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The Ohio University's OHIO-in-LA Program is designed to give students an intensive experience of living and working in Hollywood's media and creative industries. Students take classes for OU credit, intern at LA-based media companies, network with hundreds of professionals, tour studios and attend productions, and produce a short film.

Summer 2018 application now open.


Program dates

Spring Semester 2018: January 14-May 5, 2018

Summer 2018: May 22-August 4, 2018

Fall Semester 2018: August 26-December 15, 2018                                                    

Excursions and Highlights

Students will tour

  • Warner Bros
  • Universal Studios
  • EastWest Studios
  • YouTube Space LA
  • The Jim Henson Company
  • Dolby Theatre
  • Various production companies and suppliers
  • Disneyland
  • Attend productions (e.g., @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, The Talk, The Odd Couple)
  • Hike to the iconic Hollywood sign
  • Attend events/shows (e.g., LA Dodgers, The Groundlings, Hollywood Fringe Festival, American Music Awards, Creative Arts Emmys)




Eligibility and selection process


This program is open to participants classified as juniors or seniors at the beginning of the program and is open to all majors. Applicants must submit an application, resume, statement of purpose, and a list of three references with contact info. All applicants are interviewed by the Program Director.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a judicial offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study away. Click here to read the entire judicial policy. 

Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.

Living Arrangements

All students will live in the Toluca Hills Apartments by Avalon (formerly Oakwood), which is located between Hollywood and Burbank. This is an excellent location with access to major studios and top internships.

Application Deadlines

Spring Semester 2018: October 1, 2017

Summer Semester 2018: February 15, 2018

Fall Semester 2018: March 1, 2018                                                                                   

Information Sessions for Summer 2018 program

Coming soon!

Courses & Credits

Courses vary by term of enrollment in the program:

  • The Business of Hollywood (3 hours)
  • The History of Hollywood (3 hours)
  • Professional Production Methods (3 hours)
  • LA Internship (3-6 hours)



Undergraduate Summer 2018  

Program fee includes housing, activities, excursions, entrance fees, productions, some meals, local transportation for program-related activities, speakers, student Television Academy membership.

NOTE: Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.


For more information contact:

Dr. Roger Cooper, Director
OHIO-in LA Program
Email: cooperr@ohio.edu


Megan Avellana, Program Coordinator
E-mail: avellanm@ohio.edu
Phone: 740-593-4329







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