Berkeley International Study Program gives you the opportunity to study at UC Berkeley and experience what the #1 public university is all about.

The Berkeley International Study Program (BISP) offers short-term study abroad opportunities, usually 1-2 semesters, for bachelors and masters level studies. View the video to learn more about BISP and what students are saying about us.

BISP “Instagram Challenge” Winners

YiYang Hao, The Golden Bear Photo 
Spring 2020

Baicheng Seng, Best Group Picture 
Spring 2020

Larry Hu, Golden Gate in the Setting Sun
Spring 2020

Heifi Oestvang, Best Berkeley-scape
Spring 2020

Honorable Mention:

Larry Hu, C is for California! 
Spring 2020

Julie Agersborg, Picture Worth the Hike 
Fall 2019


Yaxuan Zhan, Most Golden Bear Spirit 
Fall 2019

Thais Fonseca Cruz, San Francisco Classics 
Fall 2019

Yujun Hu, Best of Sproul 
Fall 2019

Hailan Lin, Let There Be Light

Fall 2019


Jeanette, Special Education (MA)
University in Oslo

This is my second time and when I got the chance to study here again I grabbed the chance as fast as possible.  I have better contact with my professors and the student environment is unlike any other. I really had no idea that this was gonna be such an inspirational year!

Pedro, Law (BA)
University of Brasilia

My professors inspire me to study, they make me want to learn! My colleagues are outstanding and showed me that studying and cooperating will make us go far!

Wenxin, English and French (BA)
Xi’an Jiaotong University

After taking classes at Berkeley, I have a new point of view of my own country and the world in general. The professors were excellent, helpful and nice.

Alan, Industrial Engineering, Systems minor (BA)
Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

What I liked best about BISP is that you can actually get to live the UC Berkeley experience, just as any regular student. I didn’t feel like “the international students group”.