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Environmental Studies - UC Berkeley

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Interested in a “Green Career”? Dive into the captivating world of Ecology & Environmental Science with our program, offering a unique interdisciplinary perspective on environmental sustainability! This course goes beyond the scientific aspects, delving into how human activities impact our planet.

  • Equipped with innovative tools, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the numerous environmental challenges we face today.
  • With the added advantage of studying along the scenic coastline, you'll explore the diverse ecosystems of the Bay Area firsthand.
  • Whether your interest lies in environmental science, ecological agriculture, or conservation policy, this program paves the way for a deeper appreciation of environmental management and conservation.

It's an opportunity to explore various career paths and become an informed advocate for our planet's future. Join us to unravel the mysteries of ecology and play your part in shaping a sustainable world!

This program is not run by the campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for this program in any way.


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Location

The University of California, Berkeley, is ranked as one of the top public universities in the world!

  • Its faculty has garnered over 70 Nobel Prizes and 14 Pulitzers.

  • Its excellence in academics, alongside its abundant recreation opportunities and prized location in the San Francisco Bay Area, affords the ideal program experience for students.

What's Included

Full Board - Residential Students:

  • Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, academic course, weekend excursions, application fee $99

  • Excludes: optional airport pickup and drop off service (available for an additional fee)

Day Course - Commuter Students:

  • Includes: lunch, academic course, excursions, programming from 9am to 6pm, Monday-Friday, application fee $99

  • Excludes: lodging, breakfast, dinner, and weekend excursions (Weekend excursions can be added on for $125 per day)

Activities

Diverse Discovery! Activities and sights to suit every interest await in the vibrant surroundings:

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Lawn games, and more.

Accommodations

Experience the true first-year students lifestyle on UC Berkeley campus!

  • Share a gender-segregated dorm room without A/C, accommodating two to four students, in the iconic Unit 1 or Unit 2 Residence Halls.

  • Rooms contain an extra-long twin size bed, desks, drawers, mirror and a closet.

  • Bed sheets and linens will be provided (but extra blankets and towels are recommended).

  • Shared common bathrooms, just like first-year college students.

  • 24-hour security and electronic keys to enter each building and dorm room.

  • Enjoy meals at the bustling Crossroads Dining Hall or explore local Berkeley eateries.

  • Catering to most dietary needs, ensuring everyone has delicious and healthy meal choices.

Excursions

  • Bay Area Exploration: Discover attractions like the Exploratorium and Chabot Space & Science Center, including the NASA Ames Visitor Center.
  • Cultural Richness: Embrace the history, sights, parks, and famous landmarks the Bay Area has to offer.
  • Berkeley Arts & Culture: Dive into the arts and culture scene with UC Berkeley's vibrant community offerings, including parks, stages, and renowned restaurants.
  • California's Great America: A 100-acre amusement park with famous attractions, including the celebrated Gold Striker roller coaster.
  • San Francisco Scavenger Hunt: Discover San Francisco's famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf through an interactive scavenger hunt.

Educational Excursions:

  • Meeting with local habitat restoration experts from a nonprofit focused on San Francisco Bay protection and restoration.
  • Volunteer citizen monitoring activities, including local water sample collection.
  • Practice in identifying phytoplankton as part of NOAA’s target Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) organisms monitoring network.
  • Touring the historic UC Botanical Gardens, spanning 34 acres and hosting over 10,000 plant varieties.

Transportation

  • Group airport transfers: $95 each way.

  • Transfers outside of the official group pick-up and drop-off time window: $195 each way

  • Unaccompanied minor transportation: $145 total each way

Arrivals During Flight Window:

  • Greeted by campus staff.

  • Stay at the airport with staff until the flight window closes and all students have arrived.

  • Transported to campus after the flight window ends.

  • No immediate meeting by staff; must wait for the official arrival window.

  • For late arrivals(within reason), for those that pay a transfer fee will be met at the airport.

General Departure Information:

  • Students who opt for departure transfer (with a $95 fee) will arrive at the airport at maximum 10:00am.

  • Suitable for flights departing at 12:00pm or later.

  • With additional fee, there might be service for flights departing before 12:00pm.

Lesson Plan

Program Overview:

  • Learn how complex environmental matters are delineated through scientific study, including field work, lab work, and analysis of data.
  • Explore how environmental matters are addressed through management plans and practices based on scientific study and evidence.
  • Analyze the connection between the earth’s natural resources and the impact of human activities on them.
  • Using case studies, research how environmental policy is developed and debated, and discover how science, management, and other factors determine policy.

Course Schedule:

  • First week: Five 3-hour classes, 9am-12pm, Monday to Friday
  • Second week: Four 3-hour classes, 9am-12pm, Monday to Thursday
  • Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers)

Sample Tutors

  • Courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums.

  • Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

Extras

  • Airport Shuttle service: $95 (Each way)

  • Registration fee: $99

  • Pocket Money: We suggest an extra $100 per week.

Requirements

Criteria for Admission:

  • Vaccination Requirements: May be necessary for in-person programs, depending on university policies.

  • Academic requirements:

    • For students entering grades 9-12

    • A grade point average of 3.0 (or equivalent)

  • English Proficiency for International Students: Telephone interview or minimum test scores:

    • TOEFL: 490 (paper) or 60 (iBT).

    • Cambridge: PET-Distinction or FCE-C.

    • SAT: 450 in Reading/Writing.

  • Decisions are emailed within 7 to 10 business days after application review.


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Session Dates

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June - Boarding

Start 6/16/2024
End 6/28/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $5,897

June - Day Camp

Start 6/16/2024
End 6/28/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $3,297

June - Boarding

Start 6/30/2024
End 7/12/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $5,897

June - Day Camp

Start 6/30/2024
End 7/12/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $3,297

July - Boarding

Start 7/14/2024
End 7/26/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $5,897

July - Day Camp

Start 7/14/2024
End 7/26/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $3,297

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