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Short-term programs to meet your educational needs.

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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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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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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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Attend a free information session

UC Berkeley Extension International Programs

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Online

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