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.

Join Our Summer 2015 Pre-Arrival Webinars

Space is limited. Register Now!

A webinar is a live, online event broadcast via the Internet. The webinars below are presented by expert international student advisors here at Berkeley International Office who will answer any questions you may have to help you prepare for your arrival in Berkeley. All webinars are scheduled on Pacific Data Time (PDT). You will get instructions for joining the webinar after you register at the links below:

Applying for a Student Visa

Thursday, May 7, @2-3pm or,
Wednesday, June 3, @10am

Learn about the visa application process at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate and what to expect when entering the U.S.

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Your First Year Experience

Wednesday, June 10, @3pm

For Undergrads! Learn what events you cannot miss and which resources to use and when to use them. Get ready for this exciting glimpse into what your first year could be like! The experts - current UC Berkeley students - will be present to help answer any questions you have.

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Academic Success & Culture

Tuesday, June 16, @10:30am

This workshop will help you to understand the cultural context of academic expectations in the U.S. and at UC Berkeley. Get tips on navigating campus resources and avoiding common mistakes that may have serious consequences.

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Money Matters

Wednesday, July 15, @1pm

Join Berkeley International Office and the Office of Financial Aid to learn about how to manage your money, the real costs of living in Berkeley, how to open a bank account, and how to make the most of your money. We will also provide a brief overview of financial aid opportunities.

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