Berkeley Summer Abroad

See the World with UC Berkeley Faculty!

Go Abroad!

Combine international travel with academic coursework on intensive summer programs led by UC Berkeley faculty and lecturers.

Berkeley Summer Abroad programs are composed of academic courses, thought-provoking activities, and excursions designed to make the most of their extraordinary locations. Led and taught by UC Berkeley faculty, these programs provide you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for UC Berkeley students.

This year, Berkeley Abroad has an unprecedented amount of scholarship money for need-based awards. All students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $50,000 or less are guaranteed a scholarship of $1,500. Qualifying participants will automatically received the award - no application is necessary.


Information sessions for Berkeley Abroad programs will be announced soon. Please check this flyer for updated information and/or the Berkeley Study Abroad events' webpage.


Brazilian Culture through Music

Salvador, Brazil

June 19-July 31, 2013


Stitchlink Asia: Architectural Studio

Yunnan, China

June 21 – July 18, 2013

Costa Rica

Summer Peace Institute: Human Security and Peacebuilding

Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica

June 2 – July 13, 2013

Cuidad Colon Information Session

Tuesday, Feb 12th, 4-5pm

223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley


Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation in Europe

Tallinn, Estonia

June 30-July 27, 2013


French Language, Culture & History

Paris, France

UC Berkeley: June 24 – July 5

Paris: July 7 – August 10, 2013


Irish Theater: Origins and the Contemporary Scene

Dublin and Galway, Ireland

June 23-July 27, 2013

Dublin Information Session

Thursday, Feb 21st, 6-7pm

126 Dwinelle Annex, UC Berkeley


Dhiban Archaeology Field School

Dhiban, Jordan

June 28 - August 9, 2013

Dhiban Information Session

Wednesday, Feb 13th, 5-6pm

254 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley


Culture, Environment and Peacebuilding

Nairobi, Kenya

May 26-July 6, 2013


Forging the Mexican Nation

Mexico City, Mexico

May 26-June 29,2013

Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg

History, Art, and Identity in the Heart of Europe

Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg

July 7-August 10, 2013


Interculturality, International Migration and the Dialogue of Civilizations Before and After 9/11

Barcelona, Spain

June 30-August 3, 2013

Beginning Spanish Language & Culture

Madrid and Comillas, Spain

June 5-July 17, 2013

Muslims in the West: From Islamic Spain and Construction of Otherness to 9/11

Granada, Spain

May 26-June 29, 2013

Architectural Summer Studio in Spain

Guardamar de Segura, Spain

June 2-July 28, 2013

Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture

Madrid, Spain

June 30-August 3, 2013


Business Chinese

Taipei, Taiwan

July 2-August 14, 2013

Taipei Information Session

Wednesday, Feb 13th, 1:30-3pm

134 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson


UC Berkeley students, students from other colleges and universities, international students, and adults with interest in study abroad are encouraged to apply.

In order to apply, all participants must:

  • Have successfully completed at least one year of college course work by the start of the program
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher

*Some programs have additional eligibility requirements

How to Apply

Applications open on February 1, 2013 and closes March 15, 2013. Applicants must include an official or unofficial copy of your transcript and a $400 non-refundable deposit. Interested participants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.