International students are an important part of UC Berkeley and the Haas community. They bring global voices, share their cultures, and contribute different business perspectives to the classroom.
The Berkeley International Office (BIO) is your source for non-academic advice and assistance. All new international students must check in with BIO and attend its orientation program as a condition of their enrollment. You will receive information about the BIO orientation with your visa documents, as well as on the BIO website.
BIO can help you with:
- Financial aid
- Immigration matters
- Information on living in Berkeley
- Personal and cultural issues
- Work authorization permits
We recommend that you subscribe to the International Student Listserv, an e-mail digest of immigration news, special events, announcements, financial aid deadlines, workshop dates, and other useful information. Subscription instructions are included with your visa document, and at the BIO orientation.