Berkeley Abroad

Porter Fellows

Porter Fellows in Jerusalem, 2020

The Porter Fellowship

Each year, a newly graduated student is appointed as the Porter Fellow at St. George’s College in Jerusalem. The Porter Fellow typically spends 9 months in residence at St. George’s College, Jerusalem. Canon Gregory Jenks, Dean of St. George’s College, says, “The Fellowship recipients will benefit through opportunities to live, work and grow in Jerusalem—the cradle of the Christian faith and a bellwether of our multicultural world.”

This partnership between Berkeley and St. George’s College is supported by a generous grant from the H. Boone and Violet M. Porter Foundation. Berkeley is grateful to the Rev’d Canon Nicholas T. Porter ’86, ’94 MDiv for providing this opportunity to Berkeley graduates.

4 students in Cambridge UK, 2019

Berkeley students at Westcott, 2019

The Westcott House Exchange Program

Westcott House, located in Cambridge, UK, is a British theological college, what Americans would know as a seminary. Westcott House is a member of the Cambridge Theological Federation, which brings together seven different theological training institutions to provide a wide range of faculty and courses. 

Berkeley students have the opportunity to apply to be exchange students at Westcott House for one term. Many Westcott House courses are taught in the traditional “English tutorial” model, where they get ample time to conduct independent research and writing. 

Participants of the exchange program benefit from living in a unique Anglican theological college and its liturgical community. This is primarily a fall semester program. It is a true exchange in the sense that the number of Westcott students who come to Berkeley is the number of Berkeley students who go to Westcott.