F-1 and J-1 Students

The information on this page is intended for UC Berkeley campus staff working with international degree-seeking students and Education Abroad Program (EAP) reciprocity students. Meet our International Student Advisers and see their selected liaison units.

5 Tips for Successfully Advising International Students

Compiled by Berkeley International Office

  1. Build relationships by expressing curiosity 
    and interest about educational and cultural differences.
  2. Foster sense of belonging by promoting 
    social engagement, and encouraging 
    leadership development.
  3. Connect students to learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom through Office of Undergraduate ResearchDeCalBerkeley Connect, and Public Service.
  4. Recognize and support multiple dimensions 
    of a student’s identity (nationality, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) especially during periods of transition.
  5. Normalize students' experiences and encourage them to seek support services through Berkeley International OfficeCPSTRSPSLCDSP.