One of the key initiatives at UC Berkeley is empowering engaged thinkers and global citizens to change our world. In that sense, global refers to a mindset rather than a geography.
Halfway into my spring semester, chaos ensued and the Bay Area went into a shelter-in-place order. Words like ‘social distancing’ and ‘quarantine’ became common topics, and students across the
Studying abroad during the Fall 2019 semester was an eye-opening experience for Olivia Ni. During her semester-long experience in the Berkeley Legal Studies Global Access Program (LSGAP), Olivia
Yosemite National Park is one of the most famous national parks in the United States. I heard about it well before coming to UC Berkeley. Exploring Yosemite is said to be the thing you must do in
The Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP) truly impacted Natàlia Costa i Coromina. Natàlia thought that her time abroad would simply be a fun, cultural experience—but she got so much more
Even before attending the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program, Karla was an entrepreneur in the making.
“I started the JackStudios Peru company with three partners two years ago,” Karla
Whether you are renting a furnished or unfurnished apartment, there are probably household items you need.
So you found a great apartment in the perfect location with wonderful roommates! You’re ready to sign the lease, get your keys and move in.
Finding the right housing for your needs is critical as you start to plan for your studies here at Berkeley. Make sure you have read our blog post on budgets and looked at the websites of the
Check out the various options you have to live in San Francisco
Check out the various options you have to live in Berkeley
It’s common to feel a little “sticker shock” when you first start looking at housing prices in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Xinyue Yang began her search early for the perfect study-abroad program. In high school, Xinyue knew going abroad was something she wanted to pursue. When she was only 13 years old, Xinyue took a
Get an inside look at Berkeley Haas Global Access Program students.
As recommended by campus, we are cancelling our in-person student activities. Instead, we will have several ways to connect virtually throughout the period when classes are all remote.
I arrived at UC Berkeley Extension to take part in the Professional Diploma Program in Digital Marketing, with almost four years of work experience in another field. Entering an academic
Back in the winter vacation of 2019, I attended a study 2-week program as a visitor to University of California, Berkeley. It was through that short period of time that I have made up my mind to
Hi, everyone. I am Jiahui Cai (Jennie) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and I major in marketing. Currently I am doing my exchange semester in University of California, Berkeley
3 things I love most about Berkeley!
Hello everyone! My name is Clarissa, and I am from Guangzhou, China. I came here for the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP). As an exchange student, this is my first time studying abroad
In the winter break of 2019, I had a 2-week visit/study experience here at UC Berkeley. Everything at the campus, and what the campus is surrounded by seemed so fascinating to me that I decided to
For the fifth straight year, UC Berkeley tops the list of public universities in global rankings by U.S. News & World Report!
I am Simin Yu from Beijing, China. I graduated from Beijing University of Chemical Technology and I am now studying Legal Studies here at UC Berkeley.
Hi! My name is Olivia and I am an undergraduate studying Jurisprudence at East China University of Political Science and Law. and I have already stayed in Berkeley for a month! I am a Legal
Ever wanted to work in the United States? If you complete two semesters of study through our Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP) or our Professional Certificates, you may become eligible
My name is Hugo and I am privileged to be spending two semesters in what might possibly be one of the world’s most unique learning environments—something that just over a year ago I would’ve never
My most important advice for preparation is to begin searching for housing early to be sure to get a good and cheap housing. Make sure that your housing is close to campus due to the steep hills
When I first got to campus, I felt that there were many students on campus, and they were all energetic. At the same time, I also felt life was quite different than before. I needed to cook, sweep
At the very beginning, I asked myself: “What do I want to get out of my exchange semester?” I thought about it for quite a long time. I wanted to go to a university that could help me pursue my
Thinking back to how the past few months unfolded, I can say that I’ve become more open, more proactive, more comfortable in the unknown and more curious about the world around me.
Five fellow BHGAPers and I decided to go on a road trip to Los Angeles, Death Valley, and Las Vegas. I had a memorable spring break trip with the best people I can ever imagine. I'm grateful for a
My name is Karin, a globetrotter, a foodie, and an adventurer at heart. I study business administration and computer science at the Technical University of Munich. One month ago, I packed my bags
I’ve been so accustomed to acquiring knowledge through textbooks. But here at BHGAP I get it through hands-on experience.
Studying in BHGAP is never just limited to classrooms. What makes BHGAP unique is that it provides students opportunities to personally experience and be immersed in leading businesses, through
A few of our students decided to make videos of their time on campus using just their cell phones and their creativity. Have a look!
You can truly be yourself here, since no one is judgmental and the environment is so inclusive—there are no “right” answers in class, so each voice can be heard equally.
I have to admit; I was very skeptical when arriving in Berkeley because I had never made an investment as big as $20K. Looking back, I do not regret any of it and if I were asked, I would do it
I am enrolled in a series of really interesting and mind boggling classes. I won't write in detail about each subject, but I want to evaluate those which I favor the most.
There is a lot of fun stuff to do around the Bay Area and even though my workweek is packed with essays, readings and group projects, I sometimes get to go on adventures with my new international
Exactly one month ago, I arrived at San Francisco International Airport, together with my classmate Chris. We had no idea what an incredible journey would lie ahead of us.
I still remember the most frequent question I was asked when I first arrived in the U.S.— “Why did you choose to come to Berkeley? Now that my time in Berkeley is over, I can look back and tell
We wanted to provide more resources for international students who come to study in Berkeley. The career development that we offer ensures that they leave not only with practical skills related to
I’d always known Berkeley provided a sound education, but I soon gained an understanding of what life after high school and the real world is all about.
With more than 3,500 active clients, Gensler works with clients from across the globe—large, small, private, public, for-profit, non-profit. The leading firm offers high-quality services in
Dan Nguyen Pham is a biology and biotechnology student at the University of Copenhagen. He spent his semester abroad at UC Berkeley, which is regularly ranked as one of the world's top public
In May 2019, our first group of students graduated from their semester-long study in the Berkeley Legal Studies Global Access Program.
We sat down with Jennifer Caleshu, M.B.A., a lecturer for BHGAP, to learn more about her approach and what she sees as the most important lessons students get out of the Design Thinking course.
Each semester has brought in a more diverse cohort than the last, so it got us thinking—let's hear our students' perspectives about the program, in their native languages.
Luisa Naranjo Azcarate works at Google, continually voted one of the best companies to work for in the U.S. But her path to Silicon Valley isn't your typical one—she's a psychology major from
I already knew that the process of preparing to studying abroad would be difficult... What to bring, where to live, food, visas, money, mobile phones… I want to share only the five most useful
It is a wonderful class, arguably the best or second-best class I've ever taken. If I were allowed to take only this class through BHGAP, it would still be worth the money and time spent abroad.
La experiencia de CFP es como un "Starter pack": te brinda todas las herramientas que necesitas, y luego, cuando estás en la universidad, decides cómo usarlas.
Von Anfang an dachten wir: Was ist das Besondere an UC Berkeley? Was ist das Besondere am Silicon Valley? Wie kombinieren wir diese einzigartigen Stärken in einem Programm? So haben wir das
Take a look at some of our favorite images and videos from last semester's closing ceremony.
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.
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
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
From the beginning we thought: What is special about UC Berkeley? What is special about Silicon Valley? Further, how do we combine these unique strengths in one program? That's how we designed the
During the lecture, the importance of strategy, patience, and knowledge in salary negotiations were all covered and BHGAP students were given a comprehensive overview on how they can succeed in
There is one aspect that distinguishes Haas from different business schools. No other business school has such great, experienced, interactive and passionate professors.
Wir haben mit Jonathan Marshall, dem Direktor des Legal Studies Program, gesprochen, um herauszufinden, welche Aktivitäten außerhalb des Unterrichts jedes Semester angeboten werden und welche
Eu achei que a Baía de São de Francisco seria um lugar interessante para morar – e eu estava certa! Tudo acontece lá, e eu me senti no centro da inovação e tecnologia. Eu escolhi o curso focado em
Coming into Berkeley, I was unsure of how my own background would fit in with the rest of the students, program, and surrounding areas. I went in with the motivation to improve my business
My favorite aspect about the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program are the company visits. The main purpose of these is to present Silicon Valley’s way of life regarding business culture.
We talked to Jonathan Marshall, Director of the Legal Studies Program, to find out what kinds of activities are offered outside the class each semester, and which courses are popular with
The CFP experience is like a "starter pack": It gives you all the tools you need, and then when you are in college, you decide how to use them.
Many of my friends always ask me: What is it like studying at Berkeley? Is it really that hard? Do you get what you paid for?
In California, especially in Berkeley, the public transportation is wonderful. All buses, subways and apps are well-structured and developed.
Last weekend we went on a trip to Yosemite National Park—one of the most famous and most beautiful national parks in the U.S. As a group of 15 people from Denmark, Germany, U.S. and Mexico, we
In the beginning when I came to Berkeley to take part in the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program, it was kind of weird for me to see everybody chatting about football instead of soccer. But I
On the first day of the semester, Alex Budak, the program director of the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program, said that this semester would be transformational for us. At the time, this was hard
Maria Paula Bicalho received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration in Brazil. Wanting a study-abroad experience that would provide her with focused instruction in marketing, Maria
Após alguma reflexão, percebi que uma importante parcela da mágica aqui em UC Berkeley é o senso de inclusão e acolhimento.
After some reflection, I realize that an important part of the magic here at UC Berkeley is people’s attitudes of inclusion and acceptance.
Jolin Wu is dedicated to furthering her education. She holds a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature and an M.A. in Journalism from National Taiwan University.
Chinese students Jiageng Chen and Sijie Yang are currently immersed in their Fall 2018 semester study-abroad experience at the College of Environmental Design’s Global Access Program.
Bring your Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP) coursework to life with visits to Bay Area companies.
Hi, I am Camila Ali Abdalla, also known as Mila. I am an economics student in Brazil; my university in São Paulo is called Insper. This fall, I am doing an exchange program at UC Berkeley called
Although Qiuyu Chen was majoring in accounting at Wuhan University (Wuhan, Hubei, China), she wasn’t sure if accounting—or business in general—was the right career to pursue after graduation. So
In Fundamental Design Studio ARCH XB100A, you’ll work through the building blocks of space, program, form and materiality to develop design concepts and approaches.
