Parents and Families of International Students

Welcome and Thank You to Parents & Families of International Students!

When international students embark on their journey to UC Berkeley, they rarely do so alone. Parents, family, and friends play a big role  even from a distance  in offering support throughout a student's university career. Berkeley International Office appreciates the role you play in supporting your student!

The 2020-2021 International Parent & Family Calendar highlights key dates for new UC Berkeley students and suggestions for how families can offer support throughout the academic year year. 

Orientation for Parents & Families of International Students - Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 - Online 

International Parent & Family Orientation will introduce you to UC Berkeley and share tools and resources to help you support your student as they start their journey at Cal. With a Q&A panel, you will have the chance to have any questions answered by current UC Berkeley students and staff.


Time Activity
6:30 a.m. Welcome & Agenda Review
6:35 a.m. Opening Remarks from Director
6:50 a.m. Navigating Campus [pdf]
7:15 a.m. Cultural Adjustment and Supporting Your Student [pdf]
7:30 a.m. Student & BIO Adviser Panel
8:15 a.m. Conclusion
8:30 a.m. Virtual Campus Tour

Are You a Student Coming to UC Berkeley with Dependents?

See the Family Matters section of our website for links to resources for students with accompanying family.

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