if you have questions!

    Also, don't forget to visit the Transfer Student Center

  • Minor

    The Global Studies minor provides students with an introduction to the fundamental dynamics of globalization. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, students can explore the complex and multifaceted interconnections that characterize the contemporary world.

     

    DECLARING THE MINOR

    Checklist to declare Global Studies minor:

    • be in good academic standing (minimum 2.00 GPA cumulative)
    •  have completed all preparatory courses for the minor with a minimum prep GPA of 2.00 (grades for all preps should be posted on Degree Audit Report). You don't need to complete any upper division coursework including Glbl St 100A & B prior to declaring
    • Note for students who have exceeded 150 cumulative units: please visit your counseling unit (College Counseling & Honors in Murphy Hall, AAP in Campbell, or Athletics- this can be found on My.UCLA<Academics<Advising and Academic Services) to receive permission to declare the minor prior to submitting the petition to be declared.

    Only students who have satisfied all the above requirements may request to be declared Global Studies Minor by submitting a petition no later than the quarter prior to your last quarter at UCLA.

    COURSES

    Minor Worksheet:  detailed course requirements and course overlap rules.
    Additional Courses for Global Studies: See Courses and Requirements 

    Global Studies Travel Study Programs: Summer programs that fulfill minor upper division electives.

    Note: At least 20 units of the minor (upper and lower division) must be unique to the minor.


    Course Sequence (1 year)

    Latest Term Courses May Be Taken 

          Fall 


            Winter/Spring


         Spring/Winter


          Summer **

     Senior Year (at the latest)

    Refer to minor Worksheet for complete           program requirements, including additional preparation requirements, and electives.

     Glbl St 1: Globalization: Markets

    (5 units)

     Glbl St 100A: Globalization: Governance and Conflict

    OR

    Glbl St 100B: Globalization: Culture and Society

    (5 units)

     Glbl St 100B: Globalization: Culture and Society

    OR

     Glbl St 100A: Globalization: Governance and Conflict

    (5 units)

     Glbl St 110A: Globalization in Context

    (5 units)

    Glbl St 110B: Globalization Research Seminar

    (5 units)


    **Optional for Minors

  • Faculty

    GLOBAL STUDIES
    FACULTY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE 2017-18

    Michael F. Thies, Chair, Global Studies

    John A. Agnew, Ph.D. (Geography, Italian)
    Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey, Ph.D. (English)
    David D. Kim, Ph.D. (Germanic Languages)
    Purnima Mankekar, Ph.D. (Asian American Studies, Film, TV, & Digital Media, Gender Studies)
    Saloni Mathur, Ph.D. (Art History)
    Maggie Peters, PhD (Global Studies and Political Science)
    Shaina Potts, Ph.D. (Geography)
    Kal Raustiala, J.D., Ph.D. (Law)
    David L. Rigby, Ph.D. (Geography, Statistics)
    Michael F. Thies, Ph.D. (Political Science)
    Dominic R. Thomas, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature, French and Francophone Studies)
    Yunxiang Yan, Ph.D. (Anthropology)

  • Senior Thesis

    THESIS GUIDELINES

    Senior Thesis Booklet: Guidelines, requirements, enrollment procedures, and more. 

    Senior Thesis Guidelines and Regulations: A more detailed description of procedures.

     

    RESEARCH AND WRITING RESOURCES

    RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

    Global Studies Library Resource Guide

    Subject Libarian: Joseph Yue, (310) 825-6151, joseph.yue@library.ucla.edu


    WRITING ASSISTANCE


    SENIOR THESIS AWARD

    OUTSTANDING GLOBAL STUDIES THESES

    For examples of outstanding scholarship, please review the list of past award winners on the following link and then revisit our website to see the entire thesis by selecting their profile on the International Institute IDP Alumni & Current Student Directory

     

    SENIOR THESIS AWARD

    Eligibility:

    • Global Studies Majors who have completed their senior thesis (Glbl St 199B) in 16F, 17W, 17S. 
    • The amount of the award is $500.00 and will be given to a Global Studies major who shows exceptional scholarship in the production of their senior thesis (Glbl St 199B).

    Deadline to Apply: 11:59PM Monday May 22, 2017

    Instructions to Apply


  • Summer Travel Study

    PARIS Global StudiesTravel Study Program

    Video by one of our 2014 Travel Study Scholarship winners Lauren Hearne

     

    GLOBAL STUDY PROGRAMS

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Ten Global Studies Travel Study scholarships of $1,000 are available for outstanding UCLA Global Studies Majors or Minors who are participating in a Global Studies Travel Program. 

    Application deadline for summer 2017 is Sunday, March 12 at 11:59 pm

    Global Studies Scholarship Application

    Additional scholarships can be found on the IEO website . 

