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.