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UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars


UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars Couch Surfing group was created to provide International Students & Scholars with safe, reliable, and welcoming home-stays upon their arrival to the U.S.

We welcome members of the Los Angeles and UCLA communities to open up their home to host an International Student for 2-4 weeks upon their arrival as they get settled in Los Angeles.

For Hosts, this is your opportunity to experience another culture from your own home, to tremendously enhance the experience of an international student or scholar, and to create a wonderful friendship.

For International Students & Scholars, you have a chance to experience American culture immediately upon your arrival. You can create a strong bond with your host family, feel comfortable asking all the questions you might have, automatically feel like you have family here in the U.S., and feel confident that you are in good hands and a safe environment.

Please only join this group if you are interested in either hosting an international student or scholar OR if you are an international student/scholar looking for a place to stay upon your arrival to UCLA!

It is imperitive that you use good judgement when choosing to accept a CouchSurfer (or choosing to stay somewhere). The Dashew Center nor UCLA is liable for any negative experiences. We do not pre-screen hosts or international students so please be sure you feel comfortable with the person you are letting into your home, or staying with!

Welcome to Los Angeles and UCLA!

Members: 203
Created: Feb 23, 2009
Type: Public

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Jennie and Anat Weingarten Jennie and Anat Weingarten moderator 02/23/2009
Mohammad  AlMohammad Al ucla 03/07/2014
turkinlaturkinla 03/29/2013
Rachel MorpethRachel Morpeth I am a UCLA student and use CS when I'm abroad! 09/03/2013
Emmy HofstetterEmmy Hofstetter I am a conversation analysis PhD student, in the UK. UCLA is the biggest conversation analysis university in the world - so I will be visiting a lot! I would like to start meeting the community, and I'd like to couchsurf when I visit for conferences. 04/14/2014
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Anya IceAnya Ice 09/04/2013