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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Learning How To Drive Again

Learning How To Drive Again

By Sydney Shulman

When I first got my letter of acceptance to Syracuse university I was told by literally everyone that the winter was the worst but I didn’t believe them until I saw it myself. The same goes with the LA traffic. Never in my life have I seen so many cars backed up on one freeway, […]

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Preparing for the real world

Preparing for the real world

By Sahan Jayawardena

My semester in Los Angeles has been my favorite SU experience thus far. Growing up in Iowa and studying film on the East Coast, I didn’t really understand the inner-workings of “Hollywood”. Granted, nobody really does until you’re thrown right in the heart of it. Luckily for me, that’s exactly what the SULA semester provided […]

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COMMUTER TO FULL-TIME

COMMUTER TO FULL-TIME

By Max Goldstein

Being from Newport Beach, California, I had the privilege of being introduced to Los Angeles very early on. Growing up, I would take family day trips to LA a couple times a year and see sports games and concerts every now and then. Starting my freshman year in college, I became a little more exposed to Los Angeles by commuting during […]

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I’m Really On A Vacation

I’m Really On A Vacation

By Jesse Katzenstein

As I arrived in Los Angeles for the beginning of this semester, I began to reflect.  College can’t be coming to a close any faster at this point, so I realized I don’t have much time to waste while I’m out here on the West Coast.  Moments after getting to the hotel my parents and […]

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