EXPERIENCE BRILLIANCE
EXPERIENCE BRILLIANCE
In-person classes are back. Now accepting applications for Spring 2022!
EXPERIENCE BRILLIANCE
EXPERIENCE BRILLIANCE
UC Berkeley rated as #1 U.S. public, 8th best global university (Times Higher Education, 2022 World University rankings)
EXPERIENCE BRILLIANCE
EXPERIENCE BRILLIANCE
UC Berkeley ranks as the #1 public university and the 4th best American university overall. (QS World University Rankings, 2021)
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WELCOME TO BISP

The Berkeley International Study Program (BISP) invites qualified students to take coursework for one or two semesters from UC Berkeley’s outstanding faculty and to be fully engaged in the university community.

BISP’s mission is to connect the brilliance of Berkeley to students around the world. We provide an immersive study abroad opportunity through collaborative partnerships and high-impact programming that enriches the academic and intercultural experience for all.

You are welcome here.

 

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FALL 2021: BISP IS BACK ON CAMPUS!
Experience Brilliance through our CPMs

BISP has been offering international students from universities abroad the opportunity to study a wide range of courses at UC Berkeley for more than 16 years.

Testimonials

Fernanda

Fernanda, Business (BA)

Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)
The culture is much more different due to the variety of people of different cities. Here people are very open-minded. Being at UC Berkeley made me have a broader perspective in life. On the other hand, I really like how it is a very diverse ... Read more
Alan

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”.
Jeanette

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 ... Read more
Wenxin

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.
BISPCal Experience Brilliance Photo Contest
STUDENT EXPERIENCE
BISPCal Experience Brilliance Photo Contest

BISP students share some of their brilliant adventures

Experience the #1 Public University
STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Experience the #1 Public University

BISP connects the brilliance of Berkeley to students around the world

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BISPCal Instagram Challenge

Check out the Fall 2021 Instagram Challenge winning photos!