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”.

Aron, Sociology (BA)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The great cooperation between my home university and UC Berkeley through the study program BISP (Berkeley International Study Program) made it easy for me deciding to go. I have been exposed to a different culture, developed my English skills, and acquired academic knowledge through a ... Read more

Carl, Economics and Management (BA)

Lund University
I liked best the opportunity to become enrolled in most courses and really get the true sense of how it is to study at Cal. Before coming to Berkeley I had a worry that exchange students might be treated differently, but that was not at ... Read more

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

Hege, Political Science (BA)

University in Oslo
I love the Innovation and Entrepreneurship course! A lot of it has to do with the lecturer, Szonja [Ivester], because of her enthusiasm and honesty in class, but it’s also because I feel like I grow and learn a lot that I wouldn’t ... Read more

Ivory, Political Science (BA)

National Taiwan University
I love how Berkeley brings together great minds from across the globe. Clicking with sisters and brothers from around the world on our paths to knowledge and ambition is the most fascinating gift throughout this enchanting journey. Berkeley stands out for me given its academic ... Read more