Welcome!

The UCLA International Institute is proud of our global community of nearly 10,000 alumni. Alumni of the International Institute comprise a distinguished group of scholars, educators, diplomats, law professionals, policy analysts, consultants, financial analysts, directors of nonprofit organizations, leaders from every type of industry, and today’s thought-leaders who are influencing the next generation of innovation, excellence, and leadership in management, teaching, and more. We encourage alumni to stay connected by providing meaningful opportunities to engage with current UCLA students and with each other.

UCLA International Institute Alumni Network
alumni@international.ucla.edu

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Alumni Connect

Stay connected with UCLA and the International Institute.

UCLA ONE

Opportunity. Network. Experience. UCLA ONE allows you to re-connect with former classmates, mentor current students, search for or share available opportunities (jobs/internships), as well as enable you to utilize the trusted UCLA environment to expand your professional network.

Through UCLA ONE, we hope to promote a strong sense of community among all International Institute students, both present and past, which extends beyond the boundaries of our campus, and beyond the period spent attaining the degree at UCLA. By sharing your profile, you help us get to that goal! And, to encourage continued association among International Institute students and alums, we have created a group called “International Institute Academic Programs”. Be sure to check it out!

This is your community, and by joining you can leverage the collective power of the vast UCLA alumni network. Continue to help build your community by posting, sharing and inviting fellow Bruins to join. You will be amazed by the diversity, vibrancy and generosity of the UCLA global community.

Job & Internship Opportunities
Alumni are encouraged to share job and internship opportunities with current students and fellow alumni. Job listings can be submitted to alumni@international.ucla.edu and/or posted on UCLA ONE. Information about publicizing internships can be found here.

International Institute Events

Alumni are welcome to attend International Institute events. Between lectures on contemporary and historical international issues and a number of free foreign films (with English subtitles) every month, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. A continually updated, full calendar of Institute events can be found here.

UCLA International Institute Alumni Network
alumni@international.ucla.edu

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Support the UCLA International Institute Academic Programs

Ready to give back? Please consider supporting the UCLA International Institute Academic Programs. Alumni can do so in a variety of ways.

Mentorship

You have the opportunity to share your professional and personal experience and expertise with current UCLA students and other alumni seeking advice/mentorship. If you are willing to introduce others to your connections, to open doors at your company, or to answer industry specific questions, please select "Willing to help" on your UCLA ONE profile.

Alumni who seek to be paired with current student mentees to advise them on academic guidance, career advice and personal development are especially encouraged to participate in the UCLA Alumni Mentor Program.

Giving

Please consider donating to the International Institute Academic Programs. The degree programs offered by the UCLA International Institute allow students to pursue a major, minor, or MA which focuses on a specific geographic area or a global issue-oriented theme through a variety of disciplines. Whether our students focus their study on the areas of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, or Latin America, or topics related to global health, globalization, international development, or international migration, they are all equipped to understand the issues that face the modern world, and become the next generation of global citizens.

Your gift - vital in supporting the UCLA International Institute’s mission of interdisciplinary academic study - will help foster the next generation of global thinkers and leaders by encouraging travel study programs, internship opportunities, as well as supporting world-class research and thought-provoking scholarship, all designed to increase the knowledge and understanding of contemporary international issues. Thank you for your generosity in support of the International Institute Academic Programs, and please continue to keep in touch!



UCLA International Institute Alumni Network
alumni@international.ucla.edu

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Support the UCLA International Institute Academic Programs

Our Alumni

Alumni of the UCLA International Institute Academic Programs live across the globe, and are involved in a multitude of fields, including the education, government, cultural, nonprofit, health, legal and business sectors and international affairs. Below are a few bios of our alumni.

  

Institute alumna lands position on National Economic Council

International development studies alumna Joelle Gamble (UCLA 2002) is the special assistant to the president for economic policy, a position on the NEC.
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Global Studies graduate wins UCLA Young Alumnus award

Katya Daniel (UCLA 2008) was named 2019 Young Alumnus of the Year at the annual UCLA Alumni Association awards ceremony held June 8, 2019, at the Luskin Conference Center.
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UCLA and an international career were not on his radar screen

The winning projects will provide an Internet connection for Atutur Hospital in Kumi, Uganda, and deliver food and after-school tutoring to unsupervised children in Tijuana, Mexico, respectively.
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Chasing race car dreams

UCLA senior Kawsar Nasir Ahmad did a 10-month internship with the Afghanistan-based Enabled Children's Initiative, an experience that has only solidified her plans to work for Doctors without Borders after she becomes a doctor.
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Our Students

The Academic Programs offered through the UCLA International Institute allow students to focus on a particular area of study - either a specific geographic area, or a global comparative and issue-oriented approach - through a variety of disciplines across campus. The Institute also offers its own courses taught by core teaching faculty under the following subject areas: African Studies, Global Health, Global Studies, International & Area Studies, International Development Studies, International Migration Studies, and Latin American Studies.

 International Institute graduating seniors Sara Moya, Zoe Reineicke, Katherine Gan, Abbey Willet, Jenna Neher, Nicole Miller, Laura Rabago, Naomi Stephen and Deanna Fanelli.

Graduating seniors earn honors

International Development Studies students received academic and activist awards, and a Global Studies senior has been accepted into a UCLA doctoral program.
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 Katherine Gan, Class of 2021

Graduate profile: IDS Academic Award winner Katherine Gan

Looking back at the IDS program, Katherine says, “It has enriched my understanding of what is going on in the world and how the past (e.g., colonial legacies such as racism) can affect our current global situation.”
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 Laura Rabago with students in Thailand

Soon-to-be graduate wins 2021 Activist Award

“The thing that I value the most about the International Development Studies major is the opportunities it has provided me, ranging from chances for volunteering to traveling to internships,” says Laura Rabago, who is slated to graduate in December.
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Global Studies student finds her voice in interfaith activism and community

When Rucha Modi graduates in June, she will not only have earned a B.A. in Global Studies, but accumulated a rich body of experience in interfaith activism.
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B.A. just the starting point for these graduating seniors

Kyilah Terry (B.A., European Studies 2019) is headed to graduate school this fall, while Maria Amaya Morfin (B.A., International Development Studies 2019) is currently preparing for the GRE and grad school applications.
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International internship: Enabled Children's Initiative

UCLA senior Kawsar Nasir Ahmad did a 10-month internship with the Afghanistan-based Enabled Children's Initiative, an experience that has only solidified her plans to work for Doctors without Borders after she becomes a doctor.
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