Editors’ Note: Where are the Bears?

Although many of us Bears stay in the Bay Area during the academic year, there are also thousands of us putting our prints all around the globe. Studying abroad presents an opportunity for new experiences and the chance to immerse yourself in another culture. 

Leaving the comfort of our den at UC Berkeley can lead to anxiety and stress at the idea of going out into the unknown, however. We hope this study abroad special issue gives you some peace of mind to take a leap of faith! Going abroad for a semester or even a whole year is exciting, and truly a once in a lifetime experience. Read about how to ball on a budget, the adventures of nightlife abroad and personal study abroad stories.

Berkeley is only a small city on a huge map. Explore beyond the Bay — there are so many places to see! 

Joyce Cam is the special issues editor. Contact Joyce at [email protected] .