Welcome to UCLA! As an international student there are a few things you will need to do to have a successful start here. Depending on your student status at UCLA (Fall, Winter or Summer Session student) there are different components of iSTART@UCLA that you should be aware of. Some of them are mandatory and some of them are highly recommended – but all of them have been created to help you get familiar with the United States, Los Angeles, visa issues and regulations, the American classroom as well as UCLA campus life.
Our resources page covers many topics that you may find useful when you are new to UCLA and during your time here. Please read the cyber security section as our individual choices online have the potential to impact the cyber-safety of our entire UCLA community.
Note: iSTART is required for UCLA registered students only. If you are a Visiting Graduate Researcher, scholar or faculty member, you are not required to complete iSTART@UCLA. You will complete jPath.