This program has been suspended for 2020.

UC Berkeley invites you to register for Global Edge, an exciting program for newly admitted Berkeley freshmen. Start your college experience in an extraordinary way!

Attend our online Q&A sessions!

How it Works


Summer 2020:
Begin your undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley in the summer with a virtual program orientation, one online course, and weekly online workshops.


Fall 2020:
After the Summer Session, you travel abroad to London and spend fall semester taking Berkeley courses.


Spring 2021:
After the program is over, you return to the United States for spring semester at Berkeley.



To be eligible for Global Edge, you must:

  • Be a newly admitted freshman in the College of Letters & Science, College of Natural Resources, or Haas Global Management Program
  • Be 18 years old by September 4, 2020
  • Hold a valid United States or European Union passport at time of registration (must be valid through June 1, 2021)
    Note: International students are eligible only if their citizenship grants them the ability to obtain a UK Student Visa. If you do not have a US or EU passport, please contact regarding your eligibility.

What's Included

  • Global Edge Orientation
  • Virtual pre-departure and online workshops
  • Onsite orientation and activities
  • Specially selected program courses
  • Student residence abroad
  • Extracurricular activities and excursions
  • Student health and travel insurance
  • Support from campus and on-site staff throughout the program