I am currently enrolled in the UX track at UCLA extension. I've completed UX I – UX Design and am currently taking UXII – UX Strategy.
I tell people I am taking classes, and they ask, "In what?", and I answer "User Experience Design". To which I usually get a blank look or "What's that?"
I've refined my answer to, "The way people interact with digital experiences."
Most people's usual response is, "Oh, OK." and a quick change of subject.
But for any of you who are still curious about what UX is, I found this Slideshare: