Global Students Visit Silicon Valley

Berkeley Haas Global Access Program student Wenbo Wang describes highlights from his company visits during his semester in Berkeley.

Wenbo Wang is a finance student from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and a graduate of the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP), which brings international students from diverse backgrounds to study business and entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley. His post originally appeared on his blog and has been edited for clarity and length.

Beyond Academics

Fancy a site visit to your dream company?

Today I’m going to tell you more about professional experience outside the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program (BHGAP) classroom!

Studying in BHGAP is never just limited to classrooms, although the classroom experiences are truly fantastic and mind-blowing. What makes BHGAP unique is that it provides students opportunities to personally experience and be immersed in leading businesses, through company site visits! And with the help of BHGAP, I’ve visited quite a few interesting companies, including but not limited to Skydeck, WeWork, LinkedIn and various others.

Bay Area Companies 

The colorful and high tech kitchen of the Wework space in San Francisco

WeWork was my personal favorite. It has been one of the fastest growing shared-space companies, and its mission really resonates with me: “Create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.” Getting firsthand insight on what they do is absolutely exciting!

"Studying in BHGAP is never just limited to classrooms."

A group of BHGAP students posing in front of the Linkedin sign at the headquarters in Sunnyvale.

Are you a LinkedIn user? Are you curious about the company that has increasingly become part of your career and professional life? BHGAP offers the opportunity to visit LinkedIn’s headquarters to explore it in person! The beautiful environment and warm-hearted staff left such a positive impression of this company.


"What makes BHGAP unique is that it provides students opportunities to personally experience and be immersed in leading businesses."

New Opportunities

These are just a few company site visits BHGAP has to offer. Over the course of the semester, students visit various interesting companies. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, read more about Berkeley Haas Global Access Program below, and explore its other amazing features!

Learn More 

The Berkeley Haas Global Access Program brings international students to UC Berkeley to study business and entrepreneurship. It also offers plenty to do and see outside of class.

Want to hear more student perspectives? Read more BHGAP blogs or visit our website.