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The Kurnitz Writing Award is a great opportunity for international students who are non-native speakers of English, to be recognized for their creative writing skills. An UCLA tradition for over 40 years, this unique writing competition is specifically designed to engage the international community here at UCLA. In submitting original pieces, international students are given the opportunity to express their creative talents through writing. $3,800 in scholarship prizes is allocated to be distributed to winners.

This introductory workshop will help students become familiar with the contest and guidelines, learn about Mr. Kurnitz, review past writing samples, and brainstorm ideas for their entry. FREE PIZZA will be provided. 

*Please note that you must be a currently enrolled UCLA international degree seeking student or EAP student on the main campus, who has a non-immigrant visa and is eligible to receive monetary awards from a university

AB540, UCLA certificate program, U.S. permanent residents, UCLA scholars and UCLA Extension students are not eligible to participate in the contest as per the endowment's guidelines.

When: January 24, 2018 7:00 PM ~ 8:30 PM
Where: Dashew Center Board Room
Audience: Students

Cost: Free
Registration: January 09, 2018 ~ January 24, 2018
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What Students Say
Dear Jennie,

It is Thanksgiving Day today. Thank you for your great work at the international student center! Those great programs and events colored my life in UCLA. Thank you for bring us to Solvang trip, football and basketball game! Thank you for offering those free tickets to palys and concerts, free food:)! Thank you for so many other great things! Thank you for being a cheerful and helpful friend! My stay in the US wouldn't be that wonderful without you!

Happy Thanksgiving and have a great holiday season!
Hugs, Wei
Dear Mr. Ericksen:

First I'd like to thank you for directing such an amazing place as Dashew Center, I as an international student appreciate all your work and programs. I'm writing you to give you some feedback about the trip to Yosemite. This was the best trip ever, I'm really glad you are looking into new directions to integrate international students and this trip has been my best experience at UCLA (I'm starting my third year as a graduate student). Jennie and all her staff organized perfectly this trip. The hotel was good as well as all the activites they programmed. My expectations were completely overcome by their work. Not only we had an amazing time, they always tried to integrate everyone to form one group. We worked as a team and now I think that all of us will never forget this three lovely persons that made this trip a reallity. Thank you very much.

Mauricio Comas-Garcia