Student Life

In addition to classwork and your internship, many social and cultural opportunities are available for you to enjoy. We encourage you to have some fun and take full advantage of the California sunshine! Learn more at DiscoverLosAngeles.com.

Additionally, the Syracuse University Los Angeles department organizes many special events with alumni on the West Coast, and Newhouse LA students have the unique opportunity to attend these events and network.


Housing

A partnership with a  property management company provides students with fully furnished apartments on a short-term lease. Students apply directly to the management company and sign an individual lease. Students may also find alternative housing.


Transportation

Los Angeles is very much a car-centric city.  Access to a car is the best way to navigate between home, an internship and the Syracuse University Los Angeles Center.  Some students use a ride share company like Uber or Lyft instead of arranging for a car. There is a public transportation system in LA but it is limited geographically.  Using public transportation may increase commute times and may also require several transfers between trains and buses. Both ride share and public transportation may limit the internships to which students can apply as some internships require that the student have a car.

All transportation options should be researched thoroughly to understand the costs involved and the challenges each mode presents.


Health and Wellness

The Newhouse LA program is dedicated to student health and wellness by providing Los Angeles area-based resources to aid in personal growth and academic success for students in times of crisis, problem resolution and coping with daily challenges.

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Newhouse LA Emergency Plan

Newhouse LA is dedicated to the safety of our students, and as such, we have emergency plans in place as a precaution due to the increased risk of wildfires and earthquakes in the Los Angeles area.

Learn more about the Newhouse LA emergency plan>>