Berkeley Global Partnership

Berkeley Global/BASIS International and Bilingual Schools China Educational Partnership

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BASIS International and Bilingual Schools-China is partnering with the University of California Berkeley to offer BASIS China students Berkeley courses, taught by Berkeley trained instructors. These courses are in person at the BASIS International Schools located across China.

The UC Berkeley/BASIS International and Bilingual Schools, China partnership provides high school teachers with an unprecedented opportunity to:

  • Join an experienced team of professional educators who develop and deliver Berkeley course experiences at the forefront of educational innovation
  • Collaborate with distinguished faculty at UC Berkeley to deliver courses onsite in China
  • Teach highly engaged secondary students while experiencing an honored culture and gaining unique life experiences teaching abroad as part of an esteemed international education network

The Berkeley program designs courses directly based on the Berkeley undergraduate curriculum. For our students, their knowledge provided by the accelerated BASIS Curriculum is thus complemented by an undergraduate curriculum from one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Each course’s curriculum is characterized by a level of specialty and complexity that allows students to holistically acquire Berkeley undergraduate program competencies, in a way that is currently unknown for even the most academically vigorous high school programs in private international school education.

This partnership is truly groundbreaking in the world of education as it establishes a new learning community that redefines, both in terms of content and caliber, what may be taught and learned in middle and high school.

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The Berkeley Global-BIBSC partnership was launched in fall 2021 and connects middle and high school students in China with opportunities to engage with UC Berkeley’s challenging curriculum and world-leading faculty, as well as develop connections across the ecosystem of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

Current offerings include courses in entrepreneurship, computer science, and psychology content strands, with more strands to be added in subsequent years. Each strand is developed and supervised by an experienced Berkeley Academic Director with deep academic expertise in their field, allowing students to develop cutting edge knowledge and skills in an area of their choice.

Berkeley Global Studies teachers will teach onsite at our campuses in Eastern and Southern China during the school year. They will cooperate with a UC Berkeley Extension primary instructor to deliver Berkeley Extension versions of undergraduate courses to students from 8th to 12th grade.

BASIS International and Bilingual Schools China students are high-achieving international students preparing for enrollment at top American universities. Berkeley Global Studies teacher candidates will be hired by BIBSC, but will also be affiliates of UC Berkeley Extension. Each BIBSC school already employs about 70 experienced international teachers and is regarded as a prestigious post in international education.

Visit the Berkeley Pre-Collegiate Studies website for more information on curriculum strands.

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