About Berkeley Study Abroad

Our Mission

Berkeley Study Abroad (BSA) supports the academic and public mission of the University of California to prepare our students to be productive and engaged citizens at home and abroad.

We believe that knowledge, skills, and experiences gained through academic and cultural immersion offered by studying and living abroad enrich the intellectual preparation of our students and fundamentally enhance the relevance of a Berkeley education.

To advance this educational mission, BSA strives to inspire students to think creatively and globally and to challenge themselves intellectually and personally by venturing beyond their cultural and linguistic zones of comfort through study abroad.

Berkeley Study Abroad is part of the Summer Sessions, Study Abroad, Lifelong Learning and Extension division under the leadership of the Dean of Extended Education.


Towards these ends, we:

• Administer and provide structured advising for Berkeley Study Abroad programs

• Provide general resources and guidance for Berkeley students