The I-House Language Game – Part I

New I-House residents have finally moved in.

Corridors are full all day (and night!), the Front Desk is as busy as it gets, new faces are all around full of excitement and big expectations for the upcoming academic year.

This is I-House at its best.

Liliana CardileAs the Front Desk Manager, from my privileged position, right at the entrance of the building I welcome you all.  I will be your hostess this year. I’ll witness your successes and celebrate your goals. I’ll be the one who detects those certain looks you’ll exchange with your favorite residents. I’ll see you falling in love, making new friends, enjoying life in Berkeley, meeting new cultures here at I-House.

I am also the one who can match you with an amazing local family that will make you feel at home during Holidays and will teach you a lot about American culture. Learn more about the Host Family Program  and sign up as soon as possible at:
ihouse.berkeley.edu/programs/hostfamily.php

But for now, time to start playing the I-House language game.

Sooner or later you’ll come to the Front Desk to ask for a spare key, borrow a game or some sports equipment. I’ll let you talk, look at your name and I’ll try to guess which country you come from. Know that I am getting better and better every semester thanks to this beautiful I-House job :). I may even try to guess your city and we’ll laugh together about each other’s accents.

And once again, this will be the start of some beautiful friendships.

About lilianacardile

For my whole life the world has been a wonderful book and, being an avid reader, I have enjoyed every page so far. Journalist, traveller, internationalist and...gourmet I plan to see it all. At I-House I can do it just sitting at the Front Desk!
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2 Responses to The I-House Language Game – Part I

  1. Pingback: The Language Game – Part II | I-House: Where UC Berkeley Meets the World

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