London

  • UC London Study Center

    The UC London Center is based near the British Museum and the University of London in the heart of London's Bloomsbury district, a vibrant, historic area of central London well known for its formal garden squares. With the UC London Study Center as your base, you will have the opportunity to explore the city and experience British culture before returning to Berkeley.
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    London Student Housing

      • Student Apartment Complex in Canada Water - Participants will live in shared multiple-bedroom apartments in a student apartment complex in the Canada Water neighborhood. Perfectly located a short distance from the historic center of London, the desirable waterside location benefits from 24-hour public transportation on the main Jubilee line, with access to London Bridge and Bond Street, and Canary Wharf.

    Apartment layouts vary and are comprised of double and triple occupancy rooms, furnished with a bed, closet, chest of drawers, and linen kit including bedding and towels for each student. All occupants in the apartment have access to a shared living room or common area, a shared bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. Kitchens include a refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, pots, pans, dishes and cutlery. Laundry facilities are located in each apartment. Commuting to the UC London Study Center takes 30-35 minutes on public transportation.

    Meals

    The program does not provide meals, but you will have the option of preparing your meals in your apartment kitchen or purchasing your own meals from local establishments.

    Orientation

    During the summer in Berkeley, you will participate in workshops covering academic preparation, intercultural learning, health and safety abroad, and tips for first-time travelers. Upon arrival in London, you will participate in a weeklong orientation that includes an introduction to UC London Center facilities, a city tour, how to use local transportation, academic and cultural preparation, health and safety in London, cultural activities like museum visits and theater performances, and a cultural day trip.

    Support

    While in London, staff from the UC Education Abroad Program and Accent International provide student support and emergency assistance. Two Resident Assistants live with participants in program housing, organize group activities, and provide live-in support.

    Extracurriculars

    Program activities include museum visits, theater performances, and a day trip outside of London to visit Hampton Court Palace during orientation week and various cultural activities led by ACCENT staff throughout the fall semester, such as themed walking tours and musical theater performances.

 

  • All courses taken during the summer term at Berkeley and during the fall semester abroad are offered for UC Berkeley credit and will appear on your transcript as Berkeley courses with letter grades. Courses count toward College of Letters & Science, College of Natural Resources, and Haas Global Management program requirements, and participation in Global Edge fulfills the International Studies breadth requirement.

    Course options are subject to change.

  • The budget is estimated costs for participating in Global Edge. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office uses this budget to determine your financial need for the fall semester as well as the amount of financial aid that can be offered to you. These budgets do not include out-of-state tuition costs or expenses for enrollment in the spring term at UC Berkeley.

  • Fall Semester in London 2020

    Direct Costs Charged by UC Berkeley
    Tuition and Fees (15-17 units)† $7,127
    Housing and Program Fee‡ $6,506
    Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) $1,775
    Direct Costs Total* $15,408
     
    London Out-of-Pocket Expenses
    Meals $2,794
    Incidentals, Books, Personal Expenses $1,051
    Transportation $1,100
    Out-of-Pocket Expenses Total $4,945

     

    Estimated Total for Fall 2020 $20,353

     

    Estimated Grand Total for Global Edge London $20,353

     

    *You may be assessed a one-time Document Management Fee.

    †Nonresidents of California should visit the financial aid website and see Meeting Nonresident Costs for information on Nonresident Supplemental Tuition to fall semester Tuition and Fees.

    ‡Program fee includes housing, orientations, activities, excursions, local transportation, some books/supplies, and other logistical support services.

    §Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding or other developments.