Los Angeles is a vibrant, diverse city with a range of activities from flashy Hollywood nightlife to outdoor recreation. Southern California has an average of 284 days of sunshine per year. The city is lined by miles of beautiful beaches, which are great sites for relaxation, running, cycling and surfing. Nearby are mountains for day hikes and camping, with ski locations located a short 2-hour drive from the city.
Los Angeles is also home of many fine arts centers including the LA County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Getty Center, and the Hammer Museum (located on UCLA campus!). The music scene in LA features many historic venues such as the The Troubadour, Viper Room and the legendary Hollywood Bowl for sunset concerts by a wide range of artists, including the LA Philharmonic.
LA also has many local theater groups and comedy shows which often feature up and coming new talent. The city also has fantastic food ranging from trendy restaurants visited by many of Hollywood’s elite to delicious food trucks and authentic ethnic cuisine. Los Angeles is a family-friendly city, with many activities for children and young couples. Many of our fellows have young children and are available to answer questions about raising kids in the city.
Our fellows live in many different neighborhoods around the city, each with its own vibe and culture. Housing options vary by location from high-rises along the Wilshire corridor, beachfront apartments in Santa Monica, and bungalows in West Hollywood. Current fellows live in neighborhoods including Brentwood, Mid-City/Miracle Mile, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Pacific Palisades. Because the multi-campus program involves rotations in multiple locations across the county, fellows should plan to have a driver’s license and car.