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

BHGAP graduate Iris Yuning Ye gives a special violin performance at the closing ceremony.

Graduation Means a Time for Inspiration and Reflection for International Students

Take a look at some of our favorite images and videos from last semester's closing ceremony.

Sixiong and some of his classmates from the Fall 2018 cohort of BHGAP students.

A Day in the Life of an International Student at Berkeley

8:30 am—Leave the House. Because I live a little further from campus, I bike to school. From summer to autumn, Berkeley is sunny every day. I have only seen it rain once, something that I love....

LinkedIn, among many other companies, was a visitation site for BHGAP students.

Network and Net Worth: My Silicon Valley Experience

One of my favorite aspects of the program were the company visits that took place. Companies around San Francisco and the Silicon Valley opened their arms to us, and it was nice to see such a...

Anna Julia in her graduation cap and gown at the BHGAP closing ceremony

Advice From a Berkeley Haas Global Access Program Graduate

A few days ago, my semester abroad at UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program came to an end...Everything went by so fast. Instead of writing a long post about an experience that...

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