New Students

Welcome to UC Berkeley! The staff at Berkeley International Office look forward to your arrival. We know you have a lot to do! The links below are provided to help you get organized for a smooth transition to the campus and to complete all the requirements to maintain your immigration status.

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."

Pre-Arrival Online Webinars

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. Click the links below to view on YouTube, or visit our Tudou page.

BIO Web Series

Click the images below to watch the BIO Web Series featuring current Cal students giving advice on each of the topcs.

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