Formal study abroad is considered to be an intrinsic part of the language-learning process, and we actively encourage our students to participate in the variety of programs that are offered here at Berkeley. In Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica and Chile, there are program options that are suitable for students who have an intermediate-level language background, as well as opportunities for those who are fully fluent. In Brazil, there are program options for students with no Portuguese, as well as for those who are fluent. EAP offers summer, semester, and classic full academic year immersion programs.
Students with existing language ability may pursue their major studies at some of the most prestigious institutions in Latin America or Spain.
Three program types are available:
- Programs focusing on language acquisition
- Programs requiring a minimum of two years of university-level Spanish (through Spanish 4 at UCB)
- Programs with no language requirement – Brazil only.
Interested students should obtain the relevant information early in the semester preceding the one in which they plan to go abroad from:
Click here for the EAP Language Prerequisite Guide