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<< September 2017 >>

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Berkeley Walking Tour

Tour/Open House | September 2 | 10:30 a.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Corner of Bancroft & Telegraph

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you want to explore the city beyond Cal Campus, come join a walking tour of all the favorite hot spots near campus. We will show you favorite coffee shops, restaurants, markets, shops, and other hangouts all within walking distance of UC Berkeley.

The tours will begin just outside the MLK Student Union by the Cal Student Store at 10:30 AM. Tour guides will be holding Berkeley International...   More >

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Full Moon Hike

Social Event | September 6 | 8:30-10:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office in hiking up to the Big C under the light of the full moon! At the top of this easy hike, you're treated to a breath-taking view of the bay lit up by city light and stars.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | September 7 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends,family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Location: Daily Pint (1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley)
Date:September 7th, 2017
Time: 6- 8 pm

We look forward to...   More >

Friday, September 8, 2017

What's Up with That? - Adjustment to the U.S.

Workshop | September 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Adjustment to the U.S. is a discussion based workshop that focuses on topics that are particular to the the unique U.S. culture. Students will be able to learn and share about their experiences here, as well as learn how to overcome these differences. The workshop will be the first of many in our new Intercultural Communication Series.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Getting to SF: Using BART and the Bus

Information Session | September 9 | 10 a.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you're intimidated by the Bay Area's public transportation system, we've got your back! Join us to learn how to master San Francisco's bus and subway system so that you'll be able to get anywhere you need to go in the Bay Area. We will visit the most convenient public transportation hubs and teach you how each one connects to the City. Then, if you're feeling brave, you can make use of them to...   More >

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Yoga in the Glade

Special Event | September 10 | 11 a.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Feeling stressed from your first few weeks at school? Come join us for some quality relaxation by doing yoga out in the sun! We will lead you in a half-hour long yoga session--no previous yoga experience is necessary!

Wear comfy clothes, and bring your own yoga mat or towel.

Botanical Gardens Hike

Social Event | September 10 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Front Steps

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Take a break and get out in nature for a little bit with this short hike through the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden. Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just want to get a little exercise on a sunny Sunday afternoon, we'd love to have you come along!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation: Workshop | September 12 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends,family or new colleagues.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Location: Daily Pint (1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley)
Date:September 13th, 2017
Time: 6- 8 pm
We look forward to...   More >

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Board Games and Coffee

Social Event | September 14 | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us for an evening of board games at the famous Victory Point Cafe. It costs $5 to play, but then you get access to Victory Point's entire massive board game library for the entire evening.

You can meet us at the cafe at 5 PM, or join us outside the MLK student union at 4:30 PM to head over together. Make sure so sign up in the link below to secure your spot at the game...   More >

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Salsa Dance Block Party

Social Event | September 17 | 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, outside Cal Student Store

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you a veteran salsa dancer? Have you never danced before in your life? No worries--all are welcome at the monthly salsa dance block party! Come dance like no one's watching in the streets of Berkeley.

We will meet at the MLK Student Union just outside the Cal Student Store at 11:45 AM to head down together. Look for the person with the BIO sign! Please RSVP to the link below if you plan to...   More >

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

On-campus Job Search Panel

Workshop | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

On-campus part-time job, volunteering in the community or involvement with student clubs will help enrich your overall college life, build up competitive skills craved by future employers, and provide valuable U.S. work experience for your pursuit of next “dream” job. Looking for a job on campus but not sure where to start? A panel of current international students will share their tips and...   More >

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Coffee Break

Social Event | September 20 | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

This week at coffee break we will be talking about culture shock. Learn from other students' experiences, and share your own. Come join us at 3 PM this Wednesday to chat and...   More >

Friday, September 22, 2017

Foodie Meetup

Social Event | September 22 | 5-8 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

In the Bay Area, there's no shortage of good food--and at the Oakland Food Festival, you'll get the chance to sample some of the best the Bay Area has to offer! Come join us for an evening of amazing food and good company.

We will meet at 5 PM at the MLK Student Union just outside the Cal Student Store to head down to Jack London Square in Oakland together--we will be holding a BIO sign so...   More >

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Dragon Boat Festival

Social Event | September 23 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, outside Cal Student Store

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

This is an event you don't want to miss! The annual Dragon Boat Festival includes cultural performances, amazing food, and of course, boat racing! Come down and cheer for your favorite boat while spending the afternoon at the beautiful Lake Merritt.

We will meet up at 10 AM at the MLK Student Union just outside the Cal Student Store--just look for the person holding the BIO sign! RSVP below

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Exploring Majors and Career Options

Workshop | September 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42 Conference Room

 Career Center

Undecided about your major? Not sure of the best academic path to your dream job? You're not alone! Join experts from the Career Center, the Career Counseling Library, and L&S, and learn how to start working towards your post-graduation career goals.

RSVP if you plan to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/URH5VWz5LXo9e6vC3

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation: Workshop | September 27 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

Coffee Break

Social Event | September 27 | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

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 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from midterms and enjoy a caffeinated boost with some FREE coffee at Julie's Cafe. Bring a friend or meet new ones from all over the world!

This week we'll be chatting about self-care, so let us know what you like to do when your feeling sad or stressed. Maybe it's watching your favorite TV show, or chatting with friends...or drinking some warm coffee!   More >

Thursday, September 28, 2017

International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception

Social Event | September 28 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  The Center at the YWCA

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Berkeley International Office would like to invite spouses and partners of international students and scholars to attend the Fall 2017 International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 28th.

Come meet other spouses and partners who are new to UC Berkeley and learn about campus and community resources in the Berkeley area.

Light refreshments will be served....   More >

iMix: International Student Carnival

Special Event | September 28 | 4-7 p.m. |  Faculty Glade

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come one, come all to the International Student Carnival! Enjoy a sunny afternoon in Faculty Glade with friends, carnival games, food, prizes, water balloons, a photo booth, face painting, and so much more! Meet and mingle with new and continuing students from all across the globe. This event is sponsored by Berkeley International Office and the International Student Association at...   More >