I-House Resident and Alumni Blogger Awards

By now you may have seen our blog’s 2014  in review and annual report. The residents and alumni who wrote blog posts during our “pilot season” deserve to be recognized for their creative writing, unique perspectives and multi-lingual skills. Each author shared a taste of the extraordinary happenings at International House—we are grateful for their contributions and for sharing the love!

Fall 2014 Resident Bloggers

Michelle ChangMichelle Chang, an exchange student from New Zealand studying architecture, earned a special I Love I-House badge for her creative Harry Potter themed post and her thoughtful Ode to… series.
Read Michelle’s posts:

ApprenticeILoveI-HouseThe Hogwarts of Berkeley (most viewed post!)

An Ode to the I-House Christmas Tree

An Ode to the I-House Fireplace

Koen BressersKoen Bressers, an engineering exchange student from The Netherlands, earned a special Global Blogger badge for writing in Dutch.
Read Koen’s posts:

ApprenticeGlobalBloggerWeekend inspiration


Alcatraz by night

Een kijkje in de keuken: A Look Behind the Scenes

The Dutch Santa

Vishwa BulusuVishwanath Bulusu, I-House Resident Council member from India, earned two special badges. The Ambassador Blogger for referring an alumna  (Gabriella Renee Smith) to join the blog team, and the ILI Spring 2012 badge for writing about his experience in the cohort. Read Vishwa’s posts:

ApprenticeAmbassadorA Melodious Awakening

The Spirit Transforms

Where Dreams Change

Precious Life – I-House Film Series

Get, Set, Explore…!

What Color Art Thou…?

The Rooms of Requirement!

High in The Sky !

Alumni Bloggers

Gabriella Renee SmithGabriella Renee Smith, currently living in Costa Rica, lived and worked at I-House, providing her with unique perspectives to write about. Gabriella earned the special Global Blogger badge for writing in Spanish and the ILI Fall 2012 badge for sharing her experience in the cohort.  Read Gabby’s posts:

ApprenticeGlobalBloggerILIFall2012One world under one roof

5 reasons why you should go on an I-House retreat

The Way We Are: ILI as a toolkit for intercultural understanding

Alternatives to Attending a Football Game

Choosing the Perfect Halloween Costume

Globalzation and Día de los Muertos

Un mundo debajo del mismo techo

From Roommates to Family: Bringing your roommate home for Thanksgiving

Joël ThaiJoël Thai, an environmental engineer from Paris, earned these special badges: Champion Blogger for 10+ posts, Global Blogger for writing in French and Paparazzi for sharing his stunning photography of I-House, the UC Berkeley campus and the Bay Area. Read Joël’s posts:

Champion BloggerGlobalBloggerPaparazziThe I-House retreat, where it all started!

Golden Gate Bridge Bike Ride

Let’s go to museums!

Let’s go to Lake Tahoe!

View from I-House

Let’s go for a run!

Live music in the park and Blue Angels air show

Let’s go to the Zombie East Bay Bike Party

Halloween in Santa Barbara

Let’s go skydiving!

Allons au musée !

Blue & Gold: Berkeley at Night

Share some I-House love with prints

SuperStaffA big thanks and kudos to the Super ★ Staff who contributed to this blog: Liliana Cardile, Laurel Anderson-Malinovsky, Bonnie Johnston, Jason Patent and Jess Delegencia. Thank you all for sharing the I-House love! ♥

Congratulations to the inaugural I-House blog team!

We are recruiting residents and alumni to join the blog team for the Spring 2015 semester.  To learn more and apply, see Be an I-House Blogger.

International House Blogger Badges

About Laurie Ferris

As the Communications Strategist for International House at UC Berkeley, I share stories online and in our I-House Times Newsletter. I created this blog for alumni, residents, and staff to share the I-House experience with the UC Berkeley community and beyond. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact me at lferris@berkeley.edu. Share the I-House love! ♥
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