Study English or a Certificate Program at UCLA Extension


UCLA Extension is the continuing education division of the University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA), one of the leading universities in the world. With access to UCLA's instructors and resources as well as working experts from Los Angeles industries, UCLA Extension provides academic, career, and personal development for adult professionals. Each year, UCLA Extension is the choice for over 3,000 international participants from more than 60 countries. We offer over 50 certificate programs for professional development that meet the requirements for full-time international study. Upon completion of a certificate program, participants are awarded a certificate bearing the seal of the University of California, Los Angeles recognized worldwide for high-quality education.

While you study with UCLA Extension, you can also enjoy access to the vast cultural and recreational resources of the UCLA campus, as well as the many advantages of studying in Los Angeles, a trendsetting international city known for its world-famous beaches, business and entertainment centers, sunny weather, and many cultural attractions.

Westwood, Los Angeles - Excelent Location

Westwood Village is the “hometown” of UCLA, UCLA Extension, and the American Language Center. It's also one of the safest and most comfortable places to live in Los Angeles. Westwood Village borders the UCLA campus and Bel Air home to LA's rich and famous and is only a short bus ride away from Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and the beach! Westwood is noted for its eight first-run movie theaters, where you can see movie premieres and movie stars under the bright lights. Westwood Village features a wide variety of shops, markets, live theater, museums, and a tremendous variety of food at all prices, including many types of fast food, cafés, Asian noodle shops, Middle Eastern specialties, French pastry, and elegant continental and California cuisine.

Mention L.A. and most people think of Hollywood films and movie stars. But did you know that L.A. has more museums than any other city in the United States? There are also dozens of live theaters with famous actors from films and TV.When it comes to music, you can find everything from classical to jazz, blues to hip-hop, and ethnic to underground, and venues range from the Hollywood Bowl to the LA Philharmonic to the House of Blues. L.A. is also one of the major fashion centers in the U.S., as well as the home of world-renowned architecture and design, where you can see the work of Richard Meier, Frank Gehry, and Frank LloydWright. If you like to shop, you'll love nearby Beverly Hills, Century City, the Beverly Center, and Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. L.A. features large Asian, Eastern European, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern communities—all with their own local color and cuisines.

Famous for its beautiful beaches and warm, sunny year-round climate, Southern California is a land of contrasts, with lush gardens, wild-west deserts, and snowcapped mountains. Not far from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, Southern California boasts its own special attractions, including Disneyland, San Diego Sea World, Universal Studios, and Magic Mountain.Attractive cities like Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Laguna Beach, and San Diego are all within a few hours of one another.