UC Berkeley Summer School

Experience the taste of college life in the beautiful surroundings of UC Berkeley

Build relationship with UC Berkeley faculties

Four topics to choose

Attend workshops and receive helpful advises on planning for academic life beyond high school

Make friends with students from other countries around the world

14th - 27th July, 2019 (14 Days)

Introduction

About UC Berkeley

In recognition of broad and deep excellence, respected sources have repeatedly ranked UC Berkeley at or near the top in fields ranging from engineering and the “hard” sciences to the social sciences, arts, and humanities. The National Research Council, in the most recent version of its highly regarded report on U.S. public and private universities, ranked Berkeley number one nationally in the number of campus graduate programs (35 out of 36), among the top 10 in their fields. Berkeley ranks first nationally in the number of graduate programs in the top 10 in their fields. There are 7 Nobel Laureates, 28 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among its active faculty.

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Summer School

UC Berkeley Summer School

UC Berkeley Summer School

In the second two-week-program, students will be attending classes taught by UC Berkeley instructors on the campus of UC Berkeley, consistently rated as the top public university in the United States. The four major areas of concentration will focus on Chemistry: B-CRAM, Debates and Developments in Artificial Intelligence, The science of innovation and Business communication. The classes will equip the students with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of data and information. The Business classes will concentrate on examining critical case studies and acquiring the English language skills to conduct business in the English-speaking world. As with our other programs, all courses will be taught exclusively in English and supplemental materials in grammar and vocabulary will be provided.

Why UC Berkeley IPCP

Experience the taste of college life in the beautiful surroundings of UC Berkeley

Build relationship with UC Berkeley faculties

Four topics to choose: Chemistry Research, Academics, and Mentoring program (B-CRAM), Debates and Developments in Artificial Intelligence, The science of innovation, business communication

Attend workshops and receive helpful advises on planning for academic life beyond high school

Make friends with students from other countries around the world

Explore the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area

Program Descriptions

Students need to choose one out of four topics and the two-week course will focus only on this topic.

Debates and Developments in Artificial Intelligence
In this intensive 2-week course, you will explore the cutting-edge developments and debates in AI. You will examine what robots can and cannot do, why we fear them, and whether that fear is justified. As you do so, you just might learn what it means to be human. The program includes a variety of interactive learning exercises, practice in the skills essential for success in higher education, and activities to refine your use of English.
The Science of Innovation
In this intensive 2-week course, you will explore what science has to say about innovation: its origins, when and how it strikes, what to do once it does, and what to do if it doesn’t. Through a variety of hands-on project-based workshops, you’ll explore research and theories of innovation, and see how they apply to some of the great creative minds of our time. As you do so, you will practice the skills crucial for success in higher education, refine your English language usage, and, just maybe, come up with an idea that will change the world.
Berkeley Chemistry Research, Academics and Mentoring Program
Enjoy hands-on experiential learning at the world’s top ranked chemistry program (Rank #1)! Find out what it takes to be a successful scientist as you work side by side with Berkeley’s award-winning chemistry professors. You will step into the actual laboratories that conduct the cutting-edge and award-winning research the College of Chemistry is famous for. You will get a unique insider’s view by shadowing and learning from the faculties while they complete their daily activities of developing research method, thinking through scientific problem, and innovating solutions that advance society. You will be taught the same inorganic chemistry that all science and engineering majors at UC Berkeley are required to take and by the same professors. Topics include Octet Rule and Chemical Bonds, Free Energy, Equilibrium and Acid Base Chemistry. We will provide you unparalleled and excellent preparation for doing well in AP Chemistry or college-level chemistry.
Business Communication
In this intensive 2-week course, you will explore the topics that matter most in business communication, from networking, negotiating, interviewing, marketing and more, through a variety of hands-on, interactive, content-based classroom activities. You will also improve your language abilities and practice the skills essential for academic success in higher education.

Cultural Exchange

Student Life

  • Living at UC Berkely: All students will be housed in UC Berkeley dormitories and receive all meals at University cafeterias. The dormitories will be under the supervision of a University Residence Advisor (RA) and Ivy staff will also be housed in the University dormitories as well.

  • Dining Halls & Meal: Students will eat in the cafeteria-style dining halls, which serve a range of healthy options for breakfast and dinner. Students are expected to make their own provisions for lunch at various delicious eateries around campus.