     

    QUICK FACTS

    • Open to ALL MAJORS
    • 10 UCLA graded units (two classes: Glbl St 110A and 110B) 
    • All programs are taught in English (there are no language prerequisites). 
    • 3-4 week-long summer programs 
    • Financial aid might cover part of the cost, check with Financial Aid office for details. Global Studies Scholarships available.
    • Begins on November 15. To register, visit the IEO website

     

    Global Studies Majors: Travel Study is a requirement**. The optional Glbl St 199 course (Directed Research in Global Studies, resulting in a research paper) offered through the Summer Travel Study program can be petitioned to be used towards an elective requirement, where relevant.

    Global Studies Minors: Travel Study is optional. Students may apply the two courses towards any two electives for the minor. The optional Glbl St 199 course (Directed Research in Global Studies, resulting in a research paper)  can be petitioned to be used towards the 3rd elective requirement for the minor with Chair approval.

    **Although this is mandatory, students who can't meet this requirement should visit the academic counselor for advice.

     

    OTHER STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES

    Global Studies majors may participate in an additional study abroad programs if they plan accordingly. Check with your Global Studies advisor. Additional summer, semester, an year long programs are available.

  • Campus Involvement & Internships

    If you have an internship available for students, please visit this page.

    ***********************

    STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

    Recommended:

    INTERNSHIPS

    RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT

    I A STD 195CE (International and Area Studies) allows students to receive academic credit for an internship. The internship should take place off-campus and may be paid or unpaid. It is expected that interns will contribute roughly 8-10 hours each week to their internship. For more information, click HERE

     

    FINDING AN INTERNSHIP

    1. ANSWER: What kind of work do you enjoy? In what specific area of development would you like to pursue a career (public health, planning, finance, human rights, education, environment, etc.)? What skills do you have or need to acquire and how will the internship help you meet those goals (field work, practical experience, opportunities for networking or building professional relationships)? What kind of institution do you want to work with? Do you have an interest in a particular geographical area or issue area? When do you want to do this internship? Are you willing to gain experience by volunteering alone, or are you only seeking paid internships?

    2. TALK: to other students who have had internships and with career advisors.

    3. SEARCH: Look for internships in BruinView, attend career center fairs, and follow us on twitter to learn about internship and job opportunities available to International Institute Students:

    INTERNSHIP RESOURCES

    Find internships on selected fields by clicking on the links below:

    1. UCLA Resources
    2. Governmental Organizations
    3. Intergovernmental Organizations
    4. International / General Development
    5. Environment
    6. Economics / Trade / Labor / Agriculture
    7. Health
    8. Relief / Food Aid / Community Development
    9. Education / Training / Technology
    10. Policy / Law / Human Rights
    11. Job Search Websites

     

     

     

    1. UCLA Resources

    UCLA Center for Community Learning

    UCLA Career Center

    UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP)

    UCLA International Education Office (IEO) / UCEAP Internships Abroad opportunities 

    UCLA Community Programs Office 

    UCLA Community Service Commission

    2. Governmental Organizations

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    Center for California Studies: Executive Fellowship Program

    (also see Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program)

    State government: placement of offices of Governor's executive branch: Health and Welfare Agency, the Department of Finance, the Department of Social Services, the Governor's Office, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of the State Treasurer

    Sacramento / 1 year

    $1,882 / month plus benefits

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Environmental Science

    Washington D.C. and regional offices -- full-time (summer) or part-time (school year)

    Political Campaign Interns: Search Government internships under Bruin View

    Campaign development

    Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and California

    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Volunteer Student Intern Program

    All fields relating to economic development

    Washington, D.C. and global

    U.S. Department of State Internship Program

    Business or Public Administration, Social Work, Economics, Information Management, Journalism, and the Biological and Physical Sciences

    Washington, D.C. or at Embassies / Consulates abroad / 1 semester or summer

    USA Jobs. U.S. Office of Personnel Management

    All Federal Government: Search:

    Co-Operative Education
    Federal Jobs by College Major
    Internships
    Outstanding Scholars
    Student Temp Educational Prog (STEP)
    Summer Employment
    Volunteer Service

    U.S.

    3. Intergovernmental Organizations

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

    Food Security, Rural Development

    Global

    International Labor Organization

    Employment, economics and statistics, labour law and labour relations, social security and conditions of work, management development, small industry development, occupational safety and health, vocational rehabilitation, vocational training, gender and development studies, elimination of child labour, social protection, information technology, human resources, financial and budget studies

    Geneva, Switzerland, or Field Offices

    Permanent Mission of Italy to International Organizations in Geneva

    All fields

    Global

    UNICEF -- Los Angeles Regional Office

    International children's health and well-being: Advocacy and Fundraising

    Los Angeles, semester or longer

    United Nations Development Program Internship Program

    All fields relating to Economic Development

    Global- pursue opportunities through country offices abroad

    United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

    Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

    Global

    World Bank Internship Program / Young Professional Program / Junior Professionals Program

    All fields relating to economic development

    Washington, D.C.

