Berkeley’s International Programs offers immersive travel experiences intended to expand our students’ worldview. Through study abroad, cultural exchange, and service-learning projects, our trips encourage cross-cultural interactions that will undoubtedly hone each student’s cultural competence and build empathy. The trips we offer are not simply tours, but educational journeys that families would not typically embark upon during a vacation. Through travel, we aspire for our students to:

  • Increase their capacity to understand and accept individuals from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Feel empowered to make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Practice and build upon their world language skills.
  • Learn more about themselves and their own culture.
  • Build confidence by safely taking them outside of their comfort zones.

International Service-Learning

Through responsible and well-designed service initiatives, our students will learn about pressing global issues and work to fight these problems through programs initiated at a local level. We seek out sustainable projects that will have a lasting impact in the communities we serve. Our students work alongside local community partners developing compassion and connecting with one another. Some of our more recent service-learning trips include Nepal, Peru, Cuba, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador.

Study Abroad

Study abroad programs give our students the opportunity to use the world as their classroom. These programs not only fulfill academic goals, but also expose our students to other languages, cultures, and learning environments. We offer a chance to study art in Florence, Italy through Centro Firenze school every other summer (even years). We also have a study abroad exchange program based in London, England with the Tonbridge School (boys) and James Allen Girls School. These programs run every year and are open to rising sophomores.

Exchange Programs

Create lasting connections through immersive international exchanges. These trips allow students a chance to see what it is like to live in another country, and to host a student from abroad. Get to know people from another country, experience their culture first hand, and live like a local; all things that tourists often miss. Learn about the complexities and subtleties of a way of life that is entirely different than your own. Recent Berkeley exchange programs include Beijing, China, Perpignan, France, and London, England.

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