  • San Francisco:It is only 20 minutes driving distance from UC Berkeley to city of San Francisco; there are many excellent sightseeing places where students can go to experience California life. For instance, Cable Cars: an icon of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, North Beach, and more!

Students will have a chance to hear from the UC Berkeley admission office on how to write a college application and personal statements.

We will also invite Berkeley students to interact with our students at organized events like BBQs or ice cream parties. During the weekend, will have sightseeing excursions for the students to attend. The city of San Francisco, with its famous tourist attractions of Fisherman's Wharf.

往届学生感言

I have benefited a lot from the excellent academics of UC Berkeley, but, as a matter of fact, social life, cultural shock, and travel also played a great role during my days in Berkeley. It has so much fun to attend the event held by IPCP. In the grand Welcome Reception, I made friends with students from Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, and Germany. All of these are something that we have never experienced in Chinese schools.
- Yan Zhang, China

This has been an amazing experience for me and I would like to thank everyone for allowing Scotch to go.
- Sean, Scotland

When I first arrived at Berkely Summer School, I was feeling anxious about whether I would fit in or not. However, as soon as I arrived, I felt at ease, as the friendly staff guided me. I immediately made new friends and started to gain a lot of interest in the topics I was learning at BSS, as the teachers were experts in their fields.
- Nicole, USA

我的老师是一个能够将兴趣,知识,幽默融合在一起的好老师,他通过具体的参数和图示帮助我们理解他的每一个想法,如果满分是 10 分,我给 12 分。
-Vladimir, 俄罗斯

这次去最大的收获,无论是课程还是参访,都是在讲创新。看似这个题目很大,但其实就在我们身边。如果我们每个人每天都能在这个环境中改变一点,无论大小都是贡献。去了美国之后,我更多地感觉到,多去汲取创新的元素,在工作中才会有新的想法。
-Nicole,新加坡

我有幸成为加州大学伯克利分校的 IPCP 的导师。作为一名加州大学伯克利分校的学生,我可以自信地说,IPCP 证明了一种优秀的经验,它能最好地模拟当前大学生的生活方式。IPCP 开发的经验鼓励学生在短时间内成熟,并帮助他们为将来进入大学时所面临的挑战做好准备。作为一名导师,我可以亲眼目睹这些成长过程,我可以诚实地说,这个项目帮助我充分理解了在美国读一所国际学生的大学意味着什么。
- 学生导师

我从加州大学伯克利分校的优秀学者那里获益良多,社会生活、文化冲击和旅行在我在伯克利的日子里都发挥了很大的作用。参加 IPCP 举办的活动非常有趣。在隆重的欢迎招待会上,我和来自香港、日本、意大利和德国的学生做了朋友。
- 马来西亚学员

每周五,我们会举行家庭聚餐,玩一些聚会游戏,一起学习新鲜的事物。有时候,我们会去海滩玩飞盘,吃新鲜的牡蛎和烧烤。和他们在一起,我了解了他们的生活,文化,甚至是餐桌礼仪。我真的很珍惜和所有人的友谊。此外,周末去旧金山和超级英雄之夜的旅行也给我们在工作日的紧张学习生活带来了一些乐趣。
- 美国学员

作为一名 10 年级的学生,大学录取并不紧急,但有必要了解美国的大学是如何运作的。对我来说,这是我第一次接触教学大纲或讨论课程,我也了解到了教授们的评分规则。所有这些都是我们在中国学校从未经历过的。
- 中国学员

这是一个非常棒的课程,非常有价值,我们的老师非常棒,我们都很幸运能够遇见他,课程对我们这些美国大学申请者非常有帮助,非常感谢!。
-Raa,埃及

Application

Date:

14th - 27th July, 2019 (14 Days)

Requirements (meet one of the followings):

  • Awarded students from ASDAN STEM programs
  • Students who have gained an ASDAN CoPE/AoPE certificate
  • A command of the English language equivalent to IELTS level 6.5 or TOEFL 90
  • An online English test by UC Berkely (If students have either IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 80, there is no need to take the online test)

Admission Quota:

  • 20 students in each topic
  • 15 High School Students for each program (Grade 8-12), birthday should be between Jul. 14 2007 and Jul. 14, 2011

Application Materials:

  • Transcript to show at least two semesters up to current
  • English proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL score)
  • Copy of passport