Established as the first campus of the University of California system, UC Berkeley is located just across the bay from San Francisco, right in the heart of California. Ranked as the #2 Top Public university in the nation, students participating in the pre-college career focused programs will have the opportunity to take advantage of the start-up energy and corporate powerhouses that are within the Bay Area. A traditional campus within a vibrant, urban setting, students will experience the best of what UC Berkeley has to offer.
Explore career paths within business & entrepreneurship, medicine, engineering, or technology & coding, and when you're not in class or having time with industry leaders and professionals, take in the sights at Fisherman's Wharf and Ghiradelli Square.
Our new Career Accelerator programs combine education and career exploration to give students an unparalleled experience to take a deeper dive into their field of choice. As a participant in this program, you will gain marketable, in-demand skills in some of the world's fast-growing industries through action-based activities and real-world experiences alongside industry leaders and professionals. With paths to choose from in Engineering, Technology & Coding, Medicine, and Business & Entrepreneurship, you'll have maximum time to focus on your future and your success.Learn More
To see which site visits are offered for each course and campus, visit the Career Accelerator page here and navigate to the course you're interested in!
Living: Our home on campus is Towle Mini-Suites. The mini suites have a number of bedrooms inside each suite with a small seating area in the center of the mini suite. Students share an in-suite bathroom with just their suite mates. Every air conditioned room includes a bed, study desk, closet, and free Wi-Fi. Lounges, game rooms, laundry facilities, and the Summer Discovery Office are all in our residence hall.
Dining: Unique to Summer Discovery is our all-inclusive meal plan. Enjoy three meals on week days, 2 meals on weekends, while on campus. Choose from daily options at the salad bar, pizza station, dessert bar, and more. Are you a vegetarian? Do you have food allergies? Special diets are not a problem.
Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 on weekends), recreational sports, activities and trips.
Not included: Application fee, $95 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $85 each way to/from local airport), class materials, course supplements, linens, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, souvenirs, and personal spending money.
Commuter tuition includes: Seven (7) consecutive days of academic programming, term fees, comprehensive welcome orientation and ice-breakers, lunch, and academic field trips and site visits. Note: Commuter students are not permitted to attend other evening or off-campus activities and excursions.
*As of March 30, 2022, UC Berkeley, and Penn Programs (Wharton, U Penn, Penn Law) are requiring boosters for all students and staff.