International and domestic graduate students and scholars are welcome to attend any of Dashew's programs and events, but we also offer programs and events specifically for them! Programs include: UCLA After Hours Happy Hour Series, UCLA Connect for spouses and children, Graduate International Ambassadors, and more! Don’t miss out on these great ways to connect with graduate students and scholars from outside your department and from around the world!
Important : please note that for some of these programs, you are required to be 21 years of age or older to attend.
UCLA After Hours
We have been hosting virtual UCLA After Hours for graduate students, scholars, and postgrads! Keep an eye on our events calendar for the next one!
We know it can be difficult as graduate students and scholars to find time to socialize and make new friends outside of your department. Finding time to decompress, laugh, and get off campus is an important part in staying happy and healthy while at UCLA. For this reason, we have our UCLA After Hours Happy Hour series! *Every quarter, we host happy hours at different locations around West LA that are sure to get you mixing and mingling with your fellow Bruins!
* In-person events are on hold until further notice.
This program is on hold during the stay at home order. Once it is safe to return to campus, there will be an update here on this program.
UCLA Connect is a network of relocated spouses and partners of UCLA affiliates that have recently relocated to Los Angeles. This group is coordinated by its members in conjunction with the Dashew Center. The group provides support to group members during their transition to LA, and is a great way to create a new network of friends! The group welcomes any nationality (including US spouses), and most of their events are open to children as well!
Join UCLA Connect for their weekly casual get-together during the academic year in the Dashew Center Lobby.
Join their Facebook group “ UCLA Connect ” to stay up to date on all their events!
Graduate International Ambassadors
Ambassadors use their own cultural background and experiences to serve as resources for the entirety of the UCLA community. They have all been students at UCLA for at least one full academic year. Ambassadors are one of the first points of contact for incoming international students. They support them by providing advice and resources to help ease their transition to virtual learning, life in Los Angeles and at UCLA. The Ambassadors also advocate to UCLA staff and faculty on behalf of the entire international community to make sure their voice is heard. Ambassadors also serve the campus community through specialized committees. In these committees, Ambassadors work on quarter or year-long projects.
For more information and to contact the Graduate International Ambassadors, please see the main Ambassador page. Graduate International Ambassadors can be identified by their major.