With the Pacific Coast in the background, the activities are endless and Project Discovery helps you find the ones that interest you the most. Spend your evenings and weekends exploring spectacular cultural and entertainment destinations. You’ll eat signature dishes at the most popular restaurants and visit can’t-miss destinations and attractions. When your not busy discovering your future, you’ll be participating in an unforgettable adventure!

Each evening, you will have the opportunity to socialize and build friendships while you enjoy the fun and excitement of Los Angeles’ nightlife. Many popular hangouts are located just steps from UCLA, and the welcoming crowd of lively locals and visitors creates an unforgettable energy! Catch a local concert or enjoy a game of pool or pingpong.

Steps from UCLA sits Westwood– Built on the volcanic residuals of the Cascade Mountains, Westwood in the entertainment center of the UCLA community. You will enjoy a wide range of shops like Brandy Melville, American Apparel, and more. Westwood also has numerous restaurants, mom and pop diners, and movie theaters. Westwood has something for everyone.

iStock_000003372729_Large“This was by far the best program I’ve ever had the privilege to attend! The experiences were unforgettable, and words cannot describe how many lifelong friendships I made. If I could go back, I’d be there in a heartbeat!!”

-Sydney C. / Illinois

First-Rate Rec Facilities

You’ll have access to state-of-the-art workout facilities such as the renowned John Wooden Center and plenty of other athletic and recreational options during your stay.  You can lace up your running shoes for a jog on campus, or hit the gym to pump some iron or get moving on an elliptical trainer. Outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts and plenty of other options are sure to keep you busy. Of course, a game of touch football or a little Frisbee is always a campus classic. One of the most exciting things about LA is you never know who you may run into whether it’s Kobe Bryant shooting hoops in the Wooden Center or Real Madrid practicing out on the soccer fields.  Just make sure to pack your workout gear — it’s going to be a very active summer! 

You will have time to take advantage of all the outstanding options available at the John Wooden Center, which include:

  • Squash Courts
  • Indoor Jogging Track
  • Weight Room
  • Basketball Courts
  • Cardio Room