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Berkeley University Summer School

Address: Berkeley, California, USA
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Description Berkeley University Summer School

  • Location: Berkeley, California, USA
  • Age: 14-17 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
  • Dates: 2-week program: July 21 - August 2; 4-week program: from June 30 to July 27.

Camp Berkeley University (Summer Camp at the University of Berkeley) provides an excellent opportunity to improve the level of English and prepare for admission to higher education institutions, university lifestyle. The camp is held at the University of California at Berkeley, one of the most prestigious and best educational institutions in the United States and the world. Every year, students from different countries of the world come here who want to have fun and usefully spend their summer holidays. Educational programs are drawn up very carefully, and classes are conducted by highly qualified specialists with extensive experience. Lessons are held in small classes, each student receives maximum attention and answers to all their questions. Depending on the type of program, 2 or 4-week courses are available, where evening time is devoted to excursions, sports and creativity. An active out-of-class life gives students the opportunity to take a break from classes, learn a lot of interesting things about the university lifestyle and make friends from all over the world.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Berkeley University Summer School

Program name
28.06.2020 -11.07.2020 12.07.2020 -25.07.2020
from 7 995 $ / 2 weeks

College Admissions Edge (CAE)

  • Participants: students 10 and 11 years of study
  • Course duration: 2 weeks
  • Dates: from July 21 to August 2
  • Small group sizes
  • High level of English.

The College Admissions Edge (CAE) program has been carefully designed to support students in all aspects of the college admissions process — from listing potential entry points to developing the skills necessary to perform standard tests well. The program includes several types of work:

  • Standardized Test Preparation (SAT PREP)
  • Writing a quality essay
  • Special admission advice
  • Visits and excursions to various educational institutions.

Highly qualified teachers, real experts in their field work with teenagers. Each student is given a large amount of attention and personal assistance on all emerging issues. Preparing for the test and writing an essay helps students not only to gain valuable knowledge and advice, but also to overcome their fears of responsible and very important entrance tests. Counseling on issues of admission is carried out by university staff who individually work with each student, determine his strengths and weaknesses, help to make an effective and effective plan for preparing for college. All this work is complemented by excursions to educational institutions, where you can see their life from the inside and determine for themselves the most preferable ones. Classes are complemented by active extracurricular activities, excursions and activities. Due to the high quality of the program and the professionalism of teachers, students receive valuable knowledge and skills for passing the entrance examinations, are identified with priority universities, and actively practice their English.

Tuition for the College Admissions Edge (CAE): from $ 4,995 / 2 weeks.


Preparations for entering the University of California at Berkeley (Pre-College summer program):

  • Participants: students of 8, 9, 10 and 11 years of study
  • Course duration: 4 weeks
  • Dates: from June 30 to July 27
  • Small group sizes
  • High level of English.

The program consists of an extensive set of classes and activities that help students improve their English and knowledge in various subjects and fields of science, and gain valuable skills for admission to college. Activities include:

1. Morning workshops:

  • Business, law and medicine (business, international law, economic principles)
  • Liberal arts and sciences (international relations, introduction to architecture, psychology and social behavior, journalism in the digital age, introduction to environmental science)
  • College Preparation (SAT preparation with The Princeton Review, English as a second language)
  • Science and technology (medical science, robotics, computer science and application design).

2. Afternoon Seminars:

  • Business, law and medicine (international human rights, introduction to finance, marketing in the digital world)
  • Liberal arts and sciences (psychology of deviations from the norm, urban planning and design, production, introduction to fashion design)
  • Preparing for college (writing an essay, public speaking, preparing for the SAT)
  • Science and technology (biology: an introduction to genetics, game design).

3. Workshops:

  • “Discovering Berkeley”
  • College preparation (introduction to college entrance, community service)
  • Sport and fitness (basketball, hip-hop dance, yoga)
  • Art (photography, television, movies).

Lessons and lessons are complemented by active extracurricular activities, sports and creativity. During the program, adolescents get acquainted with the lifestyle and device of university life.

Tuition: from 7995 $ / 4 weeks.

Accommodation, housing and food

The camp participants for the entire period of the program are located in the student residences of the university. The Foothill complex is located in the picturesque northeastern part of the campus with spectacular views of the skyline of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The students are provided with fully equipped double or triple bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms for each room. The residential complex has a dining room, conference rooms, laundry facilities and recreation areas, high-speed Internet and television are held throughout the complex, security and safety systems are in place. In the residences there are always special advisers from among the staff of the camp, who provide students with all the necessary support and help in solving emerging issues and problems at any time of the day or night. Students receive a full 3 meals a day during the whole program. Breakfast includes traditional dishes, as well as a variety of options for lunch and dinner (including hot snacks, vegetarian dishes, salad bar, sandwiches to order and desserts). Different types of diets and religious / cultural types of food are available. The camp staff provides meals on-site campuses and excursions.

Events Berkeley University Summer School

An important place during the summer camp is given to sports, creativity and cultural and recreational activities. The staff of the camp ensures that each participant gets a lot of pleasant impressions and does the work that interests him. Extracurricular activities include various sports and creative activities, excursions, games and recreational activities. In his free time, there are festivals and celebrations, sports, talent shows and much more. Popular events:

  • San Francisco Tours
  • Cal Shakes Theater
  • Henna tattoos
  • Volleyball on the sand
  • Late breakfast
  • coffee house
  • Cooking Sushi
  • Frisbee
  • Casino night
  • Jewelry making
  • Show "Hypnotist"
  • Culinary workshops and pastries
  • Mafia night
  • Poker Tournaments.

For participants in programs for preparing for the university, the camp conducts excursions and visits to various higher educational institutions:

  • University of Santa Clara
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of San Francisco.

Attending different types of educational institutions (public / private, large / small, urban / suburban) will allow students to identify their pros and cons and identify the types that are most interesting to them.


  • The camp is held at the University of California at Berkeley, one of the best educational institutions in the world.
  • Quality Programs
  • The opportunity to prepare for university entrance
  • Highly qualified teachers and staff
  • High level of organization
  • Accommodation in comfortable university dormitories
  • Active out-of-class life
  • Equipment to the best standards
  • 100% security.

Equipment Berkeley University Summer School

The camp is held at the University of California at Berkeley, and its participants can enjoy all the benefits of the campus:

  • Perfectly equipped classrooms
  • Library and Science Center
  • Recreation areas
  • Creative studios
  • Sports facilities and grounds
  • Canteen
  • A park
  • The shops
  • The best multimedia equipment and computers.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Beginning of classes: June, July. Dates:

  • 2 week program: July 21 - August 2
  • 4-week program: from June 30 to July 27.

Cost of education:

  • College Admissions Edge (CAE): From $ 4,995 / 2 weeks
  • Preparations for entering the University of California at Berkeley (Pre-College summer program): from $ 7995/4 weeks.

Extra charges:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming a place on the course
  • Exam Board
  • Tuition deposit
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Return flight tickets
  • Round trip
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

1. Age: from 15 years

2. English proficiency level: medium.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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