    4. International / General Development

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    ACDI / VOCA

    All agriculture, rural finance, community development, business management

    Overseas / 2-4 weeks (some 1-2 month assignments)

    Amnesty International

    Law, international politics, international human rights law, international relations, intergovernmental organizations

    London, Geneva, New York / 6 months

    Council on International Educational Exchange Work / Volunteer Abroad Programs

    All fields

    Global

    The Foundation for Sustainable Development

    Microfinance/Microenterprise, Health, Environment, Gender Equity, Human Rights, Community Development, Youth and Education

    8-52 Week internship in Nicaragua, Argentina, Bolivia, India, Kenya, Uganda

    Global Volunteers

    Education, Child Care, Construction, Public Health

    Global and U.S.

    Idealist -- Action without Borders

    All fields

    Global

    International Cooperative Education

    Retail sales, supermarkets, hotels/restaurants, agriculture, offices, hospitals, banks, computer science, engineering, marketing, recreation, and teaching

    Belgium, Finland, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Switzerland / 1-3 months

    International Jobs Database

    All fields

    Global

    International Labor Organization

    Employment, economics and statistics, labour law and labour relations, social security and conditions of work, management development, small industry development, occupational safety and health, vocational rehabilitation, vocational training, gender and development studies, elimination of child labour, social protection, information technology, human resources, financial and budget studies

    Geneva, Switzerland, or Field Offices

    International Medical Corps

    Registered Nurses, Physicians, Psychosocial Advisors, Emergency Medicine Personnel, Public Health, Program Directors, Finance Officers, Nurse Practitioners, Logistics and Administrative Officers

    Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Liberia, Pakistan, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda. 2 months or longer

    International Rivers Network

    Environmental Protection, Human Rights Advocacy

    Berkeley, CA, and international: Africa, India, Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America

    International Volunteer Programs Association Database

    All fields

    Global

    JET: Japan Exchange and Teaching Forum

    Teaching English as a Second Language

    Japan / 1 year

    OXFAM International

    All fields relating to development

    Washington, D.C., and international

    Parliamentary Monitoring Group, South Africa

    Democracy, Policy, Law

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Peace Corps

    Education, Business, Environment, Agriculture, Health, Community Development

    Global

    Population Services International

    Social Marketing for HIV/AIDS awareness, Public Health and Health Education

    Washington, D.C., Europe, Eurasia, Haiti / 1-2 semesters

    SOLIDAR

    International labor issues, social services, trade unions

    Brussels, Belgium

    Stanford University's Africa Internship Database

    All fields

    Africa, various countries

    Transparency International

    Global corruption, democratic / transitional governance, civil society

    Berlin, Germany

    United Nations Development Program Internship Program

    All fields relating to Economic Development

    Global- pursue opportunities through country offices abroad

    United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

    Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

    Global

    University of Pennsylvania's Africa Internship Database

    All fields

    Africa, various countries

    Volunteers for Peace

    All fields

    Global and U.S.

    Volunteers in Asia

    English-language education and English-language resource development

    China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam, U.S. / 1-2 year assignments

    5. Environment

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    Center for Environmental Citizenship's Earth Net 

    Environment and Sustainable Development

    U.S.

    Coalition for Clean Air

    Environment, Advocacy

    Los Angeles

    Directory of Development Organizations

    All Fields relating to Development

    Global: sorted by World Region- excellent in-country contact information

    Environmental Careers Organization -- Sustainable Communities Leadership Program

    Urban Planning, Sustainable Development, Affordable Housing

    California -- 12-24 weeks

    Environmental Careers Organization Internship Database

    Environmental Science

    U.S.

    Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) at Fordham University's Database

    All Fields relating to Development

    Global

    Green Corps: Environmental Leadership Training Program

    Environment and Sustainable Development

    Boston and U.S.- 1-year

    Greenpeace

    Environmental Activism

    U.S.

    International Rivers Network

    Environmental Protection, Human Rights Advocacy

    Berkeley, CA, and international

    Population Institute -- Future Leaders of the World Fellowship

    Population growth, family planning, environment

    Washington D.C.- 1 year

    Reef Check Foundation

    Environment: Coral Reef Preservation

    Los Angeles

    Target Earth

    Sustainable Development

    Belize- 8 weeks

    Tufts University Development 

    All Fields relating to Development

    Global

    UN Volunteers

    Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

    Global

    6. Economics / Trade / Labor / Agriculture

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    ACCION International

    Microfinance, small loans to self-employed poor

    Boston

    ACDI / VOCA

    All agriculture, rural finance, community development, business management

    Overseas / 2-4 weeks (some 1-2 month assignments)

    Everett Public Service Internship

    Art, Education and Communications, Economic and Social Change, Environment and Health Advocacy, Social Justice and Human Rights

    *NOTE: Program is currently not offered. 

