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UC Berkeley, USA

Exclusive Summer Pre College Psychology and Neuroscience Program for High Schoolers on UC Berkeley Campus

age icon 14-18 years old

age icon 2 weeks

age icon Weekly hours: 26

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Embark on an enthralling journey into the human mind with our psychology and neurology program, tailor-made for curious minds! This course offers a deep dive into the intricate relationships between the brain, behavior, and human thought processes. It's a unique opportunity to connect with experts in both psychology and neuroscience, blending physical insights with behavioral understanding.

  • You'll unravel the mysteries of human functioning through interactive psychology simulations and hands-on neurology workshops.
  • Delve into the fascinating world of social dynamics, emotions, personality, mental illness, beliefs, and the interplay between mind, brain, and body.
  • Beyond theory, you'll engage in classic psychological experiments, gaining a practical understanding of human behavior and research methods.
  • For the grand finale, you'll craft your own psychology theory, conduct an experiment to test it, and showcase your findings.

This program isn't just an academic pursuit; it's a voyage into understanding ourselves and others, equipping you with tools to decipher the most complex of all mysteries – the human mind.

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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)


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

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Lawn games, and more.


  • 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:

  • Visit the Action & Consciousness Lab and other labs at SFSU.



  • 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:

  • Uncover the mystery of how the mind works, and examine the connection between the brain and human behavior.
  • Develop solutions to the complex questions of human behavior through hands-on activities such as a brain dissection and real-world experiments.
  • Understand treatment strategies for a variety of mental health issues that affect millions of individuals.
  • Interact with clinical psychologists, neurologists and researchers who are experts in this specialized field.
  • Learn how to construct a novel psychological theory and design experiments to test it (Research Methods)
  • Discover what psychology is like as a profession, as an academic or clinician.

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)

Criteria for Admission:

  • Vaccination Requirements: May be necessary for in-person programs, depending on university policies.
  • Academic requirements:
    • Completion of 8th grade by the program start date.
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA (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.

Sample Tutor:

  • Sean Chandler:
    • MA in Research Psychology, focusing on mind, brain, and behavior, from San Francisco State University (SFSU).
    • BA in Cognitive Psychology from SFSU.
    • Professor of Cognitive Psychology at SFSU.
    • Experience teaching Research Methods in Psychology.
    • Manager of the Cognitive Psychophysiology Lab at SFSU.


  • Airport Shuttle service: $95 (Each way)

  • Registration fee: $99 (Included in course fee)

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

Session Dates

Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

June - Session 1 - Day Course
Start 6/23/2024
End 7/5/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $3,297
June - Session 1 - Full Board
Start 6/23/2024
End 7/5/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $5,897
July - Session 2 - Full Board
Start 7/7/2024
End 7/19/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $5,897
July - Session 2 - Day Course
Start 7/7/2024
End 7/19/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $3,297
July - Session 3 - Day Course
Start 7/21/2024
End 8/2/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $3,297
July - Session 3 - Full Board
Start 7/21/2024
End 8/2/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $5,897

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