Mingle with your fellow international students and Haas degree students to build connections and community. The Haas School of Business sponsors a range of student clubs open to BHGAP students that cater to professional interests within the broad field of business. Student groups at Haas are divided into those for undergraduate-level students or graduate students . In addition, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business hosts a number of conferences and events that highlight major issues and trends in the field.
At the beginning of the program, attend a welcome lunch—a chance to get to know your fellow students, as well as Haas faculty and staff. You'll also connect with your fellow students during cohort lunches throughout the program-with some lunches featuring guest speakers from Berkeley leadership.
Immersive California Trips
The San Francisco Bay Area in particular and California in general offer beautiful scenery, exciting activities, world-class cultural events and so much more. There will be plenty of opportunities to take advantage of all that the area offers so that you can experience California like a native.
The picturesque, wooded, 178-acre campus of UC Berkeley welcomes thousands of visitors each year.
- Visitor Services: Reserve a free walking tour of campus, attend numerous events during your time on campus, and more.
- Self-Guided Tours: Can't make a formal tour? Have a look at these ideas to explore campus on your own time.
- Attend a Berkeley Event: There are always intellectual, cultural, athletic and artistic events happening on and near the Berkeley campus.
In California, you can drive for a couple of hours in any direction for a completely different setting: mountains, ocean or desert. Here are some of the most iconic locations for a one-day or weekend getaway:
Napa and Sonoma: California wine country features wine tours and exquisite cuisine. Or for the more active, enjoy hiking, bicycling or hot-air ballooning. (45-minute drive)
Santa Cruz: Picturesque beaches and coastal redwood forests make this town the perfect backdrop for one of the best California surfing spots. Santa Cruz is home to several state parks and beaches, as well as a fun-filled Boardwalk. (1.5-hour drive)
San Francisco: You can easily take public transportation to get to San Francisco where you can hop on a streetcar, shop in Union Square, grab fresh seafood at Fisherman's Wharf, take in a baseball game or wander around our many culturally diverse neighborhoods. There are beautiful views to be had from any location. You could ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, have a picnic with your fellow classmates on the beach. The city is known for its diversity and there are so many multicultural areas that are great to visit, wander around and sample new foods.
Tahoe: Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains between California and Nevada, Tahoe is where the Bay Area goes to ski in the winter and relax by the lake in the summer. Hit the beach, enjoy lake activities, or try your luck at one of the bustling casinos. (3-hour drive)
Monterey: Visit the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium; take in a jazz festival; or bike, hike or walk by the stunning, pristine California waterfront. (2-hour drive)
Los Angeles: If you're interested in visiting Los Angeles, Hollywood or other areas in Southern California and its sunny beaches, that's only an hour-long plane flight away. California has so much to do and enjoy!