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Recommended Resources

As an international visitor, we know it can be difficult getting your life setup in the U.S. For this reason, the Dashew Center works closely with local businesses that provide important services to our international community. We develop strong relationships with the leadership of all the businesses to ensure that our community is well taken care of! Please see each of the recommended below and feel free to contact each of the businesses if you’re interested in the services they offer.

Cell Phone
Cell Phone Plan/SIM Card

Cell Phone Plan/SIM Card
campusSIMS provides SIM cards to international students studying in the United States. Through our APP or website, customers can register for an American phone number anywhere they have access to WIFI. Plans start at $35/month and no social security number, down deposit or contract required.

Why Choose campusSIMS?:
  • No contract
  • 2GB of data and unlimited talk and text for $35/month
  • Freeze your account when you go home for the summer or winter
English Language
Kaplan

English Language Classes
With 75+ years’ experience, Kaplan International is the industry’s most trusted English language provider. We offer world-class English education through a range of courses, from part-time Vacation English to intensive prep courses like GRE and GMAT. 98% of our students say they would recommend us to friends and family.

Why Choose Kaplan International?:
  • Classes start every Monday
  • Courses for all visa types, including J, H, and F
  • GRE/GMAT courses offer Higher Score Guarantee, allowing students to retake the course for free* if they do not achieve their desired score.
    *Restrictions apply
Housing and Storage Resource
Student.Com

Apartment Rentals
The Student.com is the world’s leading marketplace for international student housing, helping students find their perfect home abroad. Student.com has been six years in the making and our international team has already helped thousands of students find their home. Valuing total peace of mind, Student.com strives to treat every student with passion, integrity, excellence and a positive attitude.

In addition to our normal inventory, we have created Apartment Packages specifically for UCLA students that are located near campus. Rent a shared room for as low as $850 per month!

Why Choose Student.com?:
  • Booking with Student.com is completely free and their website our available in 19 languages.
  • Student.com allows students to compare hundreds of different properties in one place - with more than 120 in Los Angeles alone.
  • Choosing the right home provides a safe and inspiring foundation which is why Student.com vets and approves every housing provider they feature.
Apartment Rentals

Apartment Rentals
Zuma Housing is a full-service student housing company in Westwood with a dedicated staff and a variety of fully furnished rental properties around Los Angeles. Housing options include shared or private rooms, long or short-term stays, and luxurious or economical options. Zuma Housing prides itself on being the leader in short-term housing in the UCLA area, and a reputation for high customer satisfaction.

Why Choose Zuma?:
  • Affordable Prices
  • Great Locations
  • Roommate Match
Solutions in LA

Apartment Rentals
Solutions in LA provides fully furnished student apartments in the Los Angeles Area, including many within walking distance of the UCLA campus.

Why Choose Solutions in LA?:
  • All inclusive apartment rentals
  • Affordable rates and deposit
  • Apartments conveniently located to UCLA campus
CORT

Furniture Rentals
CORT provides furniture rental for students studying in the USA with flexible and affordable leases. CORT will deliver and set up, so your apartment can be furnished before you arrive.

Why Choose CORT?:
  • Flexible and affordable lease terms
  • Using an International Credit Card? No problem! We can get you approved.
  • Your home is set up before you step off the plane.
College Storage Services

Shipping and Storage
College Storage Services provides summer, study abroad and short-term storage and shipping services. Our team focuses on your unique storage needs to make move-out and move-in stress free. Contact us at info@collegestorageservices.com for details.

Why Choose College Storage Services?:
  • We will price match online storage pricing that provides move-out/in pick-up and delivery
  • Offer payment options for summer storage that make our services convenient and affordable
Financial Resource
Chase

Banking
Chase provides free college student checking accounts, mobile access and online access to your funds, along with our nationwide network of branches.

Why Choose Chase?:
  • Bank your way with Chase’s mobile App 24/7
  • No social security number required to create a student account
Credit Card

Credit Card
The Deserve Edu Mastercard is designed specifically for college students including international students. The card helps build your US credit history early. No social security number or deposit required!

Why Choose Deserve?:
  • No annual fee or foreign transaction fees
  • 1% unlimited cash back on all purchases
  • With Amazon Prime Student (annual subscription up to a $49 value)
  • Up to $5,000 credit limit
Legal Aid
The Reeves Law Group

Legal Aid for Accident and Personal Injury Cases
The Reeves Law Group is a large and well-established law firm specializing in accident and personal injury cases. Our firm has been in existence for over twenty-five years and has won top results for thousands of injured clients across Southern California. We have a team of successful trial lawyers committed to personal attention, fast action and aggressive representation. Visit The Reeves Law Group website to learn more about the services we offer throughout the Los Angeles area.

Why Choose Reeves Law Group?:
  • Free case evaluations
Short Term Health Insurance
Global Benefits Group (GBG)

Short Term Health Insurance and Renters Insurance
Global Benefits Group (GBG) provides two unique insurance coverage options for international students attending UCLA; 1. Global Explorer Health insurance, which covers new students and O.P.T. students before or after their UC Ship coverage for less than $2 per day! Start your Global Explorer coverage prior to leaving your home country and you will also be covered for travel related expenses such as lost passport, travel delays, baggage loss, etc. 2. Renters insurance, which provides coverage for both personal and property liability. For only $16.50 per month, renters insurance protects you from losses due to theft & burglary, fire, accidental damage, earthquakes, vandalism and more.

Why Choose Global Benefits Group?:
  • Insurance overage before and after UC Ship
  • O.P.T coverage
  • Coverage for travel related expenses such as lost passport, travel delays, baggage loss
  • Renters insurance to protect you and your personal belongings
Test Prep Services
Kaplan

GRE/GMAT Test Prep
With 75+ years’ experience, Kaplan International is the industry’s most trusted English language provider. We offer world-class English education through a range of courses, from part-time Vacation English to intensive prep courses like GRE and GMAT. 98% of our students say they would recommend us to friends and family.

Why Choose Kaplan International?:
  • Classes start every Monday
  • Courses for all visa types, including J, H, and F
  • GRE/GMAT courses offer Higher Score Guarantee, allowing students to retake the course for free* if they do not achieve their desired score.
    *Restrictions apply
Travel and Tour Discounts
Student Discount Travel and Tours (STA Travel)

Student Discount Travel and Tours (STA Travel)
Dashew Center has partnered with STA Travel, the largest student and youth travel company in the world, to ensure you have access to student discounts on air travel as well as tours, hostels and hotels.

Why Choose STA Travel?:
  • Price beat guarantee on airfare - if you find a lower price anywhere STA Travel will match it.
  • Airfare deposit program - which allows you to make a $300 deposit on your air ticket to lock in the price. You don’t have to make full payment on your ticket until 7 days before departure.
  • UCLA Dashew Center students receive a $25 discount on all flight bookings