I-House: Where UC Berkeley Meets the World

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

  • Favorite Berkeley Sights

    Favorite Berkeley Sights

    Hello friends! The semester is winding down, and I know that a lot of people (myself included) are trying to make the most of living in Berkeley and I-House before having to leave. If you’ve spent...

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  • A Week at I-House

    A Week at I-House

    International House is, in my humble opinion, the best residence for students attending UC Berkeley. The location, view, and amenities are fantastic, and the people are, of course, wonderful....

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  • I-House Times Newsletter: Cultivating Community

    I-House Times Newsletter: Cultivating Community

    Dear I-House alumni and friends, We hope that you enjoy the latest I-House Times newsletter featuring stories about the residential experience and our endeavors to cultivate community. In This...

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  • Big Thanks; May 9th Gala to Honor Baroness Oona King; Join us for CalDay on April 13th

    Big Thanks; May 9th Gala to Honor Baroness Oona King; Join us for CalDay on April 13th

    I-House Resident Council Spring 2019 – * see below for names Dear Alumni and friends, Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Big Give for International House on Thursday, March 14th! You...

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  • Happy Big Give Day! Help I-House reach goal of 150 gifts

    Happy Big Give Day! Help I-House reach goal of 150 gifts

    Dear I-House friends, Today’s the day! Help us reach our matching challenge goals by making a gift now. If you already made a gift, we thank you!  All gifts to I-House during the Big Give make an...

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  • Big Give is on! Make a gift and check out the contests to help I-House make a greater impact

    Big Give is on! Make a gift and check out the contests to help I-House make a greater impact

    Dear Friends, UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz starts now! Your online gift will go a long way to help us reach our goal of 150 gifts in 24 hours. International gifts...

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  • Our residents challenge you to participate in Big Give

    Our residents challenge you to participate in Big Give

    Dear Friends, Big Give is on Thursday, March 14th. Below are the ways you can help I-House, starting with sharing the video below. We are in the final countdown for UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a...

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  • Best Places to Study at I-House

    Best Places to Study at I-House

    Hello everyone! Midterm season is upon us, and with the steady accumulation of assignments comes the fast approach of deadlines. Even the word ‘midterms’ can bring a look of terror on any...

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  • March I-House Connection: Save the dates for Big Give on March 14th and Gala on May 9th

    March I-House Connection: Save the dates for Big Give on March 14th and Gala on May 9th

    Director of Philanthropy’s Message Dear I-House Alumni and Friends, Thank you for welcoming me to International House in my new role as the Director of Philanthropy!  In these challenging times,...

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  • Time to Thrive: Sunday Supper Winter 2019

    Time to Thrive: Sunday Supper Winter 2019

    In 1909, Harry and Florence Edmonds, promoters of the I-House movement, started a tradition of hosting dinners in their home to counter the loneliness and isolation of international students in...

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  • What’s Your Love Language?

    What’s Your Love Language?

    I-House has been the set behind many romances over the decades. In fact, more than a thousand alumni have found love ‘under the dome’, often coming from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and...

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  • 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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