CALI Training

Get ready for CALI! CALI stands for California, and it also stands for Cultural Awareness, 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.

PART 1: Online (Pre-Arrival)

CALI Online is an online course help you prepare before you arrive, including information about immigration requirements and planning your move to UCSB. It is required. There is a quiz at the end to confirm your understanding of some important concepts. CALI Online uses the GauchoSpace platform so you can start becoming familiar it (many of your classes will use GauchoSpace, too).

CALI Online for 2020 will be available July 1. Check back here for a link to your CALI Online. 

PART 2: In Person

The required In-Person CALI Training will happen once you arrive at UCSB. It will include OISS confirmation of your immigration documents, as well as an introduction to campus and on-campus resources. This your chance to meet people and ask questions. We also hope you will connect with other students and enjoy the experience. 

In-Person CALI Training is usually scheduled during the week prior to the start of classes. Due to COVID-19, we request your flexibility. Based on the October 1 start date for Fall 2020 classes, the following dates for CALI Training are planned at this time:

  • Graduate Students: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
  • Freshmen (First-Year Undergraduates): Thursday, September 24, 2020
  • Transfer Students: Friday, September 25, 2020
  • EAP/Reciprocity Students: Monday, September 28, 2020