BGA-Start is designed for students with insufficient English language requirements for full admission to Berkeley Global Access. The requirement of a strong academic background is the same for both programs.
BGA-Start focuses on developing students’ English language skills, which are essential to success in UC Berkeley’s rigorous academic environment. The program enables students to take one main campus course at the discretion of the student advisors and program director.
-Improve English in one of the best universities and at the same time earn American university credits
-Exploring the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, networking with your classmates and professors, participating in student groups, receiving guidance from your peer mentor, and immersing yourself in this vibrant, multicultural environment.
-Part of the ten-campus University of California system: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz