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.

Upcoming Workshops

Our next workshop will be in Spring 2020. Stay tuned for more details!

Newsletter Archive

Newsletters are sent out once a semester to both the GSAO and Advisornet listservs. You can also sign up to receive the newsletter.

January 2019

April 2019

December 2019

Past Presentations

Advising International Students

Immigration and Regulatory Updates

Unique International Student Needs

Want to learn more about the population we serve? Check out our international student enrollment reports.

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.