June 24, 2018 - July 7, 2018

July 8, 2018 - July 21, 2018

All-inclusive Tuition

$4,998 USD (Full Board)

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Berkeley, CA

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Campus Overview

University of California at Berkeley, is consistently ranked one of the top public universities in the world. Its faculty have garnered over 70 Nobel Prizes and 14 Pulitzer Prizes, and 20 Academy Awards. This campus serves as the backdrop for your Summer Springboard @ UC Berkeley summer program for high school students.

Session 1: June 24 - July 7, 2018
Session 2: July 8 - July 21, 2018
Session 3: July 22 - August 4, 2018
Tuition (full board): $4,998
Tuition (day students): $2,590

Academic Exploration Tracks

At Summer Springboard we believe learning should be inspiring and interactive. We have worked hard to design courses, field trips and guest lectures that reflect the resources of the Berkeley area. Whenever possible, Berkeley summer program classes are held outdoors, on-site or in a lab-type setting to allow students as many ’hands on’ opportunities as possible.

Each afternoon on the UC Berkeley campus we break out into small groups based on your Academic Track. During this time, students will dive deep into a specific subject area with creative, dynamic instructors, engaging professors and professional experts. Field trips and guest speakers take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that Berkeley has to offer.

Business & Entrepreneurship

Students will learn first-hand from business veterans about starting and running a business. Topics will cover marketing, finance, operations, and sales. Over the course of the program, they will develop a plan for a new venture and pitch their idea to real world investors. Along the way, meet with leaders from different areas from business and finance.

College Tours & Test Prep

Choosing a university and academic major are some of the most important decisions facing teens. This program takes students on a variety of college campus tours so they can identify the type of university that is uniquely suited to their personality and style. In addition, prepare for the SAT test with coaches and curriculum from The Princeton Review.  Our coaches will also work with you to craft a Personal Statement, a key element in most college applications. This is a program for all high school students, not just juniors.  It is never too early to begin preparing for the college admissions process. 

Computer Science

Do you wonder what it is like to develop software for a living? Do you possess a natural curiosity towards computer technology and platform development? This computer science summer program for high school students isn’t just a coding camp, it also challenges students to think critically and creatively about today’s most pressing technology-related questions. Students will be exposed to the whole cycle of product development from database architecture and APIs to debugging.

Engineering & Innovation

This engineering summer program for high school students doesn’t just tackle engineering and science fundamentals, it also challenges students to think critically and creatively about how to design innovative solutions to complex problems. We will explore facets of mechanical, structural, civil, and electrical engineering in a hands-on, minds-on approach.

Corporate Law

This Corporate Law course gives students a grounding in the fundamentals of our legal system. Students participating in this track will gain valuable knowledge about constitutional law, regulatory organizations, and criminal justice. In addition, it’s important that students participating in this track build competencies in legal analysis and writing so there will be projects and exercises to address this skill.

Medicine & Healthcare

Learn real-world skills in emergency medicine through our hands-on, field-based curriculum.  Learning has never been so fun! For those considering medical school, you’ll have a chance to meet with students at Yale School of Medicine who will answer your questions, and to share their insider perspective on what med school is really like. Additionally, meet real world medical professionals and learn about the wide variety of occupations in healthcare.

Civic Service & Leadership

Take a deep dive into the field of community development, an experiential learning opportunity to deepen your understanding of the root causes behind some of the most common issues facing communities and the chance to develop your own sustainable project for your community.

Activities & Trips

Since we are based in Berkeley, San Francisco and Silicon Valley are also at our doorstep. We will explore the world-class resources of the entire region to expose you to one of the most innovative and exciting areas in the entire world. Additionally, we’ll enjoy the fun attractions in the vicinity. All excursions are included in the Berkeley summer program tuition.

Stanford University

Stanford alumni have created some of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley such as Google, Instagram, Nike, Snapchat, and Hewlett-Packard. We’ll tour the campus and meet with people such as the CEO of the Center for Advancing Human Potential, or other top organizations.

Community Service

We’ll put into practice all of the skills we’ve been developing at a community service project. Volunteering together is the ultimate way to unite people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal, foster empathy, and make a difference! Upon completion, you’ll receive a certificate verifying completion of eight hours of community service.

Golden Gate Bridge

Enjoy the view from Golden Gate Bridge as you walk across the remarkable 1.2 mile span before spending time in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Next, we’ll head to Fisherman’s Wharf to discover the Cannery Shopping Center, Ghirardelli Square and some of the Pacific Northwest’s best seafood.

Track-Specific Excursions

In order to take full advantage of everything the Bay Area offers, Academic Exploration Track group may also take subject matter specific excursions to help round out the student experience. These may include visits to: research laboratories, tech startups, media and communications firms, think tanks and government institutions.

Student Life

  • 8:00am

    Breakfast + *Wake Up Call*

  • 9:30am

    The True You

  • 10:45am

    Academic Exploration Track

  • 12:00pm


  • 1:00pm

    Success Skills

  • 3:00pm

    On Site + Campus Visit

  • 5:30pm

    Break/ Recharge

  • 6:00pm


  • 7:00pm

    Wrap up + Reflection

  • 7:30pm

    Social Event

  • 10:00pm


Your home with Summer Springboard @ Berkeley will be actual university dormitories located on the edge of this vibrant and beautiful campus.


Just like a college student at UC Berkeley, you will share a dorm room with roommates, and use a common bathroom. Rooms contain an extra-long twin size bed, desks, drawers, mirror and a closet. Floors are gender-segregated and housing is assigned based on our housing survey, student age and geographic diversity.

Your Resident Advisor (RA) will live on your hall to create a community, provide support, plan activities and help you get the most out of your stay at Berkeley. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and tackle emergencies, 24 hours a day.


All dormitories have 24-hour security and uses electronic keys to enter each building and dorm room. Cal security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance during the Berkeley summer program for high school students.


Your dormitory is part of a complex of buildings around a courtyard. Each building has laundry facilities, lounges and high speed wireless internet throughout.

UC Berkeley is committed to providing a healthy, smoke-free environment for students, faculty and staff. Accordingly, no smoking is permitted in student rooms or inside buildings, including lounges and balconies.


Summer Springboard @ Berkeley students enjoy three meals a day included in the tuition. All meals on campus will be at Crossroads Dining Hall, conveniently located near our dormitory. Crossroads provides a great variety of menu choices, and can accommodate special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, or specific food allergies.

Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.