CALI Training Is Required For All Incoming International Students

Get ready for CALI! CALI stands for California, and it also stands for Cultural Awareness, Laws, and Immigration--topics that have special importance for international students. 

If you are an incoming international student, you are mandated (required) by Federal Immigration Policy to complete OISS CALI training. It will help prepare you for academic, social and professional success as an international Gaucho at UCSB, a world-class research university. OISS staff are excited to provide you with this training where you will receive a lot of important information, but also as an opportunity to welcome you to UCSB! We hope that you'll use this time to make some friends and get to know the friendly staff of OISS as well. 

Please click here to see the CALI Training Timeline for Summer and Fall 2021!

Enter Zoom webinar on September 15 at 5 pm PDT (passcode: 985771)

View the September 15 Immigration Basics Webinar

View the September 1 Meet the Director + Student Health Webinar Recording 

View the July 21 Student Life Webinar Recording

View the June 23rd Pre-Arrival Webinar Recording


Is there a fee for CALI Training?

Yes, the CALI Training fee assessed by OISS helps to support a variety of services provided to our international students, including orientation, student visa assistance, international student advising, programs to help integrate international students into academic and student life at UC Santa Barbara, and funding to comply with federally mandated regulations.

Undergraduate: $125

SEVIS Transfer Students: $125

Graduate: $75

EAP: $75

Information about UCSB Orientation Programs

Please note that the required CALI training is separate from the Orientation Programs that are offered by UCSB. We highly encourage you to participate so that you can get the same experience as all UCSB incoming freshmen! Visit the UC Santa Barbara Orientation Programs & Parent Services website for more information.