A sun-drenched land, rich in fruit orchards, California is also a meeting place where the traditions from Europe or the Orient mix with the native Indian culture, a new land yet at the same time ancient. California is also the final frontier, the American dream of a Promised Land stretched out along the Pacific.
Located on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a colourful and friendly city, known internationally for its university founded in 1868 (University of California). The city has more than 40,000 students out of a total population of 120'000. From the magnificent marina to the hills of Grizzly Peak, it overflows with entertainment possibilities and places to go out to. The region’s numerous national parks openly invite you to visit them. Welcome to Berkeley, student stronghold and the heart of the Far West!