CISaustralia specialises in the design, development and implementation of Customised Group Programs. The CIS Australia July in Los Angeles program will let you spend three or six weeks studying at one of the best Universities in the world – gain credit while experiencing a global city and campus like no other! 

Choose to study from a multitude of disciplines – Architecture and Design, Art, Business, Chemistry, Commerce, Communications, Drama, Economics, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Languages and Linguistics, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology and Sciences.

Fields of study

  • Architecture and Design
  • Art
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Communications
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sciences

You can contact CIS Australia for specific information on your program of interest and to request a copy of the UCLA course syllabus. More information regarding specific course availability can be found on the host university website.

*Applicants are advised to submit 3-4 courses on their application for credit form for faculty credit assessment in case of course cancellation or changes. 

Credit Equivalent

4 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 8 credits are successfully completed over the 6 week session (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the CIS Australia entry requirements. Students are required to have at least a 4.5 GPA to meet CIS entry requirements.

Session A impacts on UQ Semester 2, 2024 dates. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

CIS Australia programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

If you intend to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad, meaning you pay tuition directly to the host. The program fee will cost approximately $8,599 AUD depending on the session and type of accommodation chosen. An additional application fee of $95 AUD will apply.*

The program fees include: 

  • CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial advice
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Medical insurance
  • Pre-departure guide and session
  • Airport pick-up (on specified program arrival date within designated arrival times)
  • Accommodation for duration of program
  • Welcome dinner
  • A meal plan is available for on-campus accommodation only
  • Tuition fees (1 course for 3-week sessions / 2 courses for 6-week session)
  • All additional UCLA registration, orientation and document fees
  • On-campus internet
  • Access to gym, pool, library, multiple eateries
  • Weekly cultural newsletters on various US topics
  • Program risk matrix and COVID-19 risk assessment
  • Risk Management and Emergency Response Plan
  • CISaustralia 24/7 on-site support – Site Director
  • UCLA official transcript
  • CISaustralia Certificate of Participation (available on request)

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website.

* Please visit the CIS Australia Scholarships page for early bird discounts and scholarship options that may be available to you.


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the CIS Australia website.


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.

Student Testimonials

Sarah-Jane - CIS Australia July in Los Angeles

B Business Management/B Communication, Winter 2023

 Choosing this path allowed me to grow personally, embrace new challenges, and make unforgettable memories.



Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 29 April 2024

Program Dates

Session 1
Start: 23 June 2024
End: 13 July 2024

Session A (6 weeks)*
Start: 23 June 2024
End: 3 August 2024

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad
Location: Los Angeles, USA (In-person)
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate



If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.