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Whether you choose to study for one semester or a full academic year, you'll take a variety of courses to complete your undergraduate or graduate requirements and refine your English skills.

Learn alongside UC Berkeley students while receiving academic advising and graduate school admissions support. Take advantage of this study-abroad opportunity to learn from UC Berkeley's renowned professors in a culturally diverse campus—without the complicated admissions process.

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English as a 2nd Language

As part of the College Foundations Program you'll join other international high school graduates preparing for university study.

Attend college-level courses where you'll build English skills and become familiar with typical U.S. university classroom discussions and assignments. Boost your TOEFL and SAT scores through test preparation and get personal college admissions advising.

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International Diploma Programs

Whether you're thinking about starting your own business, looking to move up in your company, or want to build your knowledge of global business and economic issues, you become more competitive in the global marketplace with an IDP certificate.

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Evening Certificate Programs

If you're an international student or working professional with an undergraduate degree, our Evening Certificate Programs can help enhance your skills and credentials.

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Welcome to Berkeley

Life shaping. World changing. Future building. That's Berkeley. Imagine yourself here.

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Legal Studies Global Access Program

Date: Monday, September 17, 2018

Time: 9:00pm

Location: Online

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Eddie West, Director of International Programs welcomes you to UC Berkeley

What is UC Berkeley Extension?

As the continuing education school of UC Berkeley, we bring Berkeley-quality education to our smaller class sizes. We offer everything you need to succeed at Berkeley: rigorous coursework, guidance from expert international student services staff, and events and activities designed to build strong academic and professional networks.

You'll learn from professors who not only love to teach, but love to teach their subjects. Why? Because they are experienced professionals in their fields and want to give you their knowledge so that you can succeed. Your classmates come from diverse backgrounds, bringing their experience to create engaging classroom discussions.

We are proud of the community we have created to welcome the bright and ambitious students arriving to Berkeley from all over the globe. Opportunities for personal and career development await you here in the San Francisco Bay Area, at our world-renowned university.

#YouAreWelcomeHere

Eddie West

Director of International Programs

UC Berkeley Extension