Welcome to UCSB! To ensure that you are ready for your first quarter, UCSB encourages you to complete our three-step orientation process for international freshmen.

1.  Complete the UCSB International Freshman Module. (required)


Completion of this online module which covers important academic and campus information is required for international freshmen.

International Freshman Module Link

2. Attend an Online International Freshman Orientation session. (optional)

One-day online orientation sessions that are specifically designed for international freshmen will take place on August 13 and 15. Students will participate in group academic advising, meet with advisors, and have the opportunity to make adjustments to their fall quarter schedule. Students who attend an online session must complete the International Freshman Module prior to their session (see link above). The program fee for Online International Freshman Orientation is $153.

 Register for an Online International Freshman session

If you are an international freshman who will be in the U.S. in late June or July, contact us if you would like to attend an in-person session.

3. Attend CALI Training (Cultural Awareness, Laws, and Immigration Training) at the start of fall quarter. (required)

All incoming international students are required to complete CALI Training (Cultural Awareness, Laws, and Immigration Training). This is separate from the international freshman module provided by Orientation Programs.

Please visit the Office of International Students & Scholars website for CALI dates and more information.

CALI Training

Fall Course Registration

International freshman students will be registered for their appropriate courses by a college advisor. This registration process is ongoing during summer and will be completed by August. Students who attend an Online International Freshman Orientation will have the opportunity to make adjustments to their fall schedule (in consultation with an academic advisor). 

Please note that the schedule you receive has been approved by a college advisor and should not be changed or altered without first consulting the college.