Summer Programs for High School Students at UC Berkeley

Summer Programs for High School Students at UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Unique Pre-College Career Development Programs at UC Berkeley

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 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. 

Unique Pre-College Career Development Programs at UC Berkeley

Campus Life & Activities

When not in class or participating in site visits, we have activities planned for on and off campus. A sample of these activities includes:

  • UC Museum of Paleontology
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Pick-up Sports Games
  • Game Nights
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Foodie Land Night Market
  • University of California Botanical Garden
  • Tilden Regional Park
  • Lake Anza
  • Day trip to San Francisco

Academic Site Visit Locations from 2022

Each course and campus have academic site visits incorporated to enhance your learning experience.

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!

Dates and Tuition

Program Details

Living: Our home on campus is Foothills. The suite-style housing contains single, double, and triple rooms arranged in suites that vary from three to eleven bedrooms. Every room includes a bed, study desk, closet, and free Wi-Fi. Rooms are NOT air-conditioned. 

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: 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. 


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