08/05/2010 08:41 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WATCH: Homeless UCLA Student Shows Where He Slept On Campus

When UCLA student Diego Sepulveda had no place to sleep, he took shelter in the school's student lounge. He worked multiple jobs to pay for his classes; because he's an undocumented immigrant, he's not eligible for loans or scholarships. He often went hungry and wore the same clothes for days in a row.

But what matters most to him is being in school.

Profiled first by NPR and now by ABC World News, Sepulveda's story of being homeless at college is capturing the nation's attention not only as a symbol of the perilous situation for young illegal immigrants, but also for his perseverance in obtaining a piece of the American Dream. He now lives in a dorm on UCLA's campus, free of charge.

as he retraces his steps as a homeless college student for ABC World News: