High School Immersion Entrepreneurship

Berkeley Business Academy for Youth

International Students

Business has never been more global. The participation of high-school students from around the world enriches the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth experience for everyone.

International students who are proficient in English are welcome to apply to the program. A member of the B-BAY Admissions Committee will interview you to determine your level of English proficiency. International students requiring a visa to the US must apply by (April 15, 2019).

Visa Requirement

Because B-BAY is a non-credit, two-week program

  • Citizens of countries who need a visa to enter the United State, should obtain a B-2 "Visitor for Pleasure" visa, not an F-1 student visa. This allows students to enjoy tourist activities as well as to participate in B-BAY.
  • Citizens of countries who participate in the Visa Waiver Program should enter the U.S. in WT "Waiver Tourist" status which permits the same flexibility.

Go to the US State Department's travel site for more information.

Application Assistance

If you live in China and want help completing your online application and for residential information, please contact

Tim Tu

Covers: Southern & Central China (Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Chengdu, Chongqing, etc.)

Kristine Liu

Covers: Northern China (Beijing, Tianjin, Xian, Shenyang, etc.) and Shanghai area (Hangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, etc.)