Study abroad in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, in California, U.S. to experience quality international education in a multicultural, vibrant environment, the home city of Hollywood – the world’s largest source of entertainment. Pursue internships in top companies, part of L.A.’s bustling economy, fall in love with the sunny beaches, walk on Sunset Boulevard, visit Disneyland, and interact with rich cultures from all around the globe.
The city of L.A. is one of the largest economies in the world and an international hub for the entertainment, information, fashion, healthcare, tourism, technology industries, also playing an important part in the agricultural, aerospace, and manufacturing sectors. The city has been ranked sixth in the Global Cities Index and 9th Global Economic Power Index. Home to Hollywood, Los Angeles leads the world in the creation of television shows, motion pictures, video games, and recorded music.
The city is home to six companies in the 2014 Fortune 500, and plenty of companies to choose from if you intent on finding an internship during your studies, or plan on working after graduating. Some of the most important companies in the city include American Apparel, Farmers Insurance Group, Herbalife, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Red Bull, HBO, Abobe Systems, Apple, Activision, and more.
By studying in Los Angeles, you will never run out of things to do after class. As the major source of entertainment in the U.S. if not the world, L.A. will give you plenty of ways to say you had an incredible day.
Explore famous city locations before seen only in movies like the Hollywood sign, Sunset Boulevard or the Hollywood Walk of Fame, featuring the names of some of the most famous movie stars on the big screen, or the Chinese Theatre famous hand and footprints. You also shouldn’t miss taking a studio tour of Universal Studios or Paramount Pictures Studios, or visit Disneyland Park. Pass through Bel Air, Beverly Hills, or ride on the Pacific Coast Highway.
There are 841 museums and art galleries in the city and its surroundings, including: the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Center, the Battleship Iowa, the Museum of Contemporary Art, or the art galleries on Gallery Row.
You also shouldn’t miss the beautiful Californian beaches such as Santa Monica Pier and Beach, Zuma Beach, or Venice Beach. You’ll find plenty of places to shop especially on Rodeo Drive, or Third Street Promenade.
Find concert venues such as House of Blues and the historic Whisky A Go Go., regular festivals as well as bars and clubs open all night. L.A. is home to many famous sports teams so you’ll have a chance to attend a game of basketball on the L.A. Lakers home court or watch the L.A. Dodgers play baseball.
Los Angeles is home to people from more than 140 countries speaking 224 different languages. While studying in L.A., you’ll have a chance to encounter diverse ethnicities that created large communities such as Chinatown, Filipinotown, Koreatown, Little Armenia, Little Ethiopia, Tehrangeles, Little Tokyo, or Thai Town, featuring a unique cultural feel, specific cuisines and diverse languages from all over the world. The Latino and Asian population make up a great part of the city’s residents. The locals are friendly and ready to share the experience of their culture while also knowing more about you.
Join a vast international student population and interact with students coming from Germany, Poland, Brazil, India, Australia, Canada, South Africa, all other corners of the world.
Los Angeles has plenty of sunshine throughout the year, with an average of only 35 days with measurable precipitation annually. The climate varies between different regions in the city. During autumn and winter, winds sometimes bring very hot and dry conditions to Los Angeles. Freezing temperatures and snowfall are extremely rare. Temperatures in the coastal basin exceed 90 °F (32 °C).
Examples of accommodation options to choose from include:
The West coast is known as a relatively expensive region in America, and Los Angeles is no different. You need a minimum of 800 USD for expenses if planning to live in a cheap room. Monthly utilities average 100 USD, while the recommended minimum amount for food per person is over 320 USD.
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