ORIAS helps teachers globalize their course materials.

Please do not hesistate to email with questions or requests for assistance.

Contact Information

University of California, Berkeley
Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS)
1995 University Avenue, room 520D
Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

email: orias@berkeley.edu
phone: 510-643-0868

Shane Carter
Program Coordinator


BART: Exit at the Downtown Berkeley station. When you leave the BART station, walk north two blocks to University Avenue, then west two blocks on University. The Golden Bear Center is located on University Avenue between Milvia Street and Bonita Avenue.

AC Transit: The closest major intersection is University Avenue and Shattuck Avenue. Walk two blocks west on University. The Golden Bear Center is located on University Avenue between Milvia Street and Bonita Avenue.

Car: From Interstate 80, exit at the University Avenue off-ramp in Berkeley. Take University Avenue east approximately 2.5 miles. The Golden Bear Center is located at 1995 University Avenue between Milvia Street and Bonita Avenue.

Street Parking

On weekdays public parking over two hours is restricted to permit holders on residential streets in the Berkeley area. There is some metered parking available in commercial areas. Public parking is available at lots in downtown Berkeley.

Nearby Parking Lots*

Golden Bear Center Basement Lot (enter on Bonita Avenue).
This lot has been changed to a UC Berkeley C,F lot. People without UC Parking passes may park in unreserved spots and pay at the parking pachine near the elevator doors.
Max day rate is $15

Berkeley Way City Lot (between Shattuck and Milvia)
8 hr max is $12 (free on Sundays)

Center Street garage
Early bird rate before 9:00AM Monday-Friday is $10
No early bird rates on Saturday
Max day rate is $20

Allston Street garage (adjacent to SFCC)

Early bird before 9:00AM is $12
Max day rate is $20
Saturday max day rate $10

UC Bio Sciences/Berkeley Way Lot (between Shattuck/Oxford)
Public parking only on weekends
$1/hr first hr; $2/each additional hr
Max day rate is $20

PDF Map of lots in Berkeley

*hourly rates (updated 1/9/15)