Sometimes the best way to get information is to talk to someone. OISS invites you to participate in our video chat answer sessions. Led by OISS staff, these sessions are intended for you to ask questions before you arrive on campus. 

OISS uses Zoom to host these online sessions. You can participate using your computer, or just phone in. You are not required to have video or a camera to listen. You do not need any special equipment.

Getting Your Student Visa
Questions and answers about the student visa process with advisor Erik Williams
Wednesday, July 8 at 8:30 am (PDT)

Preparing for UCSB: Information for Students, Parents, and Families
Questions and answers with OISS Director Simran Singh *Recording available here
Wednesday, July 15 at 4:00 pm (PDT)

Health Care in America
Questions and answers with OISS and UCSB Student Health Services *Recording available here 
Wednesday, July 22 at 4:00 pm (PDT)

Making Friends & Getting Involved
Social tips from the International Student Advisory Board *Recording available here
Wednesday, July 29 at 4:00 pm (PDT)

Fall 2020 Immigration & Academics During COVID
Questions and answers with OISS and academic advisors from each of the Colleges (Letters & Science, Engineering and Creative Studies). *Recording available here
*Presentation slides available here
Wednesday, August 19 at 6:00 pm (PDT)