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Study Abroad at University of California, Berkeley
Facts and Highlights about University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)

›› It is the founding campus of University of California.
›› It was ranked 1st in the category of top public schools in the U.S., and 4th in the category of Best Global Universities(2018 US News and World Report)
›› It has been seen as an university of greatest freedom and inclusiveness and with extraordinary reputation in a wide range of academic disciplines
›› Its alumni hold 30 Nobel Prizes, and 22 Nobel laureates have taught or are currently teaching in UCB


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Founded in 1868, UC Berkeley is a world-famous public research institution. It has a number of prestigious schools, including School of Engineering (3rd in the U.S.), School of Business (7th in the U.S.), School of Law (12th in the U.S.) and School of Education (18th in the U.S.), and a significant number of top-ranking programs including Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Ecology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, intellectual Property Law and English.  
 
Summer Sessions is part of the Summer Sessions, Study Abroad, and Lifelong Learning division at UC Berkeley.  More than 16,000 students attend UC Berkeley in the summer, and nearly 4,000 of those students are visitors (non-UC Berkeley students).

Program Dates and Courses
 
Session D: July 2 – August 10, 2018 (6 weeks)
Session E: July 23 - August 10, 2018 (3 weeks)
 
›› Summer English Language Studies

UC Berkeley offers over 65 classes in the summer to meet unique needs and interests of students, including:
  • English for Specific Professional and Academic Purposes
    Advance your academic and professional career with classes in Business English, Legal Writing, English for Science and Engineering, English for Art and Design, Job Search Skills, College Coaching and more!
  • English Through Culture and Media
    Improve your communication skills through the topics you love – from Food Culture, Popular Music, Film, Literature, to Broadway Musicals and more!
  • Intensive Skill Practice in English
    Get the skill practice you need to succeed in school and work – Academic and Public Speaking, Writing for Digital Media, Academic Vocabulary, Conflict Resolution and more.

›› Academic Courses

More than 600 classes are offered each summer in 90 academic departments at UC Berkeley. It covers a wide range of areas such as Engineering, Computer Sciences, Biology, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Geography, Humanities and Social Sciences, Literature, Language, Architecture, History, Business, Economics, Education, Media and Journalism, Law, Music and Films, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Sociology and Statistics.

Students attending Session D normally choose 2 courses and students attending Session E normally choose 1 course. Participants will mix with current UC Berkeley students and other international students, and be administered and academically assessed by UC Berkeley. Upon successful completion of courses, either Summer English Language Studies or Academic Courses, students will obtain official UC Berkeley credits.
 
Students attending the summer sessions will be provided the official UC Berkeley ID card, which will give them the access to libraries, fitness centers, activity centers and other university facilities during the program period.


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Entry Requirements

1. Summer English Language Studies:there is no need for students to reach a specific score in order to enroll in the program. However, students will need to take part in a placement exam before a class starts to determine their levels of study.

2. Academic Courses: TOEFL80,or IELTS 6.5,or CET-4 493,or CET-6 450

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