    Washington, D.C., New York City / 10 weeks

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

    Food Security, Rural Development

    Global

    International Development Exchange, IDEX

    Asia, Africa, Latin America: food security, indigenous people's rights, labor issues, micro-credit, popular participation, women's empowerment, youth action

    San Francisco

    International Labor Organization

    Employment, economics and statistics, labor law and labor relations, social security and conditions of work, management development, small industry development, occupational safety and health, vocational rehabilitation, vocational training, gender and development studies, elimination of child labor, social protection, information technology, human resources, financial and budget studies

    Geneva, Switzerland, or Field Offices

    Microfinance Gateway Database

    Microfinance

    International / U.S.

    Society for International Development -- Washington Chapter

    Economic Development- information exchange

    Washington, D.C. / 3 months or more

    SOLIDAR

    International labor issues, social services, trade unions

    Brussels, Belgium

    United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

    Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

    Global

    Watts Labor Community Action Committee

    Community Development

    Los Angeles

    7. Health

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    A3M: Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches

    Public Health, Asian community

    Los Angeles

    African Community Resource Center

    African Refugees, Domestic Violence Prevention, Community Health Education

    Los Angeles

    APLA: AIDS Project Los Angeles

    Public Health, AIDS/HIV Community Education / Outreach

    Los Angeles

    BienEstar

    Public Health, Latino Community

    Los Angeles

    CEDPA: Center for Development and Population Activities

    Women's Reproductive Health, Family Planning

    Washington, D.C.

    Global Health Council Internship Program

    International Health Facilities -- Information and Resource Development

    Washington, D.C. and White River Junction, VT -- semester or summer

    International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

    HIV/AIDS, women's health, international public health

    Washington, D.C.

    International Medical Corps

    Registered Nurses, Physicians, Psychosocial Advisors, Emergency Medicine Personnel, Public Health, Program Directors, Finance Officers, Nurse Practitioners, Logistics and Administrative Officers

    Global / 2 months or longer

    L.A. Free Clinic

    Public Health and Health Education

    Los Angeles

    Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

    International Public Health

    New York

    Operation USA:

    Disaster Relief, International Public Health, Medical Supply Procurement

    Port of Los Angeles

    Planned Parenthood -- Los Angeles

    Public Health, Reproductive Health and Education

    Los Angeles

    Population Council

    International Public Health, Health Education

    New York, Washington, D.C., (international?)

    Population Institute -- Future Leaders of the World Fellowship

    Population growth, family planning, environment

    Washington D.C.- 1 year

    Population Services International

    Social Marketing for HIV/AIDS awareness, Public Health and Health Education

    Washington, D.C., Europe, Eurasia, Haiti / 1-2 semesters

    U.S. Doctors for Africa

    HIV/AIDS, International Public Health, Africa

    Los Angeles, Africa

    United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

    Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

    Global

    8. Relief / Food Aid / Community Development

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    Americorps

    All fields relating to domestic community development

    U.S., 10 months -- 1 year

    Beyond Shelter

    Housing, Community Development

    Los Angeles

    Bresee Foundation

    Community Development, Tutoring

    Los Angeles

    Center for the Pacific Asian Family

    Domestic Violence Prevention, Pacific Asian Community Development

    Los Angeles

    Chinatown Service Center

    Translation (Cantonese), Community Outreach, Tutoring

    Los Angeles

    Coro Fellows Program

    Community Development, Public Service / 9 months

    Los Angeles

    East Timor Action Network/L.A.

    Human Rights, East Timor, Indonesia, Advocacy work

    Los Angeles

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

    Food Security, Rural Development

    Global

    Food First

    Food security, human rights

    Oakland, "virtual" internships

    Habitat for Humanity -- L.A. Chapter

    Housing development for low-income communities, public outreach

    Los Angeles

    Inter Action: American Council for Voluntary International Action Database:

    Refugee Relief

    Various

    Operation USA:

    Disaster Relief, International Public Health, Medical Supply Procurement

    Port of Los Angeles

    Public Allies -- Los Angeles

    Community Development

    Los Angeles / 10-month apprenticeship

    Rav Tov Committee to Aid New Immigrants - Hayim Tovim Adult Day Care Center

    Mr. Uri Mayerfeld
    1061 S Fairfax Ave
    Los Angeles, CA, United States
    90036
    Primary Phone : (323) 937-5646 Ext: 103
    Email : ravtov@juno.com
    Fax : (323) 937-0491

    English language training, social work, Persian immigrant community development

    Los Angeles

    Relief International

    Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Aid

    Westwood, Los Angeles

    United Nations Development Program: UN Volunteers

    Disaster Relief, Development, Micro-finance, Environmental Science, Public Health

    Global

    Watts Labor Community Action Committee

    Community Development

    Los Angeles

    9. Education / Training / Technology

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    Academy for Educational Development (Family Health International)

    Global education, health education and communication technology

    Washington D.C. / Ongoing

    America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST)

    Arab/Middle East studies, international education or international development

    Washington, D.C. / semester or summer

    Center for Democracy and Technology

    Internet policy; "Cyber-liberties" advocacy, free expression and privacy in global communications technology

    Washington, D.C.

