I-House: Where UC Berkeley Meets the World

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

  • I-House Executive Director Spotlight: Martin Brennan

    I-House Executive Director Spotlight: Martin Brennan

    Former I-House Berkeley Executive Director Martin Brennan (IH 2007-2012) is featured in the latest oral history “spotlight” interview, where he shares memories from his time at the intercultural...

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  • All best wishes for 2021!

    All best wishes for 2021!

    Seasons Greetings! Read the latest message from I-House Executive Director Shaun Carver. Dear I-House Alumni and Friends, As we make the transition to 2021, we look towards our future with hope...

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  • I-House 2020 Annual Appeal Now Underway

    I-House 2020 Annual Appeal Now Underway

    Greetings from Berkeley!  I’m pleased to share a message from our Director of Philanthropy, Bill Howley. Dear I-House Alumni and Friends, A heartfelt thanks to our alumni and supporters who have...

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  • I-House Alumni Couple Spotlight: Sara and Giovanni

    I-House Alumni Couple Spotlight: Sara and Giovanni

    Greetings from Berkeley! I am so excited to share an I-House couple interview conducted by alumna Alina Bieschke (IH 2018-20). Our latest alumni spotlight video features Sara Bakhtary (IH 2004)...

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  • The I-House Connection: November 2020

    The I-House Connection: November 2020

    Embracing Diversity Amidst Profound Polarization Dear I-House Alumni & Friends, I hope that this message finds you well. In this edition of the I-House Connection, I’d like to share some thoughts...

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  • I-House Generations Spotlight: The Stock & Tivol Family

    I-House Generations Spotlight: The Stock & Tivol Family

    Nancy Stock Tivol (IH 1966-67) knows quite a bit about her family history through International House. From her son Steve Tivol (IH 1991-93) to her parents and also her in-laws from her husband’s...

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  • The I-House Connection: September 2020

    The I-House Connection: September 2020

    Dear I-House Community – Just over a month ago I wrote to you to share a number of exciting ways to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of I-House’s founding, and to launch our new Global Community...

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  • Honoring Community Through Service

    Honoring Community Through Service

    When I  saw the call for nominations for the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service, I immediately thought of International House resident Benny Corona. This was affirmed when an email...

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Kathryn Anthony (IH 1976-79)

    Alumni Spotlight: Kathryn Anthony (IH 1976-79)

    With a career that spans four decades, Kathryn Anthony (IH 1976-79) has risen to prominence in the field of architecture. She studied psychology as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, later getting...

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  • The I-House Connection: Ways to Celebrate our 90th Anniversary

    The I-House Connection: Ways to Celebrate our 90th Anniversary

    Dear I-House Community – As we now celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the founding of International House at UC Berkeley, our mission still rings true: to foster intercultural respect and...

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  • 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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