The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus – envisioned as a “City of Learning” – was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world’s premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, and it is the oldest of ten university of California campuses.

In recognition of broad and deep excellence, respected sources have repeatedly ranked UC Berkeley at or near the top in fields ranging from engineering and the “hard” sciences to the social sciences, arts, and humanities. The National Research Council, in the most recent version of its highly regarded report on U.S. public and private universities, ranked Berkeley number one nationally in the number of campus graduate programs (35 out of 36), among the top 10 in their fields. Berkeley ranks first nationally in the number of graduate programs in the top 10 in their fields. There are 7 Nobel Laureates, 33 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among its active faculty. There are 29 Nobel Prizes held by Berkeley alumni. It is only 20 minutes driving distance from UC Berkeley to city of San Francisco; there are many excellent sightseeing places where students can go to experience California life. For instance, Cable Cars: an icon of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, North Beach, and more!

Program Highlight

Intensive skill practice for high-school students
– Oral and written communication
– Critical thinking
– Choosing a major
– College applications

4 topics to choose from
– Maker Innovation
– Global Leadership
– Business Communication
– Artificial Intelligence 

EXPLORE campus & culture
– Accommodations a short walk from the Berkeley campus
– Campus tours
– Chaperones, mentors & tutors
– Breakfast & dinner included
– Instructor-led field trips
– Evening social events
– Weekend sightseeing trips to San Francisco, Stanford University and more 

– Students entering grades 9-12 of high school
– GPA of 3.0 or higher
– English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS or the Ivy Club Proficiency Exam; please visit for more details)

Official UC Berkeley certificate issued upon program completion