    Institute of International Education

    Education / Academic Advising to international students about U.S. education

    Overseas- contact individual overseas offices

    Teach for America

    Public school teaching, community development

    U.S.

    VITA: Volunteers in Technical Assistance

    Training and Capacity Building in Computer/Internet Technology / Development

    Global

    Volunteers in Asia

    English-language education and English-language resource development

    China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam, U.S. / 1-2 year assignments

    10. Policy / Law / Human Rights

    Organization / Search Engine

    Fields

    Location / Duration

    Amnesty International: Legal and International Organizations Program Internship Program

    Law, international politics, international human rights law, international relations, intergovernmental organizations

    London, Geneva, New York / 6 months

    Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

    Legal dispute / conflict resolution, Asian Pacific community development

    Los Angeles

    Center for Democracy and Technology

    Internet policy; "Cyber-liberties" advocacy, free expression and privacy in global communications technology

    Washington, D.C.

    Center for National Policy

    Public policy think tank; policy research

    Washington, D.C.

    CHIRLA: Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

    Immigrant Rights Advocacy, Immigration Law

    Los Angeles

    Everett Public Service Internship

    Art, Education and Communications, Economic and Social Change, Environment and Health Advocacy, Social Justice and Human Rights

    *Note: Program currently not offered 

    Washington, D.C., New York City / 10 weeks

    Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR):

    -Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship (9-12 months) $1600 / mth. + benefits

    - IWPR/GW Fellowship in Women's Public Policy Research $10,000 stipend and tuition and fees for graduate study at George Washington University

    Equal opportunity, economic and social justice for women

    Washington, D.C.

    New Voices National Fellowship Program: Ford Foundation and Academy for Educational Development-

    Foreign policy, international economic policy, peace and security, international human rights, women's rights, racial justice, migrant and refugee rights

    U.S.

    Parliamentary Monitoring Group, South Africa

    Democracy, Policy, Law

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Political Campaign Interns: Search Government internships under Bruin View

    Campaign development

    Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and California

    American Friends Service Committee

    Multiple internships for college students interested in social and economic justice, peacebuilding, international diplomacy

    Pennsylvania, U.S.

    Rock the Vote

    Voting outreach

    Los Angeles

    SAJE: Strategic Action for a Just Economy

    Poor and working class people's rights

    Los Angeles

    Transparency International

    Transparency, Democratic governance

    Berlin, Germany

    U.S. Department of State Internship Program

    Business or Public Administration, Social Work, Economics, Information Management, Journalism, and the Biological and Physical Sciences

    Washington, D.C. or at Embassies / Consulates abroad / 1 semester or summer

    Women in International Security

    International Affairs, Gender Issues, Security

    Global

    11. Websites with Convenient Links

    Note: This is a work-in-progress. Your feedback is very important, so let us know which sites are more or less useful to you as you search for the right work experience. Also, let us know if and when you do get an internship as we'd love to hear about it! Please e-mail us at idps@international.ucla.edu. Thanks, and good luck in your search!

  • FAQS

    MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

    What classes do I need for the Global Studies major?
    You can find information about requirements for the Global Studies major on the Major Worksheet, available on the website.

    How do I get into the Global Studies major?

    • Complete all non-language preparation courses, and one modern foreign language equivalent to UCLA level 3. Remaining language courses may be completed while you have major standing.
    • All preparation courses for the major must be taken for a letter grade.
    • The GPA for all preps must be a minimum of 3.25.
    • The minimum grade for Global Studies 1 is a B.
    • Apply to the Global Studies major during the fall of your junior year, at the latest. Prep courses toward the major must be completed by the end of the fall quarter you apply (that is, they can still be in progress when applying to the major).

    What are the GPA requirements to enter the major?
    The Global Studies major requires a minimum GPA of  3.25 for the preparation courses.  The minimum grade for Global Studies 1 is a B. There is no minimum grade requirement for the other prep courses as long as you get above an 'F' and the overall prep GPA is above a 3.25

    What are the ways in which I can fulfill the language requirement?

    You can fulfill the language requirement by:

    • Taking a UCLA equivalent course of 2 years of any modern language OR
    • Taking a language placement test at UCLA’s appropriate language departments (requirement can be fulfilled in part on in total by the test) OR
    • Being a native speaker who is born in a non-English speaking country (subject to approval)

    Can I minor in Global Studies?
    Yes. The Global Studies minor does not require an application. As soon as you have completed the preps for the major, with a minimum prep GPA of 2.0, contact our office and ask to be declared a Global Studies minor.

