International Pre-Collegiate Program
Are you ready to experience a new way of learning?
The International Pre-Collegiate Program (IPCP) at UC Berkeley presented by Polychrome International Education (DBA: Sesame Consulting), offers you the opportunity to join the community of high school students coming from all over the world to enjoy a summer at UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Not only will students earn college credits and UC Berkeley transcript upon finishing this program, they will also be able to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits as well as meeting other students who share the same interests and abilities.
As students participating in our program, you will live with other IPCP’s students in Berkeley supervised housing and attend classes taught by world-renowned Berkeley professors. There are many courses of different subject areas including engineering, maths, physical and biological science, social science, ethnic studies, and even foreign languages that will introduce students to topics not typically presented at high school level. We also have workshops and activities planned throughout the duration of the program to provide our students a variety of helpful advices on planning for academic life beyond high school.
IPCP understands and truly cares about the positive experience of our students. We believe that students need to have fun and feel comfortable in order to study well. That’s why we are pleased to provide our students weekly trips to different popular locations around the San Francisco Bay Area such as Silicon Valley, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, Legion of Honor Museum, de Young Museum, Shopping Centers, etc. At the end of our program, IPCP staffs will accompany our students to a four-day trip to Los Angeles, where students will create many beautiful memories in Disneyland – the land of fantasy, as well as many other popular sights that define LA such as Universal Studios and Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The International Pre-Collegiate Program (IPCP) and our staffs humbly welcome all the students to join us in this exciting and life-changing journey that allows a unique experience of a summer of challenge, discovery, connection and growth – a truly taste of college life in the beautiful surroundings of UC Berkeley, the world top public university.