Where do I start?

It’s crucial to get an early start. You’ll have many steps to complete, and deadlines come up quickly:

  • Consult the Berkeley Study Abroad office to explore opportunities that suit your interests and fit your timing.
  • Discuss your interests with your ESS adviser. Make sure you understand your financial aid eligibility.
  • Once you have selected an option, follow application and pre-departure instructions carefully.
  • Talk with as many people as you can about your plans. Word-of-mouth is often the best guide to the true value of study abroad. Ask for referrals to other Berkeley students who have participated in the programs that interest you.