Studying at UCLA

A young university students gives us an insight into studying at UCLA.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


I go to UCLA, my major's psychology, and I really do like school, actually.

I love being around people who are so motivated to learn and want to be someone important in life.

And my school's a little bit rough because our classes are 10 weeks, so we have a test about every 2 weeks. I'm always at the library studying night and day. So by the end of the quarter, that's what we call it, (it's a) quarter-based school, I'm very tired.

But I really do like my school, there's so much diversity, and I just like learning. I really do like being in a place where I feel so motivated to learn, so (yeah).

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • What university does she go to?
  • What is she studying?
  • Why is her school life difficult?
  • Why does she like her school?


She goes to UCLA.

Her major is psychology.

Her quarters (semesters) are 10 weeks, so she has tests every 2 weeks. She needs to study a lot, so after each quarter she feels tired.

She likes that her school has good diversity and she feels very motivated to learn there.