For Fall 2021
The LA Experience program will resume with funding in-person experiences in Fall 2021. More details, as well as the online application form, will be available in August 2021.
Mission: The L.A. Encounters program supports initiatives within Occidental’s academic program that expand the depth and breadth of opportunities for students to engage with the community, culture, and environment of the greater Los Angeles region.
The L.A. Encounters program supports this mission by providing funding for faculty members who wish to enhance their courses by taking advantage of resources within the greater Los Angeles area. Past trips have included visits to museums, libraries, film screenings, plays, operas, concerts, walking tours, lectures, botanical gardens and zoos, cultural festivals, local schools, government agencies and NGOs, community events, and more. In all cases, these trips are intended to connect with the academic experience and to allow students to more fully engage with the city and people of Los Angeles .
How to Apply for Funding
Proposals can be submitted using the online form linked below. There is no deadline for funding requests; proposals will be reviewed as they come in. While we try to respond to all requests within one week, during busy periods it may take longer. If you have questions about the status of a request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org