    Can I get a Minor in addition to my Global Studies major?
    Sure, we encourage students to consider minoring in minors of interest that fall under International and Area Studies, such as Southeast Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, or African and Middle Eastern Studies. Please browse the Interdepartmental Programs website for more information.

    Which themes does the Global Studies cover?
    Global Studies covers three thematic pillars of globalization:

    1. Culture & Society
    2. Governance & Conflict
    3. Markets

    Both the major and the minor require courses based upon these thematic pillars in order to complete the preps as well as the full major and minor.

    Can I use courses for Global Studies and another major or minor?
    The maximum upper division courses that can count for the Global Studies major and another major is five, per the College’s rule. The maximum for the Global Studies minor with and other major or minor is two. It should be noted that different departments may have different overlap restrictions, so between Global Studies and the other major or minor, the department with fewer allowed overlaps is the restriction that is enforced.

    Can I double major in Global Studies and another major?
    The College's rule is that no more than 5 upper division courses may be common to both majors.   Courses used for preparation requirements are not counted in this overlap. 

    In order to double major, you first need to have taken all the preparation courses for both majors plus two upper division courses in each major. For additional information please visit the College of Letters and Science Website.

    What are the GPA requirements once I’m a declared major?
    Note that the Global Studies major requires a minimum GPA of 2.00 for all upper division courses combined for the major, not a particular grade in any one course.

    ENROLLMENT

    How do I get into a "majors only" class?
    You need to be a declared major to take these courses, except during the Summer sessions, which generally are not restricted to majors

    Can I repeat a course if I got a C?
    No, you can only repeat if you receive a 'C-' or below.  The newer grade will replace that of the previous one in your GPA (as long as you haven't exceeded the 16 unit repeat limit).  You are not required to do so, however. For additional information please visit the College of Letters and Science Website.

    How do I get a PTE?
    PTE stands for "Permission to Enroll." PTE's are not given out in this office.  Please contact the professor to inquire about a PTE #.

    What is a 199 (Independent Study) course and is it possible to have it apply toward Global Studies?
    199 are independent studies courses in which you work directly with a professor on a course of study agreed upon by both of you. If you take a 199, you can  have it count toward an upper division thematic pillar for Global Studies, depending on the focus of the study. The department the 199 is listed under doesn't matter. However, the topic must be related to the courses that are already applicable to the major.  Before enrolling to a 199, file a preliminary petition with our office to see if the topic of your paper is applicable to the major.  Once approved, create a “Contract Course” through MyUCLA. Official approval of the 199 course, however, will be based on the final paper. Please note that a 199 is separate from Global Studies 199A and 199B, which are required courses for the Global Studies major taken senior year, during which students work under individual faculty advisors to research and write original theses.

    Is it possible to apply courses not already approved towards Global Studies?
    For courses not already approved for Global Studies, you must petition to see if they can be applied. Courses that are not on the worksheet for the major or minor but are listed in the quarterly Additional Courselist have been preapproved to count toward Global Studies, and can be applied to the DPR upon enrollment with an e-mail to our office.

    For more information about the additional courselist, as well as a link to the petition form for courses that are not listed on the additional courselist, check the website.

    Can I take any courses P/NP to count towards Global Studies?
    All courses for Global Studies, including preparation courses, must be taken for a letter grade, regardless if they are taken at UCLA or elsewhere.  While grades for non-UC courses do not get figured into the UCLA GPA, the grade will appear on the institution's transcript. If you choose to take a course P/NP, you can still get unit credit towards your degree, but won't count for your major. For more information, see the "Transfer Credit & Study Abroad Credit" link from the Global Studies homepage.

    How do I remove an incomplete once I finish the work?
    Once the instructor receives your completed work by the end of  your next enrolled term, he/she will complete the paperwork with the department.

    The Incomplete notation is still on my transcripts even after I finished the assigned work.
    An Incomplete grade will never be replaced or removed from your DPR. The new grade will appear on your DPR  the quarter the coursework was completed.

    COURSES

    Is there an order to the classes?
    All pre-requisite courses must be taken before you can officially enter into the major. Many classes also have prerequisites, so please check with the department or consult the current schedule of classes for prerequisites.

    There are two sequences to keep in mind for Global Studies. The major and minor both require Global Studies 1, Global Studies 100A, and Global Studies 100B, which must be taken in that order, though not necessarily during the same academic year. Global Studies 1 must be taken in the fall before 100A can be taken in the winter, before 100B can be taken in the spring. Students majoring in Global Studies must complete this sequence by the end of their junior year; students minoring in Global Studies must complete this sequence by the end of their final year. For students majoring in Global Studies, they must also complete the summer travel study program (Global Studies 110A and 110B) after this initial sequence, before continuing on to the final year sequence for the major.

