Student Leadership Programs

Student Leadership Programs at Berkeley International Office

Interested in becoming more involved? Would you like a leadership position that supports international students on campus? BIO encourages you to consider one (or more!) of the positions below. Any UC Berkeley undergraduate student (international or US American) who has been on campus for more than one year are welcome to apply.

Peer Mentorship Program


Our mentor & mentee application is closed for 2018. 

Peer Mentors assist incoming first year and transfer international students successfully transition to life at UC Berkeley. We match current students with incoming students to create small communities of support based on similar academic interests. The program runs April-November.

Global Student Ambassador Program

Information  |  Applications not currently available. 

The GSA program provides unique opportunities for GSAs to gain an in-depth look at International Student & Scholar Services and the field of International Education as well as foster a mentor/mentee relationship in an office renowned for its high-performance culture.

Orientation Leader Program


Applications are due on July 27, 2018.

Did you know? UC Berkeley has more than 8000 international students from over 135 different countries. Berkeley International Office (BIO) hosts a full week of orientation events before the start of fall semester to help welcome new international students and help them adjust to their new life at UC Berkeley. BIO is looking for 45 outstanding Orientation Leaders (OL) to help facilitate various orientation activities during the week.

Global Connections Program

Information  |  Applications are open! 

Global Connections provides an opportunity for international students and American students to do cross-cultural exchange and learning. We hope that with connections made, students will develop a better understanding about another culture and have fun making new friends from around the world.