Visiting International Delegations

As a public university, UC Berkeley is pleased to consider delegations from international academic institutions and government agencies that are interested in furthering collaborations that reflect our research and academic interests, align with our Principles of International Engagement, and serve the mission of the University of California. Visits are typically with existing partners, focused on strategic collaboration interests, and do not involve signing ceremonies. If you do not yet have an existing relationship with UC Berkeley, please consult our steps to establishing a partnership.

Please feel free to reach out to geo@berkeley.edu with any questions.

Visit Criteria

The Global Engagement Office (GEO) may facilitate short-term visits (one day or less) that meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The visit involves senior leadership from international peer universities or government organizations that have significant existing partnerships with UC Berkeley, such as student exchange, research, or other forms of academic collaboration.
  • Meetings requested involve multiple units on campus and extend beyond one academic unit or department (visit requests with a specific, singular scholarly interest or collaboration should be directed to the relevant Berkeley department, school, or college).
  • The delegation involves high-ranking government officials representing country leadership (ie Minister of Education, Ambassador, Consul Generals, etc).
  • Senior international leaders have requested to meet with senior leadership, including the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, or Vice Provosts.

Request a visit

Please complete the Delegation Visit Request form at least 6 weeks prior to your proposed visitA member of the Global Engagement Office will be in touch within two weeks. 

Please note there are periods when faculty and staff have limited availability. Visits cannot be scheduled during university holidays, and are highly unlikely to be accommodated from mid-May until late August, or the last two weeks of December. Please refer to the Academic Calendar and the campus Holiday Schedule and contact us for more information. 

Please understand due to a high volume of demand, UC Berkeley is not able to accommodate all visit requests, nor all requests to meet with leadership. We appreciate your interest.