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— spend your summer at Berkeley then your fall semester abroad in London!

Attend our online information sessions!

Please see below for session dates and times, and register to receive the Zoom access link:

Thursday, April 11th, 4–5PM (PST) - Register Here

Wednesday, April 26th, 4–5PM (PST) - Register Here

How it Works


Summer 2023:
Begin your undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley in the summer with an orientation, pre-departure activities, and courses.


Fall 2023:
After the Summer Session, you travel abroad to London and spend fall semester taking Berkeley courses.


Spring 2024:
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 and Science, Rausser College of Natural Resources, or Haas Global Management Program
  • Be 18 years old by August 11, 2023
  • Hold a valid United States, UK, or European Union passport at time of registration (must be valid through June 1, 2024)
    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 globaledge@berkeley.edu regarding your eligibility.

What's Included

  • Global Edge Orientation
  • Pre-departure orientation and workshops
  • Onsite orientation and activities
  • Specially selected program courses
  • Student residence abroad
  • Extracurricular activities and excursions
  • Roundtrip flight from San Francisco
  • Student health and travel insurance
  • Support from campus and on-site staff throughout the program