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LA is our campus

We offer our students a wide range of engaging education experiences across our city.These experiences enhance critical thinking, ignite innovation, and expand their horizons beyond the walls of NDA.  

Previous sessions have included:

  • #GirlsCan: A dive into startup culture with visits to SNAPCHAT HQ, spotlighting female CEOs.
  • Advancing Equity: Conversations with LA’s influential women at Mount Saint Mary’s University’s symposium on The Report on Women and Girls in the Workplace.
  • Caring Hearts and Hands:  Acquire Red Cross certifications and insights into starting a babysitting business.
  • Creating a Center for Sustainability at NDA:  Craft a vision for an NDA sustainability center focusing on the three R's.
  • Culinary & Cultural Treasures of Downtown LA: A historical study and tasting tour of Downtown LA's diverse culinary scene.
  • Engineering . . . the Future:  Engage in hands-on programming and engineering practices and craft a 3D souvenir.
  • Explore Santa Monica through Movement and Photography:  A fusion of dance and  photography capturing the beauty of Santa Monica.
  • Hip Hop Evolution!: Trace the cultural beats of Hip Hop and craft an art piece.
  • Homelessness and the City of Los Angeles:  Engage with city officials, including Mayor Karen Bass, on this pressing issue.
  • A Persian Walk in Westwood: Explore Little Persia's markets and savor its authentic cuisine and history.
  • Placement of Museum Space in a Postmodern City: Delve into the Getty Museum's cultural significance in modern LA.
  • Searching for Classic Hollywood: Rediscover iconic film locations and study the history of film in Los Angeles.
  • Urban Refuge: Exploring nature in the Santa Monica Mountains.
  • The World of Music, Found in LA: From the Grammy Museum to Disney Hall, a musical city tour and study.
  • Your Voice - Your Verve!: Harness storytelling with voice and movement techniques.