Brought to you by Education Unlimited in affiliation with UC Berkeley Summer Sessions. Summer Focus at UC Berkeley is a comprehensive pre-college summer program for high school students from around the world.
UC Berkeley Courses
Summer Focus at UC Berkeley is a 6-week or 8-week summer program offered for high school students in a rare public-private partnership between Education Unlimited® and UC Berkeley Summer Sessions. Students are full members of UC Berkeley Summer Sessions classes, supported by Education Unlimited program staff in navigating the academic, residential, and social elements of life as a Berkeley student.
Summer Focus students participate in Education Unlimited enrichment courses. These classes offer additional educational opportunities such as SAT Test Prep* or College-Level Writing, as well as explore shared interests of students and staff in areas such as Creative Writing, Illustration, and Public Speaking. Enrichment courses compliment the student's Summer Focus experience at UC Berkeley to offer a more memorable experience than summer classes alone.
Excursions & Activities
Students have the opportunity to explore the vibrant and culturally rich city of Berkeley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area through chaperoned excursions. Summer Focus students play basketball at the Golden Bear Recreation Center and study over espresso in local cafes. Students also take weekend trips with Summer Focus staff to San Francisco, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, local parks, and tours of some of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies.
A Cultural Experience
Summer Focus students are able to forge friendships that outlast the summer. Students from coast-to-coast in the US and eleven other countries joined us for Summer Focus at UC Berkeley in 2016. As the only program at UC Berkeley for high school students from within and without the United States, Summer Focus by Education Unlimited offers a truly unique opportunity to become globally conscious while completing coursework.