Marcus Holgersson - exchange responsible
A summer in California with an amazing variation of nature, long coastline and high mountains.
Study and live together with friends and other students from all over the world.
UC Berkeley offers over 600 courses in everything from astronomy to statistics.
Every two years around 35 aspiring civil engineers from the Industrial Engineering and Management program at Chalmers are given the opportunity to visit the University of California, Berkeley. The exchange takes place over nine weeks from the middle of June to the middle of August. During this time the students participate in two indivdually chosen courses from Berkeley's summer selection for a total of seven American credits. In addition to the studies the students perform project case work aimed towards Swedish companies in the Valley as well as visits at leading tech companies.
Each year over 16 000 students participate in Berkeley's summer sessions. 4 000 of them are international students. The summer courses are the same as those during the academic year but customized to run during the summer.READ MORE
Work on project case work together with other students at a Nordic startup in Silicon Valley. This is an exciting part of the exchange where the student is offered practical experience of the engineering profession and a glimpse into the startup life.READ MORE
The Berkeley Exchange aims to give students experience of education with new perspectives, improved language skills and a wider international network. The proximity to Silicon Valley, the technology hub of California, further brings a unique opportunity for study visits and project case work. Together, these opportunities have the potential to give students insight into the development processes of leading tech companies.