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.

Download our free International Student Mobile App!

iStart: The Cal Edition App

iSTART: Cal Edition is not just any other mobile app—it’s your gateway to living, studying, and thriving at UC Berkeley.

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

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

To Download, search for “iSTART: Cal Edition”