The Global Edge program has been suspended for 2021. This decision was not made lightly, but out of an abundanceĀ of caution due to potential COVID-19 restrictions.

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!

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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