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. For full descriptions and to register, click the links below:
- Applying for a Student Visa | May 25, or click here for recording
- Housing in the Bay Area |click link for recording*
- First Year Experience | June 8
- Undergrad Academic Success and Culture | June 14
- Grad Academic Success and Culture | June 14
- International Transfer Students | June 27
- Money Matters | July 20
*All recorded webinars are also available on Tudou.