Students Starting Fall 2018

DCISS Programs (Highly Recommended)

After you register for iSTART you are then eligible to sign up for events that are exclusively for iSTART participants!

Take a tour of some of the most famous neighborhoods of Los Angeles with your very own professional city tour guide! This is a great way to learn about your new city as well as make new friends. You can register for this event by going to “My Account”, then “iSTART@UCLA”, then click on LA Bus Tour. If you have any questions during the registration process please email the Dashew Center at

If you can no longer attend the tour that you signed up for please be courteous to your fellow students and DROP the event so that other people can register. *Only ONE registration per person is allowed, you are not allowed to reserve multiple seats for the events.

NOTE: All L.A. Bus Tours are from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
If you would like to go on a Bus Tour of Los Angeles please register for ONE date below:

Event Name Event Date
L.A. Bus Tour Sat, Sept 15
L.A. Bus Tour Sun, Sept 16
L.A. Bus Tour Sat, Sept 22
L.A. Bus Tour Sun, Sept 23
L.A. Bus Tour Sat, Oct 6
L.A. Bus Tour Sun, Oct 7


On the Dashew Center Events page we will announce additional iSTART events to help you make new friends and get adjusted to life at UCLA. The following are events that we will be hosting at the beginning of the academic year. More information will posted on our Dashew Events page as time gets closer.

WELCOME EVENT (Highly Recommended)

Our annual Welcome Event brings hundreds of students together to celebrate the start of the new school year. You will not want to miss out on this great opportunity to make new friends from all over the globe! This year’s event is the International House of Bruincakes! It will take place on Saturday, September 29th from 9PM to 12AM. Drop in for some late-night breakfast, games, big prizes, a DJ, and more!

Register for the International House of Bruincakes welcome event here!

International Comedy Night

Featuring hilarious headlining comedians from all over the world. Admissions is FREE! However, you must register on our website in order to attend. Register here.

Graduate Student Mixer

A two-hour event where graduate and professional degree seeking students have a chance to network with other UCLA graduate/professional school students. Build up your connections early before the academic year begins! Refreshments will be provided! The event is free, but please register here.


UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars
106 Bradley International Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-1681

Fall Grad and Undergrad Students

Anderson MBA Students

Architecture and Urban
Design Students

CSI (College Summer Institute) & Summer
Early Start:

Law School Students

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