The Dashew Center offers numerous programs throughout the school year for all UCLA affiliates. These programs allow students, faculty, and staff to socialize, build new friendships and network. All programs are open to both the international and the domestic community. These programs range from coffee hours, a cultural talent show, study halls, comedy nights, to Thanksgiving dinner and many more!

The events below are examples of PAST events, to check our upcoming ones, please see our event's calendar below.

Dashew Center Calendar of Events

International Community Connections

UCLA International Community Connections (formerly known as UCLA Connect) is both a network as well as an event series for members of our UCLA community and their spouses, partners, and families who have relocated to the Los Angeles area. These events seek to help facilitate connections and interactions between folks. Joining is a great way to create a new network of friends!

Spring Social

Spring Social - International Community Connections

Summer Social - International Community Connections 

Spring Social - International Community Connections

True Bruin Welcome

What is True Bruin Welcome?

True Bruin Welcome is a campus-wide week+ of programming at the start of the Fall Quarter. This year, True Bruin Welcome runs from September 18th through October 2nd, 2022. "True Bruin Welcome has dozens of events that will help you discover new communities, make lifelong friends, ignite your passions, uphold our traditions, and enjoy a taste of everything UCLA has to offer."

Dashew Center is hosting a number of events during Fall 2022, and we hope you can join us!

Dashew Center's Fall Welcome

Bright orange, fall themed flyer for Dashew Center's Fall Welcome

This event is presented by Dashew Center in partnership with Wescom.

We will be providing special international snacks, refreshments, and free swag for the first 250 attendees. We'll also be featuring a live DJ, resources and account openings with Wescom, a mini resource fair with campus partners, and raffles. Don't miss this event!!

Find more information on the upcoming event here!

Welcome Week Resource Table

Resource Table

New and continuing international students and scholars, along with other members of the UCLA community who may be interested in our services, are invited to drop by the Tom Bradley International Hall. Dashew Center staff will be available to answer general questions, share information about our programs and services, and more. Wescom Credit Union (the official banking partner of Dashew Center) will also be on site to provide information about their accounts and services for interested students and scholars. International snacks will be provided!

Find more information on the upcoming event here!

International Graduate School and Scholar Fall Social

Fall Social

This event is hosted by UCLA Dashew Center, UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center, Wescom Credit Union, and UCLA Postdoctoral Association.

This event is aimed specifically towards international graduate students and scholars, but is open to all graduate students and scholars in the UCLA community who are interested in attending. We hope that this is a social space where graduate students and scholars from international and diverse backgrounds will have the opportunity to connect, engage, and build community.

There will be raffles, swag bags for first 200 attendees, and more.

Find more information on the upcoming event here!

World Café

What is World Café?

World Café is one of Dashew Center's most popular events of the year! This event features café drinks and snacks from around the world. It is a great opportunity for members of the UCLA community to come together and socialize over international treats. We often have giveaways, activities, music, and more at this event.

Spring 2023 Event

World Cafe 2023

This quarter's event is presented by Dashew Center in partnership with Wescom.

Envelope: Art & Writing Magazine

What is Envelope?

Envelope is an Art & Writing Magazine featuring creative work from UCLA's International Student, Scholar, and Staff community. When you open Envelope, you find poems, creative fiction, opinion pieces, digital art, drawings, paintings, and photography. The hope for this magazine is that it provides a platform for international students, scholars, and staff, both at UCLA and UCLA Extension to share their unique perspectives with the extended campus community and beyond.

How to Submit an Entry

Submissions for the 2024 Envelope Magazine are open, submit yours today using this form.

Envelope Magazine 2023

The 2023 edition is now available! Access the magazine here.

cover of Envelope Magazine featuring photo of smiling person in background with tall grass in front and birds flying overhead

Envelope Magazine 2022

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envelope 2022

Envelope Magazine 2021

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Envelope 2021 cover

Envelope Magazine 2020

Spring 2020

Envelope Magazine 2019

Spring 2019

envelope 2021