Yanni Zhang is majoring in History, Policy and Economics at Wuhan University. After graduation, Yanni wants to make the world a fairer place by continuing her studies in politics and economics—and
At UC Berkeley, you have a great opportunity to dive more deeply into your studies with discussion sections. Collaborate with your fellow classmates. Build a community of learning. Discuss, ask
Leading you through this exciting class is faculty member Sonia Katyal, the Chancellor's Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.
Data, Prediction and Law (Legal Studies 123) is a new “data-enabled” course that was developed as a part of UC Berkeley’s Data Science major and minor. The course allows you to explore different
They traveled far outside the borders of their home countries to immerse themselves in their new lives as UC Berkeley students and to experience the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley
Em uma recente viagem ao Brasil, conversamos com nossos ex-alunos sobre suas experiências como estudantes do IDP.
On a recent trip to Brazil we decided to find out what our alumni had to say about their experience in our professional certificate programs.
One of the electives you can take as part of the Legal Studies Global Access Program is Foundations of Legal Studies. In this course, you gain an understanding of law as a cross-disciplinary field
When Ling Yao stepped foot on the beautiful, sunny UC Berkeley campus to study at the Law School’s Legal Studies Department, she had already studied Chinese law for three years at Nanjing
Jingbo Jiang participated in the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program during the Fall 2017 semester. He is a senior from Fudan University (Shanghai, China), where he majors in International
Interested in learning more about the innovative College of Environmental Design Global Access Program?
Take a peek inside the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP) closing ceremony. These future entrepreneurs spent the last semester studying abroad at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
Calvin Morrill is the Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy/Legal Studies, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, and teaches American Law and Legal
The Legal Studies major attracts a wide variety of undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about the law to complement their undergraduate degree or who are interested in
Wenhan Lu—originally from Dalian, China—always wanted to study in the United States. After graduating from Nankai University (Tianjin, China) with a degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics,
This is a guest post written by Berkeley Haas Global Access Program student Ziyi (Jerrie) Zhang, who is also a finance major at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen).
What is blockchain and why is it so exciting? Professor Greg La Blanc, lecturer at Haas School of Business and Boalt Hall School of Law, recently led a session for Berkeley Haas Global Access
Complementing their courses, Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP) students have the opportunity to visit Bay Area companies and meet key players that make the Bay Area the epicenter of
Hoo Jian Li is an Engineering Product Development student in his senior year at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He is part of the Integrated Bachelors and Masters
Although the statistics point to a growing and more diverse U.S. population, we continue to see patterns of unequal representation in the workforce. The gender pay gap persists in the U.S.
Guest speaker Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley Haas, presented a lunchtime talk for Berkeley Haas Global Access Program entrepreneurship
The concept of achieving and maintaining work/life balance feels like one of those buzzwords that is touted, but not often fully ingrained in the corporate culture. When a 40-hour work week looks
Three students from the first Berkeley Haas Global Access Program cohort were selected to become social media ambassadors. Throughout the semester-long business program they took photos, created
“This recognition is one of the highest honors granted by the Brazilian government to citizens of my country,” Mauricio enthuses. “It’s called Cruz do Mérito do Empreendedor JK, a reference to
Employee engagement has stagnated over the past decade or so.
The Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP) brings top-qualifying international students interested in business to campus for a one- or two-semester immersive study abroad experience. Have a
Camilo Navarro, an alumnus of UC Berkeley Extension's professional certificate programs, and Alvaro Silberstein, a graduate of UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, co-founded Wheel the World, a
Students from EDC Paris recently studied at UC Berkeley Extension, the result of which was a competition on the best elevator pitch and the top business plan. Students and a highly esteemed group
Making a career transition can be bewildering: how do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate? And, if you finally get an interview, how do you showcase yourself as the best candidate
The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) announced revisions to the exam content outline for the Senior Professional in Human Resources International™ (SPHRi™) certification to reflect the need for
Today, William Chen lives and works in San Francisco as founder and owner of a local startup, P.L.A.Y., which specializes in manufacturing quality dog beds.
Ana Carolina Merighe has been active as an entrepreneur since she was 9 years old, producing and selling her own handcraft products. That entrepreneurial spark intensified with the certificate in
Today, Marcos Bento is working as a Deal Flow Coordinator at Boston Harbor Angels in New York City and is an M.B.A. candidate at Babson College.
While completing courses to fulfill a master's degree at Reims Management School in France, Lucas Boudaud spent a semester abroad in Berkeley, registering for UC Berkeley Extension's professional
While completing her master's in electronic media at Stuttgart Media University (Germany), Evelyn Lentz's time in the Marketing certificate program provided her with important examples of how
Currently working toward his M.B.A., Isaac Chen embraces his newfound entrepreneurial spirit in devising new business ideas.
Attracted to a more business-oriented career and the energy radiating from the San Francisco Bay Area, Irene Ciuci now has the skills to succeed, thanks to her studies in Business Administration