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UCLA: Asian Invasion
Never fear Bruins! If you find yourself in Asia and desperate for some of the good ol' blue and gold, you can go to one of the 20 UCLA stores open in South Korea and China (and, soon, Japan) and pick up your alumni tee or cap. We're not sure if they're stocking face paint and foam fingers yet, though.
The Daily Bruin explains that UCLA has become a popular name internationally not only for the number of students from outside the US that come there but for its connection with so. cal. culture. Not only that but UCLA is also a popular tourist spot for people visiting the city. We'd never really considered the college campus a hot tourist location. From the Santa Monica Pier to the Hollywood sign and everything in between, we've walked out-of-towners around Westwood before but never thought to actually take them on campus (unless they were thinking about going to school there) but maybe we should reconsider. If UCLA can make over $400,000 in licensing fees globally, the college must be cooler than we thought.