University of California, Berkeley Bay Area Writing Project, Graduate School of Education

Writing Foundation for College & Career

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A College Career Defining Program
LIVE one month in Berkeley
WRITE yourself a successful College Career

Our students don’t just join our classroom, they become part of our writing community.

Interested in going to college in the United States? Then join us this summer for a 4-week accelerated course that will help you prepare, as an International student, for success in the US Higher Education system. Mornings will be spent building college and career-ready academic skills. You will: write a strong Personal Statement required for application to elite colleges and universities; engage in challenging projects that will prepare you for college-level research and writing; be immersed in US social practices that will improve your communication and relationships with Professors and potential employers.

Afternoons are about your social development. You will do community service, outreach project, fieldtrip, group project, homework, etc. Berkeley has a diverse culture and values your community engagement.

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Program Overview

July 11 - August 08, 2020
(4 weeks)
  • Essay / Personal Statement
  • Research Writing
  • Journalism
  • Writing for Communication
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Service Learning
About 4 hours/week with community service, environmental research, and fundraising programs
Talented and diverse UC Berkeley students of different academic backgrounds as residential counselors
  • BAWP certificate and evaluation report by UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Education
  • Service learning hours and certificate by City of Berkeley organizations
  • Take control of all writing needs in college
  • Produce >10 articles of work to build upon
  • Become never afraid of writing for life !
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

Subject I (Week 1)

Essay / Personal Statement

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Subject II (Week 2)

Research Writing

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Subject III (Week 3)


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Subject IV (Week 4)

Writing for Communication

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Application Eligibility

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Academically talented students with decent English proficiency
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Students who aspire to apply to elite U.S. universities and to excel in college career
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Motivated students who’d like to develop independent learning skills and experience American culture and campus life
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High school students entering Grade 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
  • Prom, Big C Hiking, Botanical Garden, Berkeley Marina

* All tour itineraries are subject to change without notice

Program Fee

  • Including: Program tuition & fees, Airport transportation, Room & board, Linens, Insurance, Berkeley student as Residential counselors, Advising, Weekend & weekday activities, Group transportation
  • Not including: Airfare, B-2 visa, Personal expenses
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