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.
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.
SEVIS Transfer Students: $125
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.