I-House: Where UC Berkeley Meets the World

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

  • A Semester Like No Other: An I-House Berkeley Spring 2020 Recap

    A Semester Like No Other: An I-House Berkeley Spring 2020 Recap

    With the school semester dramatically disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic, most colleges and universities moved to online instruction, with students having no choice but to adjust to the...

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  • Here’s To You, Claudio!

    Here’s To You, Claudio!

    I have worked with students in higher education for about a decade, and have been moved and shaped by many of them. They’ve made me laugh, expanded my heart, challenged me, and taught me new ways...

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  • I-House Berkeley Alum Patrick Thelen on “doin’ good”

    I-House Berkeley Alum Patrick Thelen on “doin’ good”

    Every year, I-House receives a generous grant through Davis Projects for Peace that is awarded to a resident for designing a grassroots project that addresses the root causes of conflict. Patrick...

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  • I-House Residents Fighting COVID-19, One Care Package at a Time

    I-House Residents Fighting COVID-19, One Care Package at a Time

    With the rising spread of COVID-19, often referred to as the coronavirus, sweeping across the globe, efforts to stop the pandemic have been put in place. Numerous countries have implemented...

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  • Big Thanks for Big Give!

    Big Thanks for Big Give!

    Last Thursday, March 12th, was Cal Big Give. A day where friends, family, and everyone part of the UC Berkeley community could donate to support fundraising efforts for individual schools and...

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  • Support I-House Berkeley for Big Give!

    Support I-House Berkeley for Big Give!

    The time has finally come for Cal Big Give 2020! We love our I-House community and want to keep it strong and growing! Donate today to help current and future residents experience the joy of...

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  • Big Give is a week away!

    Big Give is a week away!

    Participate with VIP gifts, challenge matches, and contests to unlock extra funds for I-House! The countdown is on and I-House is buzzing with excitement about UC Berkeley’s Big Give on March...

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  • Celebrating Black History Month at I-House through Food

    Celebrating Black History Month at I-House through Food

    Throughout the year, International House, Berkeley hosts themed dinners, honoring cultural heritage and holidays celebrated around the world. Dinners range from Oktoberfest to Native American...

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  • I-House, a Gateway to Love: Mexico Meets Bangladesh

    I-House, a Gateway to Love: Mexico Meets Bangladesh

    Fall 2015 was the beginning of a new journey for Dania Orta-Alemán. A native of Mexico City, Mexico, she came to UC Berkeley as a master’s candidate at the School of Public Health. Little did she...

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  • Last Chance to Support I-House in 2019

    Last Chance to Support I-House in 2019

    Sharing a message on behalf of I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke: Best wishes for peace, prosperity, and progress in the New Year If you have already made a gift in 2019, we sincerely thank...

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  • Winter Holiday Traditions from I-House Residents

    Winter Holiday Traditions from I-House Residents

    Season’s Greetings I-House! For many, the winter holiday season is a time to spend with friends and family as well as take time for reflection. From Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year’s, our...

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  • The I-House Connection: December 2019

    The I-House Connection: December 2019

    Projects for Peace; Social Media Ambassador; Grad Student Feature; and Hong Kong Meets Mainland China Podcast December 2019 Dear Alumni & Friends, Greetings from Berkeley! We are delighted to...

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  • International House Annual Appeal

    International House Annual Appeal

    Sharing a message on behalf of I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke: The Mission of International House: To foster intercultural respect and understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership...

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  • Happy Thanksgiving from International House Berkeley

    Happy Thanksgiving from International House Berkeley

    Dear Alumni and Friends, In this season of gratitude, I am writing to thank you for helping to make the dream of International House a reality for our residents from around the globe. I also want...

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  • The World Is My Family

    The World Is My Family

    Finding a sense of belonging and building intercultural connections - by Benny Corona Continue reading →

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  • I-House Times Newsletter: Building a Foundation for Global Fellowship

    I-House Times Newsletter: Building a Foundation for Global Fellowship

    Dear I-House Alumni and Friends, As we strive to make the resident experience the best it can be, we are also preserving the architectural heritage of our well-loved and well-used building. The...

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  • Critic’s Choice: Global Homecoming at I-House!

    Critic’s Choice: Global Homecoming at I-House!

    It’s no wonder that our Fifth Annual Global Homecoming is featured on the UC Berkeley Critic’s Choice listing this week. The UC News team knows a good event when they see one! Where else can you...

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  • The I-House Connection: Website Refresh; Early Bird Discounts for Global Homecoming and Cal Discoveries Tours; Staff Highlight

    The I-House Connection: Website Refresh; Early Bird Discounts for Global Homecoming and Cal Discoveries Tours; Staff Highlight

    October 2019 Fostering a Sense of Community, in the House and Online A website content refresh aligns with our commitment to improving the resident experience. At International House Berkeley, we...

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  • Communal living podcast; Bay Area Host Family Program; Joe Lurie to lead tour at Global Homecoming

    Communal living podcast; Bay Area Host Family Program; Joe Lurie to lead tour at Global Homecoming

    Dear Alumni and Friends, We are pleased to share that International House was recently featured in a podcast produced by The Bancroft Library about communal living. The episode features an audio...

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  • July I-House Connection: News of Betsey Warrick; I-House Turns 89; Save the Date for Global Homecoming

    July I-House Connection: News of Betsey Warrick; I-House Turns 89; Save the Date for Global Homecoming

    Dear Alumni and Friends, It is with heartfelt sadness that we transmit this announcement about the recent passing of Elizabeth “Betsey” Warrick, longtime supporter and former First Lady of...

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