Study Abroad at University of California, Berkeley

United States West Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, prides itself on innovative thinking, top-quality research, and dedicated public service. Many students are actively involved in community projects and volunteer opportunities, throwing themselves into the best of Berkeley alongside the exceptional academic experience. Beyond the vibrant campus life, where 1,200 student clubs and organizations engage and inspire, you can explore the city’s stunning landscape by going on hikes in the wooded Berkeley Hills or enjoying  waterfront views at the Berkeley Marina — and, of course, discovering the best of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Academic strength: Anthropology, Sociology & Gender, Biological & Physical Sciences, Physics, Business, Economics & Finance, Entrepreneurship, Criminal Justice & Law, Engineering, Literature
Rankings: Times Top 10
Languages requirement: English
GPA requirement: Strong academic performance

About the University

University of California, Berkeley

There’s something special about UC Berkeley. One of the most prestigious state universities in the country, it is home of the Free Speech Movement, a hotbed of student activism, and with a deeply motivated academic population committed to excellence, it celebrates diversity and community in the urban, eclectic greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Opportunity, here, feels endless. Immerse yourself in a shared student experience both on campus and on the trails of wooded Berkeley Hills, the colorful San Francisco streets, and in the great Californian outdoors.

Learn more at University of California, Berkeley's official website.

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Nami Asaga
“Since arriving at Berkeley and starting college, I've experienced a lot of fascinating and surprising things. From the charm of the university and its surroundings to the many shops around the university, where you can find anything - such as restaurants, cafes, pharmacies, and clothes stores. There are always so many people, I never feel anxious.”
Nami Asaga, Past SAF Student

Hear From Betty at UC Berkeley

"Studying abroad has provided me with the chance to see the real American life"

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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