    The second sequence of courses applies to Global Studies majors only. During their final year, they must complete a sequence of Global Studies 191 and 194 in the fall, 199A in the winter, and 199B in the spring. (199A and 199B must be taken in separate quarters in that order, but the quarter that 199A is taken can change depending on the student’s circumstances. For example, a student can start 199A in the spring and complete 199B during the summer.)

    I took a class at a Community College, will it transfer to UCLA?
    The courses usually transfer and will show on your transcripts. However, if they have not been posted, you need to make sure your community college sent the transcripts to UCLA admissions.

    Can I start major classes before I am officially accepted into the major?
    Yes, you may take any approved courses towards the Global Studies major, as long as it is not restricted and you meet the required prerequisites.

    How do I read my DAR?
    You can access your DAR from URSA. If you need assistance understanding it, see a College counselor or your major’s counselor for assistance.

    Can I get credit for my AP courses?
    It depends on the class and the score you received. Please refer to the Admissions website for more information, and click on Credit from Advanced Placement Exams if you have additional questions, please contact our office

    STUDY ABROAD

    I want to study abroad, can I have courses apply towards the major?
    Yes, this will of course depend on where you study abroad and if the courses you take are applicable to Global Studies. All courses must be pre-approved, but final approval is determined by the Global Studies chair via a petition, available on the website: http://www.international.ucla.edu/idps/globalstudies/ (once you come back from abroad and courses have posted to your DPR). The number of courses you take abroad will depend on how long you intent to study abroad for. Visit the International Education Office for study abroad programs.

    I’m thinking of applying to graduate or professional school. What should I do?
    The Global Studies program does not have a graduate program in Global Studies at UCLA.

    You might want to inquire about the programs offered through the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research or the UCLA Political Science Department.

    How do I get information on scholarships, internships, and jobs
    You can obtain more information about these right on the Global Studies website.

    For Internships and Jobs opportunities, you may contact or meet with an adviser from the Career Center or the Center for Community Learning. or visit our Internship Page

    For Scholarship information, please contact the Scholarship Resource Center.

    UCLA Faculty Research Interests Page

    INTERNSHIPS

    COMING SOON...

    GRAD SCHOOL

    COMING SOON...

    MISCELLANEOUS

    Questions that go beyond your major (e.g., max units, adding, dropping classes, incompletes, pass/no pass units, GEs, minimum progress, expected cumulative progress, academic probation, graduating in absentia, academic residence, repeating courses, etc.) should be addressed to your college counseling unit. Visit the College of Letters and Science FAQ's webpage for assistance here.

    Is there Departmental Honors for Global Studies?
    Outstanding Global Studies majors are eligible to receive department honors. To qualify for graduation with departmental honors, students must (1) complete all requirements for the major, (2) have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or better in upper division courses in the major and an overall GPA of 3.25 or better, and (3) complete Glbl St 199B with a grade of A– or better on the resulting thesis.

    To qualify for graduation with departmental highest honors, students must (1) complete all requirements for the major, (2) have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better in upper division courses in the major and an overall GPA of 3.50 or better, and (3) complete Glbl St 199B with a grade of A or better on the resulting thesis.

    Any departmental honors designation will be automatically awarded upon graduation. No application is necessary.

    What are your office hours? Where are you located?
    Our office hours are 10am-12pm and 1-4pm, Monday-Friday. We are located in 10357 Bunche Hall.

    How do I locate one of my professors?
    Please go to the UCLA directory:  www.directory.ucla.edu

    Which professors do you recommend?
    The best way to learn about professors is by talking to students who have already taken a particular professor's course. There is also www.bruinwalk.com for student feedback.

    You can also obtain more information on a professor's background on the Faculty link of the Global Studies homepage or by going to the department homepage of the faculty member or the International Institute Centers.


Alumni Profile Spotlights

  • Nebila Abdulmelik

    MA '07

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Use the degree and exposure as a starting point for further learning and understanding of the most pressing issues. Understand the differences between theory and practice. Be open. Travel. Question and challenge.

    Read more

    Nicole Abeckett

    BA '03

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Be a citizen of the world. It is greatly rewarding. Get out and live in another country that challenges your comfort level. Your perspective on human relations will become greatly enriched. Most importantly - learn another language!!!

    Read more

  • John Arboleda

    BA '96

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: I would encourage students to become truly global. One is not born global but becomes global, and it is vital that we understand the world in which we live in. And, to do so requires that we

    Read more

    Natalya Berenshteyn

    BA '07

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Focus less on classroom learning and more on learning out in the real world. Study abroad. Intern. Use college as a platform to explore interesting hands-on opportunities.

    Read more

  • Tiffany Cantrell-Warren

    BA '06, MA '16

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: International Development Studies is a very unique major that can prepare you for multiple careers that require critical thinking, creativity, and cultural sensitivity. I took my degree to a hospital in the US (national, healthcare, nonprofits)

    Read more

    Rafael Cardona

    BA '96

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Travel as much as possible and take yourself out of your comfort zone as often as you can. These practices will enable you to understand the world better and give you fresh perspectives about where humanity has

    Read more

  • Sarah Chenault

    MA '11

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Be involved with your cohort! What they are studying is pertinent to your experience as a graduate student and developing professional relationships after your program.

