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


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 19, 2018
First Year (Freshman) CALI Training: Select Session Here
Transfer (Junior) CALI Training: Friday, September 21, 2018
EAP (Reciprocity) CALI Training: Monday, September 24, 2018

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.