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LA is Everything I Expected + More

LA is Everything I Expected + More

A is everything I expected it to be; warm weather, kind people, lots of entertainment, many opportunities, and terrible traffic. When I first came to California, I arrived with my parents and we went to multiple activities each day. At first it was really annoying not being able to get away from them, but they took me to many different attractions that it was more than worth it. The quality time spent with them in just a few days was incredible. Once they left, I made many friends in the program and we started exploring on our own.

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My Time at SULA

My Time at SULA

Moving out to Los Angeles for my final semester of my senior year at first seemed like a huge leap of faith. Questions about making friends, fitting in in California, finding an internship I wanted, etc. filled my mind when I decided to make the move. However, the program has been nothing short of amazing.

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East Coast Girl in a West Coast World

East Coast Girl in a West Coast World

As soon as a received my acceptance letter to the Syracuse University in LA Semester I knew I was in for an amazing adventure…. and to date it hasn’t disappointed. Since arriving in Los Angeles I’ve experienced highs and lows and have learned lesson that I wouldn’t have learned for a while, if at all. […]

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Life is all about learning

Life is all about learning

Life is all about learning, or at least, I’d really like to think it is, given that the first couple of decades of our lives are dedicated to education.  My time thus far in LA has taught me that sometimes you learn a lot more from experience than you ever could within the confines of […]

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The most important thing I have learned at my internship is how to build relationships

The most important thing I have learned at my internship is how to build relationships

In the weeks before arriving in Los Angeles, I was very nervous for a few reasons. Even though I had been planning for a year, I still had a few unsettling thoughts. My three main worries were arriving in LA without a secured internship, not knowing many other students in the program, and living in a city for a few months that I had never once been to. Within maybe two or three days of being here, all of these fears were gone.

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When Can I Move Here?

When Can I Move Here?

After spending the previous fall semester in London, I thought there was no way any other city could fill the void after coming home; but I was wrong. From the second I stepped off the plane in Los Angeles, I knew that my time here would be full of growth, opportunity and lifelong relationships.

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It is only now “getting real”

It is only now “getting real”

So, I have to say it has been a very interesting experience living at home during my semester “abroad”. I have enjoyed showing my east coast friends around my city– the little nooks and crannys you only become aware of after years of exploring and exposure. But for me, it kind of feels like summer […]

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Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

Once I found out my sophomore year that going to California for a semester was a choice, I immediately had my mind made up that this was an opportunity worth taking. As a VPA Film major I looked forward to going to Hollywood for the first time ever to witness where all the movies on […]

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Looking forward to starting my career in Los Angeles

Looking forward to starting my career in Los Angeles

When I first heard about the LA semester, I knew it was something I needed to do. As a little kid I always saw myself in California and now I finally got the chance to go. Being here for just a little over a month I have had so many great experiences already. It is […]

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Someone is going to have to rip me away from LA

Someone is going to have to rip me away from LA

“Someone is going to have to rip me away from LA and glue me on the plane back to Syracuse”. This thought pops into my head everyday that I am here. Prior to this trip I had never been to the west coast, better yet LA. I did not know what to expect but I knew that I would love it as much as the people before. I applied to this program only knowing two people and having no solid idea of what I wanted to do within the industry. After about six weeks of being here I have met some extremely amazing people, attended the coolest events, and have narrowed down what I truly want to do.

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