This year, the International Student Program (ISP) established the first ever International Transfer Scholars Program. The program was set up to provide more support to students who are interested in transferring to the University of California institutions or other top schools such as Stanford University. Near the start of the semester, students were invited to be part of the program based on their academic records and active community participation.
As a member of this program, they have access to multiple one-on-one advising sessions with our UC Berkeley representative as well as added support from the ISP team, including academic advising from Carlos Romero, the international student academic counselor. They also receive guidance and support for every step of their application from the start until they have successfully transferred to the school of their choice.
So far, the students have been on a UC Berkeley campus tour, participated in two workshops (one on the UC application and the other on Personal Insight Questions), and have also had at least one advising session with the UC Berkeley representative. We look forward to providing continued support to our transfer scholars!
Article and Photo by Clair Yeo-Sugajski