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For Visiting Exchange Students
Managed through the Center for Global Management, one-week exchanges conducive to working students’ schedules are offered over the summer with international partner schools. These courses are taught by UCLA Anderson faculty and are offered during the EMBA block week in August. Students are nominated by their home institution and must meet certain requirements, some of which are noted below.

Students visiting UCLA Anderson for the one-week exchange can choose two out of a possible four to six courses to take. Each course is 15 hours of class time and students typically take one course in the morning and one course in the afternoon or evening. Students who participate in these courses at UCLA Anderson will be in class with students from UCLA Anderson’s fully employed, executive and UCLA-NUS executive MBA programs, as well as with students from UCLA Anderson's network of top international business and management schools. Visiting students are required to have at least 5 years of work experience. They must be in good academic standing with their home institution and meet all the minimum academic requirements for graduate admission at UCLA which includes language proficiency. Students will be officially enrolled at UCLA, receive a transcript and they must enter on an F-1 non-degree visa. Each student must also ensure that they have health and medical insurance coverage sufficient to meet UCLA requirements which is verified by a third party.

The 2020 exchange was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in 2021 a fully virtual exchange was offered to students. The last time that an in-person exchange was offered (in 2019), students had to meet one of the following criteria for an F-1 visa to be issued, which enabled participation in our one-week exchange:

» TOEFL iBT minimum 79
» TOEFL pBT minimum 550
» IELTS overall band score minimum 6.5
» International students who hold a bachelor’s or higher degree from a university located in the U.S. or in another country in which English is the language of instruction, or who have completed at least one year of full-time instruction at such an institution, are exempted from both the TOEFL or IELTS and the ESLPE requirements.

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