    Read more

    Aerin Cho

    BA '08

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: As broad as the field of international development is, there are so many opportunities and you will never be bored in it (if not overwhelmed with amount of information). What I found helpful for myself is

    Read more

  • Cecily Couture

    BA '06

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Take all the classes you can! Don't just do the bare minimum to graduate. There is such a wealth of knowledge there that you can draw on in your future endeavors! Go to office hours when

    Read more

    Karla Galdamez

    MA '03

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: I'm so happy that I chose to attend UCLA and study Latin American studies. The degree provided me with opportunities to examine the world from a broad range of perspectives. Because of the degree I feel

    Read more

  • Alejandro Garcia

    BA '11

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Go to office hours! Letters of recommendation will are crucial for future applications so build relationships with your professors early! Study abroad and consider double majoring.

    Read more

    Gayle Gienger

    BA '03

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Spend some time abroad! It is an incredible, eye-opening, soul-searching experience. Go at least for a semester, a year if you can. Consider going to a smaller city - it's easier to integrate into the local

    Read more

  • Kimberly Grano

    BA '15

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: If you can't get away for a quarter during the school year because of work or campus activities, make the most of your summers! Some of my favorite memories from my four years as a UCLA

    Read more

    Kaitlin Highstreet

    BA '15

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Make the most of your time here! It really goes so quickly and the opportunities for learning and having fun are incredible. Work hard, but remember that you learn so much out of the classroom and

    Read more

  • Zachary Jarvinen

    BA '06

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Get out there and DO STUFF. Bring things to completion, whether in your own hood, or internationally. You can come back to your friends and family (no ones getting married that quick in the 21st century),

    Read more

    Kristin Kalla

    MA '92

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Find a supportive mentor, take risks, travel and volunteer, be a positive role model, stay humble and motivate others.

    Read more

  • Kalani Matthew-James Wonyou Kim

    BA '11, MA '14

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Use your time wisely and don't let the opportunities that present themselves to you to slip through your fingers. Be proud of your accomplishments that have made you a Bruin and always be an excellent representative

    Read more

    Nancy Knowles

    BA '90

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Get a degree in a field you like and are good at. The type of bachelor's degree doesn't matter too much to most employers and graduate schools. Many like the breadth of a degree in one

    Read more

  • Tanya Lara

    BA '07

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Definitely study abroad - even if it's just for a summer term. There is nothing better for the development of your language skills and cultural awareness than being immersed into your country/region of study.

    Read more

    J. Eric Lomeli

    BA '00, MA '02

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: First, dedicate yourself into learning a wide perspective, then narrow down your focus to become an expert.

    Read more

  • Emily Marsh

    BA '09

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: An international degree is one of the most well-rounded and relevant degrees you can earn today. The Global Studies major, in particular, examines the every day trends and movements of today's world with a strong ties

    Read more

    Angela Mc Duffie

    BA '10

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Never think that you will be limited to what you learn in school. Remember that what you may think is useless now will become helpful one day and make a huge impression on someone. UCLA is

    Read more

  • Laurel McAndrews

    BA '07

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Take advantage of ALL UCLA resources while you are there. Take as many classes as you can and be sure to utilize the UCLA Career Center BEFORE you graduate. It costs money to use it afterwards!

    Read more

    Ray Minjares

    BA '02

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Definitely do a semester or year abroad through EAP. This changed my life. Take classes that interest you, and think outside the box. Don't get buried in books. Go have fun.

    Read more

  • Caley Moffatt

    BA '14

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Travel, expand your worldview, and examine different cultures. The Global Studies Travel Study program in Paris was one of the most memorable parts of my time at UCLA. Also, writing a senior thesis was by far

    Read more

    Conor Moore

    BA '10

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Go to office hours! Meet your professors and develop those professional connections that you will need whether you decide to pursue graduate studies or jump straight into the workforce. Spend time with your peers and colleagues

    Read more

  • Ben Moore

    BA '10

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Pursue some of the more unique niches within UCLA's expansive course offerings; follow your heart and give your all. Take chances and enter every experience with a positive attitude. Don't forget to have a sense of

    Read more

    Gael Murphy

    MA '82

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Apply a human rights framework to what you choose to do and where you choose to do it!

    Read more

  • Jennifer Patton

    BA '11

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in travel study programs and other study abroad opportunities. Also explore the wonderful language programs at UCLA, which offer many courses that cross over with the Global Studies major.

    Read more

    Jessica Salgado

    BA '10

    ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Develop strong study habits; go to office hours; develop relationships with Professors and Teaching Assistants, and fellow classmates; be the first to say, "hello!"; challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone; expose yourself to

    Read more