BIO Orientation Leader Program

Be a Berkeley International Office Orientation Leader!

Did you know that UC Berkeley has more than 8,000 international students from more than 135 different countries? Berkeley International Office (BIO) hosts orientation events before the start of each semester to welcome new international students and help them adjust to their new life at UC Berkeley. BIO is looking for 25-40 outstanding Orientation Leaders (OLs) to help facilitate orientation activities at the beginning of each semester.

Time Commitment

  • OL Training: TBD
  • Orientation: TBD


OLs must:

  • Be a full-time student at UC Berkeley in good academic standing — we welcome both international and domestic students
  • Possess leadership, problem-solving, and team-building skills as demonstrated by past leadership experience
  • Be available for all of the above listed training and orientation events

Orientation Leader Duties:

  • Serve as a role model and resource to new international students and their families during orientation week
  • Facilitate ice-breakers and lead team-building activities
  • Assist in the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of International Student Orientation
  • Participate in student panels or give presentations for new international students and their families
  • Perform in orientation skits addressing common cultural transition issues of international students at UC Berkeley
  • Perform other duties as assigned by BIO staff

OL applications are now closed. Check back next semester!

Why should I apply?

Serving as an OL is a great opportunity to explore your leadership traits and develop intercultural communication skills, plus it's an excellent addition to your resume! Foster a mentor-mentee relationship in an office renowned for its high-performance culture. You will also receive an Orientation Leader T-shirt and a Cal bag!

How do I apply?

Our OL application is now closed, but check back next semester!


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