Our Vision

The Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars serves the international community at UCLA. We are the central hub for contact, resources, support and advocacy for international students and scholars. Our team collaborates with UCLA departments to facilitate academic teaching and research, international education efforts, and diversity initiatives. We provide services and programs to enrich the experience of the international and domestic communities. We are dedicated to building and maintaining partnerships across the campus to ensure appropriate avenues for academic and professional success are available for international students and scholars. At the Dashew Center, we believe our international students and scholars provide critical global perspectives: across country, across culture, across difference.

Our Mission

The Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars enhances the UCLA experience for international students and scholars and promotes global connection through services to the university community. Our staff members are international educators who uphold the highest professional standards and meet the needs of students and scholars with cultural sensitivity and awareness. We advise, counsel, advocate, ensure regulatory compliance and create learning and community involvement opportunities through our programs and events.

What We Do

  • Serve over 12,000 international students and scholars from over 110 countries.
  • Support UCLA international students through immigration, personal, academic, and cultural advisement.
  • Provide comprehensive services for visiting international researchers, scholars, professors, and post-docs.
  • Advise UCLA departments on employment-based immigration for their non-citizen faculty and staff.
  • Design, implement, and promote a wide range of programs, trainings, and resources to enrich the student and scholar experience.
  • Build partnerships across UCLA to assist with campus internationalization and diversity initiatives.

Land Acknowledgement

The Dashew Center at UCLA acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors),'Ahiihirom (Elders), and 'Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present, and emerging.