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 2021-2022 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. 

International Parent & Family Orientation - Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 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.

Schedule

Time Activity
3:00 p.m. Welcome & Agenda Review
3:05 p.m. Welcome from BIO's Director [PDF slides]
3:20 p.m. Navigating Campus [PDF slides]
3:45 p.m. Cultural Adjustment and Supporting Your Student [PDF slides]
4:00 p.m. Student & BIO Adviser Panel
4:55 p.m. Conclusion
5:00 p.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.

Fall 2021 BIO International Parent & Family Orientation Recording

Fall 2021 BIO International Parent & Family Orientation

BIO's International Parent & Family Orientation, recorded on August 18, 2021, will introduce you to UC Berkeley and share tools and resources to help you support your student as they start their journey at Cal.

If you would like to navigate to a specific section of the orientation, please use the links below:

1:14 Welcome from BIO Director

14:37 Navigating Campus

39:27 Cultural Adjustment & Supporting Your Student

52:36 Student & BIO Adviser Panel

If you require captioning to access a pre-recorded event on our website, please contact Berkeley International Office at internationaloffice@berkeley.edu. Please expect 7-10 days for captioning to be provided.