Gap Experience programmes in USA, Berkeley

Study long term in California and experience life in the Golden State,where you’ll be immersed in English and surrounded by an exciting mix of cultures. An English gap year course in Berkeley,California,will plunge you straight into a state that sets trends around the world - a haven of creativity and multiculturalism. In Berkeley, you’ll have the chance to live the real California lifestyle, practising your English in authentic, real-life situations, and learning rapidly in full American immersion!


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Why go on an English long term course in Berkeley?


In Berkeley, you’ll get to experience day-to-day city life in California, while having easy access to some of the state’s most iconic cities, such as San Francisco and Sacramento. You’ll learn in an authentic environment, and there’s no better way to learn a language than travelling to the country where it’s spoken. English will be all around you, and you’ll practise in everyday situations, feeling the benefit of long-term immersion as you progress quickly. You’ll meet people from around the world and explore one of the world’s most iconic US states together, combining language-learning and travel to create an experience that will stay with you forever.


What will I do on my English gap year course in Berkeley?


At ESL, our courses are flexible, and you can tailor your gap experience to suit your needs. Choose the number of weeks you want to stay, and we’ll help you organise the rest, even down to your accommodation. We only work with partner schools who reflect our ESL standards, meaning your English long term course in Berkeley will help you learn in a supportive, dynamic environment, designed to stimulate you over the weeks and months. You’ll also develop your skills outside the classroom as you learn what it’s like to live in a new country and culture, and a long-term stay in Berkeley will give you the opportunity to get out and explore California…and beyond!

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