Summer Programs & Study Abroad

Summer Programs

Berkeley Summer Sessions offers a number of opportunities for undergraduates, from classes and summer minors to Freshman Edge and Transfer Edge for incoming students.

Study Abroad

Study abroad is highly advised for all students studying the Arts & Humanities. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available. Berkeley Study Abroad also offers advising for undocumented students.

The UC Education Abroad Program (EAP)(link is external) is the University of California's official study abroad program, offering a wide variety of summer, semester, and year options in over 40 countries.

Berkeley Summer Abroad(link is external) offers dozens of programs in the summer, including several programs sponsored by Arts & Humanities departments.

The Berkeley Global Internships summer program offers project-based in-person and virtual academic internships in a variety of industries in both domestic and international locations.

The Huang Scholars Program(link is external) provides the opportunity for Chinese language instruction at UC Berkeley and in China, covering travel and living expenses as well as partial tuition.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional studies. The purpose of the FLAS program is to promote the training of students who intend to make their careers in college or university teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is essential. At UC Berkeley, funding for FLAS Fellowships is available from eight Title VI National Resource Centers representing various world areas: Africa, East Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Russia/Eastern Europe/Eurasia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program(link is external) is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program.

For graduate students, the Division of Arts & Humanities also administers the Mikumo Student Support Fund for Research in Japan and Summer Travel Grants for Arts & Humanities. Learn more on the Grants & Fellowships page.