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Get ready for an unforgettable summer experience at our California summer school held on the vibrant campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Open to students aged 15 to 18, this is your chance to immerse yourself in life at the best public university in the world, located in the stunning San Francisco Bay Area. From outstanding scholars to creative thinkers, UC Berkeley has been home to some of the greatest minds for over 150 years.
Join our community of students from across the globe for a summer of adventure, learning, and fun. Our comprehensive summer programmes are designed to give you a taste of what it’s like to study at the University of California while enjoying all the perks of campus life. With 5 different and diverse topics to choose from, you will be able to explore cutting-edge research facilities, attend world-class lectures, or participate in exciting extracurricular activities. Our California Summer School really has it all.
|30 Jun, 14 Jul
Students on our UC Berkeley Summer School will live on campus to get an authentic taste of life as an undergraduate student a one of the world’s best universities.
UC Berkeley is a renowned public research university in Berkeley, California with a rich history dating back to 1868. It offers a diverse range of academic programs and facilities, including a vibrant and dynamic campus in the Bay Area and cutting-edge research centers.
Our students will live on campus at Clark Kerr, a beautiful Spanish style campus where actual undergraduates of the university live during their semesters. This is the perfect setting for students to immerse themselves in an intellectually stimulating environment, surrounded by scenic vistas of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Schedule a call with our admissions experts who can answer any questions you may have and guide you through the booking process, including details on our summer school campuses, how to select the right programme, and what to expect when you arrive.
Curious about what life may be like at one of the top universities in the United States? With Oxford Royale, students can get a fully immersive experience on one of UC Berkeley’s magnificent campuses: Clark Kerr. You’ll live, study, and dine just like an undergraduate student, giving you an authentic taste of university life. And, with its location in the Bay Area, UC Berkeley is in close proximity to San Francisco – a city brimming with entertainment and culture. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore this vibrant area like a real undergraduate.
Visit San Francisco and enjoy the sun and excitement that this city has to offer. Ride the iconic cable cars, wander through Golden Gate Park and soak up the sunshine, view the spectacular skyline from Coit Tower, or have a relaxed visit to the spectacular Palace of Fine Arts.
Sather Tower is a well recognised symbol of the University of California, Berkeley, known as The Campanile for its resemblance to the Campanile di San Marco in Venice. Ride to the top and take in spectacular views of the campus and the entire Bay Area.
The Golden Gate Bridge is a famous image of San Francisco, so have the chance to see this architectural masterpiece for yourself. A marvel of modern engineering, the Golden Gate Bridge is 1.7 miles long and connects San Francisco to Marin County.
Experience an exhilarating baseball game, one of the favourite sports in the USA. There is no better way to unwind after a busy week than with an exciting sporting event, joined by your new friends from across the globe.
Visit Fisherman’s Wharf and take in this iconic neighbourhood, filled with arcades, street performances and views of sea lions from the marina. From Pier 39 you can see some of the most spectacular views of the Bay Area, including Alcatraz Island, Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Take in the spectacular views of San Francisco, including the Painted Ladies, a row of brightly painted houses in the heart of the city. Unwind with new friends, and take in the unforgettable views!
“I’ve been exposed to such a rich tapestry of cultures and I have formed extremely close bonds after only a few days. You’ve got blue skies, and to actually do my learning here and live here with people I have made friends with so quickly has been really amazing.”
Sam, United Kingdom
“I am making friends for life from all around the world, and I have had so much fun with them!”
“San Francisco itself is so magical, I had only ever seen it in films before. The city is very colourful. I think the teachers are all incredible and I have enjoyed having conversations with them, and the guest speakers were also incredible.”
Tommy, United Kingdom
I had an absolutely incredible time doing Summer school with Oxford Royale Academy! I learnt new things about myself and the world around me, and would definitely recommend to others!
I loved the Oxford Royal program, I met many people with bright personalities and unique minds, and I also learned a lot from the teachers, campus staff etc. You will enjoy it!
Oxford Royals Academy made my summer amazing! I learned many new things and I met people from all over the world that I know I can call true friends. I definitely recommend ORA to anyone who wants to make unforgettable memories!
The twelve days I spent in Oxford Summer School were very happy, the teachers were very kind and professional, and the curriculum was very reasonable, which expanded my knowledge. All the courses mean a lot to me and I hope I can come back next summer.
The oxford royale academy was definitely the highlight of my summer. I have not only learnt more about the course I have chosen, but I've also met a lot of new friends, friendly staff and helpful teachers from different cultures all in the same campus and had a lot of unforgettable memories.
Oxford Royale was a great expreince. It was amazing to get to know people all over the globe and form life long relationships.
Once you have decided which programme you would like to attend, and where you would like to study, you can book online using our secure booking system. You will need the details of the student and of the person paying the bill, the name of the programme or programmes you would like to study, and a credit or debit card to pay the enrolment fee.
We are happy to accept enrolment fees via a number of other, non-card payment methods (including domestic and international bank transfer), thanks to our partnership with education payment specialists, Flywire. If you would prefer to pay your enrolment fee by bank transfer or another method, please contact our Admissions team who will be able to assist you.
Once your application has been submitted, your enrolment fee has been received by us and your booking processed by our system or our team, you will be sent an email confirming your place. You will also receive a login to the Oxford Royale Portal, which you will use to provide us with important additional information about you as your time with us approaches.
A Welcome Pack is available to download from the Oxford Royale Portal.
If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a member of our award-winning Customer Service team, please feel free to contact us.
All programme fees include the following:
If you wish to change your programme or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to programmes are always subject to availability. For this reason, it may be more difficult for us to accommodate any changes requested less than 60 days before the programme start date.
Oxford Royale’s terms and conditions for refunds are as follows:
Any cancellation must be received in writing and can only be made on the following terms:
|Period Before Start Date
|Total Refunded (excluding enrolment fee)
Cancellations made after the commencement date of the programme will not receive any refund.
Our English language requirements are as follows:
Students who have studied at an English speaking school for two or more years are exempt from English requirements.
It is certainly possible to take more than one programme and combine a variety of subjects. This can be done by enrolling on two different programmes. For example, you may wish to have two weeks on the Film Academy and then two more weeks on Creative Writing.
Students staying for two consecutive sessions will be provided with accommodation for the Saturday night, and their campus will provide supervised activities between their first session ending and second session starting. Should you have any queries about how to take more than one programme please do not hesitate to contact us.
All our programmes take place in a secure environment. Our students are supervised 24 hours a day by campus staff. All students must check-in regularly during the day: at breakfast roll-call; at their morning classes; in the afternoon for lessons, workshops or activities; at dinner and in the evening before curfew. All campuses have a curfew.
Each campus office has its own safe where students may deposit items of value such as passports, travel documents, bank cards etc.
All campuses have residential staff who can be contacted 24 hours a day.