I-House: Where UC Berkeley Meets the World

A glimpse of what's happening at International House, UC Berkeley

  • Music Practice Rooms: Where Talent is Born at I-House

    Music Practice Rooms: Where Talent is Born at I-House

    “If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan Music has been shown to have beneficial effects for human health: it increases cognitive performance, improves memory,...

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  • Resident Orientation Retreats: a fun way to start the semester

    Resident Orientation Retreats: a fun way to start the semester

    At the beginning of every semester, the International House Program Office organizes two-day retreats at Walker Creek Ranch in Marin County, offering residents the opportunity to have fun and meet...

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  • Celebrating the Year of the Pig at I-House

    Celebrating the Year of the Pig at I-House

    新年快乐! Happy New Year, everybody! Lunar New Year is about seeing loved ones and eating delicious foods, which is probably why it’s one of my all-time favourite holidays. Singaporeans, Koreans,...

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  • Superstition, Folklore, and History at Cal

    Superstition, Folklore, and History at Cal

    UC Berkeley is considered by many to be the best public university in the world. As the first college in the University of California system, Cal has decades of superstition, folklore, and history...

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  • 100,000 Grains of Sand Tour

    100,000 Grains of Sand Tour

    Alice Lewthwaite, great-granddaughter of Harry Edmonds, the founder of the International House movement, is currently on a world tour called “100,000 Grains of Sand,” which represents the...

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  • I-House Berkeley, 2nd stop on the Grains of Sand tour

    I-House Berkeley, 2nd stop on the Grains of Sand tour

    Originally posted on 100,000 Grains of Sand: Sunday 6th of January 2019 After a long and delayed flight arriving in a rainy San Francisco, determined to ensure the weather made us feel at home,...

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  • Davis Projects for Peace Summer 2019 $10K Grant Opportunity

    Davis Projects for Peace Summer 2019 $10K Grant Opportunity

    UC Berkeley Undergrads: Apply for a $10,000 grant to fund your grassroots project for peace! Projects for Peace is an initiative open to undergraduates at UC Berkeley to design grassroots projects...

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  • Honoring the Dead in a Culturally Respectful Way

    Honoring the Dead in a Culturally Respectful Way

    Happy new year! We are pleased to feature a guest post by Monique Rodriguez, a resident who participated in our social media challenge during the Fall 2018 semester. Monique, along with resident...

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  • Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with I-House

    Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with I-House

    Greetings from Berkeley! I am happy to feature a post by an I-House resident who participated in our social media challenge this fall. Loyalty is her name and anthropology is her game. She did a...

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  • Global Homecoming is Sunday, 10/14. Sneak preview of menu:

    Global Homecoming is Sunday, 10/14. Sneak preview of menu:

    Preserving the Legacy of the Edith Coliver Festival of Cultures Dear alumni and friends, Please join us for our Global Homecoming at International House Sunday, October 14th, from 10 am to 3 pm....

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  • Global Homecoming, News from Joe Lurie, UC Berkeley Global Leadership & Innovation Program, and more!

    Global Homecoming, News from Joe Lurie, UC Berkeley Global Leadership & Innovation Program, and more!

    Dear alumni and friends, Join Us! Global Homecoming is Sunday, October 14, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Enjoy a day featuring exclusive I-House experiences, community building, and scrumptious...

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  • Our 88th Birthday, Host Family Program, Global Homecoming and more

    Our 88th Birthday, Host Family Program, Global Homecoming and more

    Dear alumni and friends, Today is our birthday! Please help us celebrate by sharing a story for our I-House Stories website. To submit your story, click here, or share a post ...

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  • Introducing the 2018 Gala award recipients

    Introducing the 2018 Gala award recipients

    On April 9th, International House will celebrate the Annual Celebration and Awards Gala, welcoming Chancellor Carol Christ and presenting awards to I-House Alumni Irving Tragen (IH 1943-47) and...

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  • Introducing Chef Todd and our 2018 Gala menu

    Introducing Chef Todd and our 2018 Gala menu

    We are happy to introduce Todd Koenigsberg as our new Executive Chef here at I-House. Todd hails from the famed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and has worked with renowned...

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  • Seize the moment and help us reach 88 donations for I-House today!

    Seize the moment and help us reach 88 donations for I-House today!

    Big Give has arrived. Seize the moment and help us reach 88 donations for I-House today! UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz has started! All online donations made to...

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  • You can make your Big Give gift go further at I-House

    You can make your Big Give gift go further at I-House

    Big Give is on Thursday, March 8th, but you can help us spread the word now! Dear I-House Friends, We are in the final countdown for UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising...

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  • The I-House Connection: Get Ready for Big Give and Gala

    The I-House Connection: Get Ready for Big Give and Gala

    Dear I-House Friends, Get Ready for Cal Big Give on March 8th I-House will be participating in UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz on March 8th. This year,  I-House will be...

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  • The I-House Connection: Newsletter Edition

    The I-House Connection: Newsletter Edition

    Dear I-House Friends, We hope you enjoy the latest edition of I-House Times, which features a message from UC Berkeley Chancellor and Chair of the International House Board of Directors, Carol...

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  • Five Things to Know About I-House

    Five Things to Know About I-House

    1) I-House is not just for international students. Despite its name, International House is home to students from the United States as well as students from over 75 other countries every...

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  • Last chance to support I-House in 2017

    Last chance to support I-House in 2017

    Dear I-House Friends, Thanks to alumni and supporters like you, more than 585 students from 76 countries had the opportunity to live here under the dome and share the I-House experience. We were...

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