Balancing School and Life in LA
One of the many perks of going to USC is the fact that you get to live in one of the most diverse, interesting, and upbeat cities in the United States. There is always something going on! It is incredibly fun to explore all the multi-cultural aspects of Los Angeles. There are segments of LA that are not only educational but delicious! Such as: Little Tokyo, Koreatown, Little Ethiopia, Little Armenia, and more. In addition to these places there are always concerts and events going on especially in Downtown LA. If you are not in the mood for a performance I would suggest visiting one of the many museums in the area which include: LACMA, La Brea Tar Pits, The California Science Center, The Broad (one of my favorites! They have something called the “Infinity Room” which people wait hours in line to see), The Museum of Tolerance, The Natural History Museum, Griffith Observatory (also a great spot to go hiking!), The Wax Museum, and more.
With all these enticing opportunities to go out and have fun in Los Angeles, you might be wondering how us students at USC balance our school work with life in LA. Honestly, USC students always impress me with their ability to manage their time. It is also about prioritizing and planning ahead. I, personally, plan all my events at the beginning of the week in accordance with what is going on with my class schedule. I like to see the big picture so if I know that this is a busy week for me then I may have to postpone any excursions until a later time. School always comes first! But LA is definitely one of the best places to be as a college student.