City of stars – and of students: In addition to its image as a film city, the greater Los Angeles area is also known as a major educational centre with over 110 colleges and universities. Many of these institutions enjoy an excellent reputation, most notably the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). These were ideal conditions for our bachelor’s student Careena Menzel to deepen her PR and communication skills for her business psychology studies. She will tell you about her experiences during her semester abroad and at UCLA in our quick check.
You can experience this at the University of California and in Los Angeles
1. Optimal learning atmosphere
“During my semester I decided to study the subjects “Leadership Communication Strategies”, “Customer Relationship Management” and “Introduction to Public Relations”. My professors were extremely helpful and always available to answer questions after class. UCLA also offers wonderful learning spaces with several libraries across campus.”
2. Hollywood flair
“One of the oldest theatres in Los Angeles is in Westwood. With a bit of luck, you might get tickets for world premieres at the Fox Theater, which you can watch with the actors. In downtown Los Angeles there is also the open-air cinema “Rooftop Cinema Club”. The sound is played over headphones while you watch the movie on deck chairs. Be sure to visit Disneyland, which is only an hour’s drive from Los Angeles!”
3. Campus sport
“Attending UCLA sporting events is a great way to get involved in campus culture. I attended one of UCLA’s basketball games at the Pauley Pavilion and had a great time there!”