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Belmont West - LA

Belmont West Internship Program: Los Angelesbelmont_usa_stamp

Belmont West combines academic and experiential learning in the heart of Los Angeles with an internship at a professional company. You will complete general education and major specific courses while working at your internship and living in Los Angeles for a semester. Courses are taught by Belmont University faculty and local industry executives serving as adjunct faculty.

Program Curriculum

You will take three to four courses concurrently with your internship. A selection of Belmont courses will be available online and/or onsite, including: Third Year Writing, Junior Cornerstone, Internship and a selection of courses in your major or for BELL Core/General Education credit.                              

Internships

Internships are required. You may work up to full-time hours with your internship while attending academic classes at night or online. It is your responsibility to secure the internship. There are many resources on campus to assist with that process, including the internship coordinator for your college and Belmont's Office of Career and Professional Development.

Housing
You will be housed with up to 3 Belmont students at AVA Toluca Hills the Burbank/Universal City area of Los Angeles. 
You can expect to be placed in furnished apartment living that includes a living area, dining area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms with 2 people in each room, and a private bathroom attached to each bedroom. Apartments are fully furnished (bedding, towels, kitchen supplies, etc) and laundry facilities are onsite.

Enjoy loads of amenities such as workout facilities, a convenience store, and swimming pool at AVA Toluca Hills, where your backyard is Griffith Park and your neighbors are Warner Bros., Universal and Walt Disney Studios.

Transportation

In LA, you are required to have access to a car for daily transportation. You may bring your own or rent a car for the semester through Enterprise.

Program Staff

Belmont West is administered by staff in both Nashville and Los Angeles. In Nashville, the Belmont USA Coordinator manages the application and pre-departure processes and communicates with all students prior to their arrival in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, the Belmont West Onsite Administrator coordinates move-in and mentors you through your internship experience.

Belmont USA Program Coordinator: Pam Hedgpeth - Nashville: e-mail Pam

Belmont West Onsite Administrator: Selise Eiseman - Los Angeles