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!

Parent & Family Calendar 

The 2023-2024 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. 

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 Please expect 7-10 days for captioning to be provided.