Summer at UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley is renowned for exceptional programs in engineering, computer science, and business, consistently ranking among the top in the world. This public university on a 1,232-acre campus boasts a thriving start-up culture, with many successful tech companies originating from within its entrepreneurial ecosystem. Students learn from renowned professors and researchers, benefit from Silicon Valley’s culture of technology and innovation, and spend time with Bay Area industry leaders from dynamic start-ups and corporate giants.
UC Berkeley’s rich history encompasses not only academic excellence, but also a legacy of activism, exemplified by the 1960’s Free Speech Movement. Nestled within a vibrant urban landscape, the campus boasts stunning views of the San Francisco Bay. Nearby Telegraph Avenue features charming bookstores, cafes, street vendors, and a storied countercultural history. Beyond academics, fun activities are planned for students both on and off campus.
Top Campus Activities:Silent Disco and Live Band Karaoke Variety Performances by Comedians, Hypnotists, Mentalists, and MagiciansClubs: Arts, Baking, Sports Tournaments & Leagues, Game Nights, and moreEnd of Summer BBQ featuring lawn games and music
UC Berkeley Programs
Summer Discovery offers high school programs and gifted and talented programs for middle school and high school students.
Summer Discovery's pre-college program gives teens a head start in understanding college life. From designing their own schedule to immersive travel experiences and adventures both on and off campus, our programs are that perfect blend of serious and fun. Summer Discovery provides an opportunity to hone in on your passion through diverse course offerings, make lifelong friendships, and return to high school a more confident version of yourself, while building that college resume.More InfoMore Info
Institute for the Gifted
This program offers talented and creative students an unparalleled academic curriculum that is challenging, interactive and hands-on – while helping students build essential life skills and confidence. Outside the classroom, students embark on fun adventures and develop lifelong friendships and connections in our inclusive community.More InfoMore Info
Discover our curriculum offerings across various subject areas, complete with detailed descriptions to help you pick the perfect courses. Immerse yourself in unforgettable locations as you embark on your best summer yet!
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This exploration of the field of healthcare will encourage deep learning and practical application of the technical and personal skills necessary to succeed in any health professional school. Action-based simulations led by experts will expose students to the daily work life of a healthcare professional, including suturing, dissection, and trauma response, clinical diagnostic simulations, case studies, and lively class discussions. Features may include visits to simulation labs, healthcare settings, and panelists in various stages of healthcare careers.
Management, Entrepreneurship & Technology
The Berkeley M.E.T. Innovation Academy (M.E.T.ia) is a hands-on residential summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in being at the forefront of tech and entrepreneurship. M.E.T.ia is an immersive academic experience offered by the world-renowned College of Engineering and Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. The program offers a unique opportunity for those who possess strong skills in science, technology, math, and communications. If you’re fueled by extraordinary ambition and an unwavering commitment to changing the world through technological innovation, then M.E.T.ia is the place for you.
The Berkeley Changemaker® Summer 2024 Pre-College Program offers high school students whose vision challenges the status quo, and whose contributions make our world a better, more equitable place, the opportunity to participate in Berkeley Changemakers. The Berkeley Changemaker pre-college program draws from and builds on elements that make Cal UC Berkeley unique, including a singular history for leading inclusively and an agency for making society better. The curriculum activates our students’ passions and helps them to develop a sharper sense of who they want to be and how to make that happen by sharpening their skills in three key areas – critical thinking, communication, and collaboration – while exploring what changemaking looks like in a wide variety of disciplines across campus.
College of Engineering, UC Berkeley
The Designing Emerging Technologies Lab (DET Lab) is an intensive, hands-on, four-week summer engagement opportunity for rising high school seniors and juniors to encounter social, scientific, and engineering problems, learn from world class scientists, industry leaders, and research experts, and design and fabricate physical functional solutions that improve the lives of people and planet.
Dates & tuition
We offer program types based on age, academic interest, and session dates. Discover which summer experience is the right fit for you.
- Academic tuition
- 2-3 meals per day, 7 days per week (varies by program)
- Extracurricular activities and excursions every afternoon, evening, and all weekend long
- Transportation for included activities
- Use of athletic and recreation facilities
- College admissions presentation
- Blanket and pillow
- Safety and supervision
- Note: some courses and academies have additional academic fees.
- Contact a program specialist for more information at +1 (516) 447-4907.
- Application fee
- Airfare and airport transfers
- Supplemental course fees may apply
- Meals eaten off campus
- Medical expenses
- Spending money
- For international students, the international registration fee is $379 (residential) OR $239 (commuter) – this fee covers a medical policy for the student and their airport transfers.