Programs for University Students

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.

Programs for High School Graduates

Join other 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 Program Stories

Jennifer Caleshu

Design Thinking at Berkeley and Beyond

We sat down with Jennifer Caleshu, M.B.A., a lecturer for BHGAP, to learn more about her approach and what she sees as the most important lessons students get out of the Design Thinking course....

BHGAP students pose in front of UC Berkeley's iconic Sather Gate.

In their Own Language: Entrepreneurship Students Talk About UC Berkeley

Each semester has brought in a more diverse cohort than the last, so it got us thinking—let's hear our students' perspectives about the program, in their native languages.

Luisa, pictured far left, poses for a photo with friends from the program.

Berkeley Extension Student from Colombia Lands Job at Google

Luisa Naranjo Azcarate works at Google, continually voted one of the best companies to work for in the U.S. But her path to Silicon Valley isn't your typical one—she's a psychology major from...

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business

Studying Abroad at Berkeley: Insider Tips and Advice From an International Student

I already knew that the process of preparing to studying abroad would be difficult... What to bring, where to live, food, visas, money, mobile phones… I want to share only the five most useful...

More International Program Stories

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.


Eddie West

Director of International Programs

UC Berkeley Extension