study abroad

Can I study abroad with my major?

February 22, 2022

Young woman in wheelchair taking photos in downtown district in Kuala LumpurAre you interested in studying abroad during your time at UC Berkeley, but wondering if your major will make it easy to do so? This article highlights some basic planning tips and resources to figure out how studying abroad might fit in with your plans.

Two planning approaches

There are two basic ways to plan your major...

How to "fit everything in" as a transfer student

January 24, 2022

Line of tables with students and signs advertising student organizationsBeing a transfer student means trying to get the most out of UC Berkeley in a shorter period of time, but you might be surprised how much you can fit in!

L&S College Adviser and liaison to the Transfer Student Center, Torey Bookstein had some advice for transfers who want to do it all.

Prioritize and Plan


What to do with your summer as an L&S student

March 13, 2023

Three students on Memorial Glade, reading and playing guitarWhen it comes to mapping out your time at Cal, those summers offer a lot of possibility! We're here to offer some ideas on what you might do with your summers.

Also, keep an eye out for the annual Summer Opportunities Fair to further explore these opportunities!


When is the best time to study abroad?

September 19, 2022

Two people taking a selfie at the Municipal Market of São Paulo, BrazilStudying abroad in undergrad is an incredibly special experience. But when is the best time to go? This article highlights some options and some considerations so you can make the best choice for you.

Freshman or Sophomore Year

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What is modified senior residence for study abroad/UCDC?

October 3, 2022

Suitcases next to text "Studying abroad or through UCDC as a senior?"Planning to study abroad or participate in the UCDC Internship program after turning into a senior? If so, there's a degree requirement students sometimes forget about that you'll want to understand: Senior Residence.

This article breaks down senior residence,...

Can studying abroad save you money?

January 10, 2022

Hand dropping coin into piggy bankStudying abroad is one of the most unique opportunities in the undergraduate experience. It offers a chance to immerse yourself in another place and culture.

A common perceived barrier that keeps students from exploring studying abroad is finances. Louise Hon from the Berkeley Study Abroad Office helped us break down the affordability of studying abroad.