Los Angeles as a Learning Lab

For more than 100 years, Los Angeles has been the unrivaled entertainment capital of the world. And you needn’t look too far to find Syracuse University alumni in some of the entertainment industry’s most pivotal roles. Through the tremendous achievements of those alumni, SU has gained an international reputation for preparing students to excel in the field.

With the SULA Semester, SU is taking this strength to the next level—joining with our “community of experts” to offer students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn the business from the inside. Through SU’s bold approach to education, students will continue to take what they learn in the classroom and test their knowledge in real-world situations, igniting an exchange of ideas that benefits all.

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A Land of Opportunity

A Land of Opportunity

By Lee Shearin

My time in LA was especially marked by one very specific place, the Regal Place In-N-Out. From my first meal in LA to countless other visits, there was something different about this establishment. It’s the buns. They are slightly toasted, which to me is a complete and total fast food game changer. I loved In […]

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

By Nina Osuch

My journey to L.A. was great. I drove cross-country from Buffalo, New York all the way here to Los Angeles, California. This was a goal of mine to do at some point in my life and I thought of a no better time then to do it for this semester. Plus, it was the cheapest […]

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2,251 miles

2,251 miles

By Ken Syme

2,251 miles – the distance I’ve traveled in the three weeks since I came out to Los Angeles. Tomorrow begins the fourth week of the LA program, including the orientation week, which means that I’ve now spent nearly a month on the West Coast. As someone who was born and bred on the East Coast, […]

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The Ramblings of a 5-year-old

The Ramblings of a 5-year-old

By Jeff Rich

It was 16 years ago, when I was out in Los Angeles for my first time that I said I wanted to live here when I was older. Apparently no one took the words of a five-year old seriously. Weird. Oh well, clearly that hasn’t stopped me from fulfilling my dreams. Luckily for me I […]

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