International Students

The Biology Academic Success Center has a dedicated international academic advisor (IAA) who works with all CBS international students, regardless of major and year. The IAA is your primary point of contact for questions regarding your class schedule, completing graduation requirements, academic difficulties, changing your major and many more services while you complete your studies at UC Davis.

Weekly Emails for CBS International Students

The BASC international academic advisor sends all CBS international students a weekly email bulletin, including important announcements, deadlines, cultural information, events and activities, and other relevant information. CBS international students are encouraged to check their emails for this bulletin.

Resources for International Students

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) assists incoming and current international students and scholars, and their families, with visa and immigration issues while they are at UC Davis. SISS offers a wealth of resources and guidance for international students, and is the main campus resource for international students and scholars.

  • Visa Information for International Students
    Information on preparing to come to UC Davis, on the types of visas available, as well as about visa applications and other resources related to visa status and entering the United States.
  • Information for Newly-Admitted Students
    Important resources and guidelines for international students who are preparing for or have recently arrived at UC Davis. Includes Mandatory SIS check-in and information about obtaining a visa.
  • New Student Orientation Schedules and Information
    A variety of informational orientations are available to new international students to ensure a smooth transition to UC Davis, and to connect you to the resources you need.
  • Information for Current Students
    General information for students who are currently in F-1 or J-1 status with a SISS-issued I-20 or DS-2019 form.
  • Information for International Students who Seek Employment
    Information for students who enter the United States in F-1 or J-1 status on various employment opportunities and regulations, including information about Optional Practical Training (OPT).
  • Programs and Opportunities to Explore the Campus and Community
    SISS offers events, programs, and opportunities for international students, scholars, and families at UC Davis to explore the campus and the local community.
  • Fees and Tuition
    Information about the International Student Administrative Fee (ISAF) required from new and continuing undergraduate international students.
  • Getting Involved on Campus
    Information on programs, events, and resources that help international students experience the Aggie community and make the most of their time at UC Davis.