Information for Summer 2020 ICLA Students

Dear ICLA Summer 2020 Class,

I hope you and your families are safe and well. The ICLA staff have been closely monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our summer plans. Out of concern for your safety and health, in light of continuing state and local orders for physical distancing and sheltering at home, and due to the uncertainty of on-site internships in Los Angeles this summer, we have made the hard decision to cancel our summer 2020 program.

We understand how disappointing this announcement will be to you, and we hope you understand the reasons behind it. We waited until now to make this decision in the hopes that the pandemic situation would improve enough to have a summer program. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

You do have some options, however, to still participate in ICLA. These are:

  1. You can defer your admission to this coming fall 2020 semester.
  2. If you are graduating in May 2021, you can be considered for the spring 2021 semester. This option is only available for seniors graduating in May 2021 due to the number of students already admitted to the spring semester.
  3. You can defer your admission to next summer 2021, even if you are graduating.

If you would like to defer your admission to one of the later semesters mentioned, please indicate your preference on this form:


If you find an on-line or remote internship in Los Angeles this summer, you are welcome to apply for those. We can assist you with opportunities like this that you find, and if we learn of any, we will forward them to you. If an internship you find is asking for credit registration verification, please let me know and we’ll see what is possible.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Warm regards,
Jon Bassinger-Flores