University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education

ATDP Global Programs

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What will you be doing this summer? Hanging around at home? Traveling? Join us at UC Berkeley instead!

Here’s what we're thinking

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    your knowledge and skills via comprehensive cultural immersion

  • atdp student group


    your communication skills by interacting with new types of people - from all over the world!

  • atdp student volunteering

    Give back

    through unique community service and outreach opportunities, all while building upon your resume

How you spend your summers is something top-tier American universities will be interested in when you apply for college. Universities like to hear about meaningful, well-planned, self-motivated, and challenging life experiences, demonstrating a persistent drive to challenge oneself to accomplish goals.

Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) of UC Berkeley by the Graduate School of Education is designed to do just that - to challenge you and sharpen your academic profile for your future educational pursuits. This experience provides valuable exposure to American education at a world-renowned university, allowing for international students to develop independent critical thinking skills, get a taste of American campus life, and participate in exciting cultural events and tours.

This is more than a recreational summer camp or an elite college campus tour; ATDP is an academic enrichment program that promotes learning and academic exploration, giving motivated students a priceless learning opportunity.

ATDP students at memorial glade

Program Overview

July 18 - August 14, 2020
(4 weeks)
  • Architecture Track
  • Business Track
  • Engineering Track
  • Science Track
  • Social Studies Track
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Service Learning
About 4 hours/week with community service, environmental research, and fundraising programs
  • ATDP certificate and evaluation report by UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Education
  • Service learning hours and certificate by City of Berkeley organizations
Talented and diverse UC Berkeley students of different academic backgrounds as residential counselors
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Cultural Activities
High-value extracurricular activities on weekends and some weekdays that are educational, fun and cultural, and that foster building international friendships

Curriculum & Courses

Social Studies Track

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Architecture Track

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Business Track

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Engineering Track

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Science Track

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Application Eligibility

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Academically talented students with decent English proficiency
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Motivatedated students who would like to develop independent learning skills and experience American culture and campus life
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Students who aspire to apply to elite U.S. universities and to study pre-college subjects
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High school students entering grades 9-12

Admission Requirements

  • Application fee
  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Grade report
  • Resume
  • Teacher's recommendation
  • Video interview

Events & Activities

  • Tech Company Visit
  • San Francisco Symphony / Concert of Performing Arts
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Stanford University / Apple Park and Great Mall Outlet Shopping
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
  • SF City Tour, Ferry Ride
  • Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach Boardwalk
  • ATDP Prom, Big C Hiking, Botanical Garden, Berkeley Marina

* All tour itineraries are subject to change without notice

Program Fee

  • Including: Tuition, Room & board, Linens, Insurance, Service learning opportunities, Residential counselors & tutoring, Excursions & activities, Airport & group transportation, Miscellaneous fees
  • Not including: Airfare, B-2 visa, Textbooks & class materials, Personal expenses
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