Berkeley and the Bay Area
Although EITM participants will need to devote considerable time and
focus to the rigorous curriculum of the Summer Institute, Berkeley and
the Bay Area will provide ample opportunity for relaxation and recreation
during off-hours. EITM participants will have access to the University of California's
libraries, museums and (for a fee) recreational sports facilities. The
Berkeley campus is located amidst a thriving city of 115,000 that has a huge
and diverse offering of restaurants, cafes, bookstores, shops and
pubs--all within walking distance of the dormitory housing EITM students.
San Francisco, one of the world's
most-loved cities, is just a quick trip away on the Bay Area Rapid
Transit (BART) rail line (which has a
station one block from campus).
Berkeley’s location provides easy access to the cultural and
recreational offerings of northern California. The scenic coastline of Carmel
and Big Sur, the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma counties, and the lakes and
forests of the Sierra Nevada are just a few hours away. The hills above
the campus feature popular trails for hikers, runners, and cyclists.
Berkeley is home to many parks, including Tilden Park, which is part of
the East Bay Regional Parks system, a greenbelt extending 21 miles
through the East Bay Hills.
The Bay Area's climate
is moderate year-round, with the average high temperature in June and
July ranging between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.