UCLA Labor Center

Labor Studies

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Program Dates: August 6th, 2018 to September 14th, 2018

Description:   Students will engage in an applied research project to better understand the experiences of young workers 18-29 years old employed in the service sector and attending high school, community college or a 4-year university and work in the service sector economy. Through this analysis, we will paint a nuanced picture of the school and work realities of young service employees in L.A. This program is an introduction to the field of labor studies and applied research in conjunction with an actual research initiative culminating in a final research paper and presentation. Our student-driven research findings will be shared with a variety of Los Angeles organizations for critical analysis and policy recommendations.

Program Information

  • Students are required to attend 8 seminars (Two 4-hour sessions in week 1 and 6) on UCLA campus and spend15 hours per week for 6 weeks working off campus on their respective field research assignments.
  • Class meets every Monday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on the UCLA campus.
  • 8 units of course credit are valid for upper division credit; can also be used towards the Labor and Workplace Studies Minor or related field (please check with departmental advisor first).
  • Financial aid is available to qualified UCLA undergraduate students.  All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution.

Application Process:

  1. Submit your application online: https://uclairlesla.webform.com/form/23931/
  2. Once students are accepted, they will receive PTE numbers in order to enroll in courses LBR&WS 194A and LBR&WS 195A.

Deadline for Domestic students:

  • Priority Deadline: February 23th, 2018 (UCLA students applying for Summer Financial Aid).
  • General Deadline: June 1st, 2018.

Deadline for International Students:  February 9th, 2018.

All international (non-immigrant) students coming to the United States with the primary intention of studying are required to obtain the F-1 Student Visa, and must maintain full-time enrollment of at least eight (8) units per session throughout the entire program.

In order to apply for the F-1 Student Visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country, you need to receive the Form I-20 (also known as Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status) from UCLA Summer Sessions. For more information, please visit:  https://summer.ucla.edu/internationalstudent/visa

Program Cost:

Tuition UC Undergraduate UC Graduate Visiting UC Non-UC International
Per-Unit Fees $273 $342 $342 $342
Campus Based Fee $115.47 $67.20 $350 $350
Registration Fee $0 $0 $150 $790
Document Fee Matriculated UCLA Students: Please visit the Registrar’s Office Website for document fee information.UCLA Fall Admits and Visiting UC Students: $50** Matriculated UCLA Students: Please visit the Registrar’s Office Website for document fee information.UCLA Fall Admits and Visiting UC Students: $50** N/A N/A
IEI Fees $61 $61 $61 $61

​For more details about costs and fees, please visit: http://summer.ucla.edu/fees

For more information:

Please contact Student Affairs Officer, Gloria Chan, at lsminor@irle.ucla.edu