Sciences Po

The extracurricular opportunities at Sciences Po are extensive and robust.

There are three main student organizations which arrange much of campus life: The Bureau des Élèves (the student council equivalent for student life), the Bureau des Arts (the council that promotes arts and culture on campus), and the Association Sportive (the council that cultivates sports and fitness).

Apart from these associations, there are many smaller clubs that allow students to explore a vast array of interests from photography to sailing. Fortunately, it is very easy to create student organizations if you can’t find anything that represents your specific interests.

A large part of student life is an all-campus competition called ‘Minicrit’ that happens at the end of the school year. During Minicrit, Sciences Po students have the opportunity to represent their campus and participate in a variety of arts (theater, dance, music, visual art, photography, poetry, etc) and sporting (basketball, cheerleading, football, rugby, volleyball, etc) events.

UC Berkeley

At UC Berkeley, the extracurricular opportunities are endless. Dual Degree students participate in a variety of clubs and organizations from the student newspaper to the student-led DeCal class in coding. UC Berkeley’s UCDC program and Berkeley Global Internships programs are also opportunities in which students often take part.

It is very common for Dual Degree students to become involved in research through UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP). Through this program, students receive academic credit for working on specific research projects with UC Berkeley faculty, choosing from about 400 projects available. Students are free to apply to any research project even if it is outside their area of study.