Through the College of Environmental Design's Global Access Program (CED-GAP) at UC Berkeley, top qualifying international students gain the knowledge, skills and connections necessary to excel as innovators and thought leaders in sustainable built environment design.
CED-GAP provides unique access to top-notch Berkeley faculty, courses and networks within the innovation ecosystem of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Built for both majors and non-majors, the core curriculum emphasizes sustainability, design and social difference, and history and theory of cities and landscapes. Majors engage in a design studio or planning workshop, while non-majors are able to take one UC Berkeley elective from outside the College's curriculum.
In addition to a formal course of study, CED-GAP students are welcome to attend all college public lectures, symposia and conferences; join CED student clubs; participate in college social events; and attend university lectures and other events. CED will provide GAP students with opportunities to explore the San Francisco Bay Area through organized field trips that combine experiential education and fun.
Programs may also be customized to meet curricular needs of students. Enhancements may include: professional development, graduate school admissions workshops, cohort lunches and immersive California field trips.
Students take 4 courses (12-15 units). Upon completion, students will receive a transcript from University of California, Berkeley Extension and a Certificate of Completion from Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.
Learn more and apply online at ced.berkeley.edu/academics/global-access-program
An Inside Look into CED-GAP
Watch this video to hear from Dean Jennifer Wolch, Coordinator of Policy and Strategic Initiatives Elizabeth Bowler, Lecturer Tommy Haddock and recent graduates. You’ll get an inside look into what makes this short-term, study-abroad program fascinating, academically stimulating and uniquely Berkeley: