CALI Training

Get ready for CALI! CALI stands for California, and it also stands for Culture, Academics, Laws, and Immigration--issues that have special importance for international students.

If you are an incoming international student, you are mandated (required) by Federal Immigration Policy to attend OISS CALI Training. You will get a lot of important information, and we want you to make some friends and enjoy your first official program at UCSB.CALI Training is a program with 2 parts, one online and one in-person.


CALI Online is an online course help you prepare before you arrive. It is required. There is a quiz at the end and it will prepare you for In-Person CALI Training.

CALI Online for Freshmen
CALI Online for Transfer Students
CALI Online for EAP Students
CALI Online for Graduate Students


The required In Person CALI Training is your chance to meet people and ask questions. You'll meet other UCSB students and have fun, too!
Graduate Student CALI Training: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @1:00pm
First Year (Freshman) CALI Training: September 16-September 22 (Details coming soon!)
Transfer (Junior) CALI Training: Friday, September 20, 2019
EAP (Reciprocity) CALI Training: Monday, September 23, 2019

In the past, CALI Training was called International Student Orientation. We changed the name to avoid confusion with other campus orientation programs that happen during summer or at specific colleges or departments.