University of California, Berkeley Extension
No matter what your organization's objectives for employee development, from keeping employees' skills current to helping them grow their careers, UC Berkeley Extension offers a variety of services tailored to fit your needs, time frame and budget.
Our curricula are approved by UC Berkeley and designed for real-world application; our instructors are experienced practitioners in their industries who understand the practical issues and challenges your employees face.
UC Berkeley is a top research university known for its excellent academic quality. The university is consistently ranked in the top 3 public universities in the world. We have had 110 Nobel prize winners. We welcome over 10,000 international students to Berkeley each year and we host students from over 90 countries.
Berkeley Global is a branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley Global provides short term non-degree study abroad experiences for international students and professionals looking to advance their academic and professional goals. We offer programs for students looking to gain a study abroad experience as well as certificates for professionals looking to advance their career. In addition, we also offer online certificate programs.
Here are different accommodations that our students look into including dormitories, student residences, private or shared apartments, and homestays. We recommend that you take some time to review our housing resources on our website to find an option that best fits your needs.
UC Berkeley is located in Berkeley, which is a medium size city located a little north of the middle of the state, in Northern California. The City of Berkeley is home to 121,000 residents. It is a bustling “college town” that features organic farmer’s markers, over 350 restaurants and the beautiful, wooded Berkeley hills that offer hiking and views of the entire Bay Area. Downtown Berkeley offers cinemas, live theater and music, among other attractions.
This general area is called the San Francisco Bay Area due to its proximity to the San Francisco Bay (Pacific Ocean). The “Bay Area” is a vibrant, culturally diverse, dense metropolitan area that includes the cities of San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. From Berkeley, it takes 20 minutes on the train to San Francisco. San Francisco is a world class city that boasts beautiful architecture, amazing views and Michelin star restaurants.
Berkeley is also very close to Silicon Valley, the hub and epicenter for advances in technology and product development. Silicon Valley is south of San Francisco and is home to many companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, as well as technology start ups. Berkeley’s proximity to Silicon Valley makes it very attractive to students interested in start up culture, entrepreneurship and innovation. Berkeley is also a short drive from wineries in the Napa and Sonoma wine regions, redwood forests, amazing beaches along the Pacific Coast and incredible mountains and skiing in Lake Tahoe.
UC Berkeley has 1,200 student clubs and organizations ie. Skateboarding crew and Hackers@ Berkeley. UC Berkeley has 34 club sports and many intramural sports teams.