University of California Berkeley International Study Program

The Berkeley International Study Program (BISP) provides the opportunity for visiting international students to take courses alongside UC Berkeley students in a short-term study abroad program for one or two semesters.

BISP provides sponsorship and the necessary letter of invitation to obtain a student visa for qualified students who enroll in courses on a fee-paying basis.

We also offer a robust program of activities and support to students who get the much sought-after “Berkeley Experience.”

BISP students come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, particularly those in the Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Biological and Physical Sciences.