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 and give you a resource while you are here. It is a required training. There is a quiz at the end and it will prepare you meeting during In-Person CALI Training.
If this is your first visit to GauchoSpace (and it probably is), you will need to:
1) Log in to GauchoSpace using your UCSBNetID and password before enrolling in CALI Online.

2) Then, once you have logged in to GauchoSpace the first time, go to the "Courses" link and, under "Project Sites" find the right CALI for you (use a link below or use the search box on the GauchoSpace project sites listing):

3) Once you are on the CALI ONLINE page, use the link in the right sidebar to "Enroll in this Course


In Person CALI Training is your chance to meet people and ask questions. You'll meet other UCSB students and have fun, too! CALI Training is held in UCSB Corwin Pavilion.

  • Graduate Students: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (following ELPE exam)
  • Freshman Undergraduate Students: Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • Transfer Students: Friday, September 22, 2017
  • EAP Students: Monday, September 25, 2017

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.