International Pre-Collegiate Program

Experience the challenge of a world-class university.

Explore a beautiful, vibrant city.

Enjoy the comfort of a vacation.

Engage with new friends and make life-long connections.

This is the IPCP 4E experience!

Every student wants to prepare for college, but why just read about it – or talk to friends and family about what to expect? IPCP offers you the chance to actually immerse yourself in college life, and have a unique cultural experience in an exciting new environment.

Take part in our unique, customizable programs at U.C. Berkeley, the world’s top public university, and explore the sights and sounds of the San Francisco Bay Area, while we take care of your lodging, transportation, and meals.

Choose the embARC program offered by the College of Environmental Design (ranked #4 in the world).

Take classes with world-renowned Berkeley professors and like-minded students from around the world.

Prepare for college life with specialized workshops on the admissions process, classroom communication, academic writing style and more.

Explore the many sights of the San Francisco Bay Area, with guided tours to Silicon Valley, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, Legion of Honor Museum, de Young Museum, premier shopping centers, and other attractions. We provide the transportation – just bring a camera!

Stay steps from the Berkeley campus in well-appointed student housing, complete with chaperones, evening meals, linen service, high-speed Internet access, and common areas to relax and chat with friends.

Enjoy complimentary transportation between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and your residence in Berkeley.

And perhaps best of all, make new friends and important connections! You’ll meet adventurous and ambitious students just like yourself, and learn from the best and brightest.

Don’t miss this opportunity to prepare for college and enjoy a unique cultural experience.

To learn more about our upcoming program offerings, just click on the links below.

Or, contact us!

*Offerings vary by program; please see individual course descriptions for details.