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Pre-Arrival Online Webinars

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These online webinars are presented by Advisors at Berkeley International Office and are designed to give you basic tips for making a smooth transition to Berkeley. 

Register now for these informative webinars by following the links below. Recordings of the webinars will be posted after they have taken place. 

BIO Web Series

Stay tuned to this spot for the BIO Web Series where international students show you how to navigate situations like finding housing, choosing course and social settings.

What to Pack, A Guide for new international students at UC Berkeley



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iStart: The Cal Edition App

Not just any mobile app-it’s your gateway to living, studying, and thriving at UC Berkeley.

iSTART: Cal Edition was developed by an international student and Berkeley International Office to assist new students adjust to the unique CAL culture.

Get quick information on topics essential to your arrival to campus such as food, transportation, banking, health, academic success, and more!


To Download the app, go to Google Play or Apple iTunes and search for "iStart: The Cal Edition."