The Dashew Center

Dashew Center ambassadors 2019-2020

UCLA welcomes and cherishes its global community on campus with over 12,000 international and DACA students and scholars in attendance. We know Los Angeles as a melting pot, because of the diversity of cultures that call this city their home. The same is true at UCLA, where the gift of diversity is celebrated across the Campus. The Dashew Center is where the international community at UCLA can gather for support, resources, and advocacy.

The Dashew Center provides opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and friends to experience the beauty of cross-cultural learning and cross-cultural understanding while enjoying friendships with people from around the globe. 


As part of The Dashew Center, iSTART is the mandatory international student orientation program developed to assist students to transition to life at UCLA, while understanding how to maintain your visa status. iSTART@UCLA will guide you through every step of the way and help each student to be prepared.
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Undocumented Student Resources

The UCLA Undocumented Student Program (USP), under the umbrella of the Bruin Resource Center, supports undocumented students by providing caring, personalized services and resources that enable students to reach their highest potential. The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center provides free immigration legal services to undocumented UC students and their family members, and undocumented family members of students with legal status. The USP supports all undocumented undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

International Education Office Study Abroad Program

The IEO offers a complete range of services for UCLA and visiting international students who wish to study abroad. The team of study abroad advisors and program coordinators counsel students on academic, cultural, and financial issues.  The UCLA International Education Office affirms the right of undocumented students to pursue higher education. 

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International Applicants to Graduate School

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When applying to a UCLA graduate program, international applicants should upload unofficial transcripts from all academic institutions she or he attended into the Application for Graduate Admission. Students arriving from around the world can look forward to an extraordinary graduate experience at UCLA.

Graduate Programs in BioScience

International students applying to UCLA should follow the Bioscience application process and visit the Graduate Division International Applicant website for detailed admissions information.

For undocumented students, applicants need to indicate country of citizenship and indicate either visa type NN -if you have AB540 status – or visa type DA – if you have DACA status.

Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health
The Fielding School of Public Health welcomes applications from all students, regardless of citizenship or documentation status. If you are an undocumented student and you’d like to apply to the Fielding School of Public Health, there are facts and guidelines to follow. If you have employment authorization under DACA, you may have the opportunity to work as a Graduate Student Researcher, Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant or Graduate Student Instructor. Opportunities will vary by department.
If you are eligible for DACA, but not for AB 540, you can still be employed by UCLA.

Resources for Undergraduate and Graduate Students