Global Homecoming on Sunday with I-House tours, lunch, fashion show, international tasting and more!

The I-House Connection

October 2017

Global Homecoming is Sunday, October 22, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Global Homecoming 2017It’s not too late to sign up for Global Homecoming this Sunday. The House will be buzzing with excitement from 11 am – 3 pm, so don’t miss out on the fun!

Register by Friday at noon for online pricing and to receive a commemorative gift at check-in.

Online tickets: $7 for I-House alumni, $12 public (price through Fri. Oct. 20, 12 noon)

Eventbrite - I-House Global Homecoming 2017

For I-House residents and resident-sponsored guests,
purchase tickets here.

Walk-ins are welcome! $10 for I-House alumni, $15 public. Pay by credit card, check, or cash at entrance in the Hall of History.

All activities, including lunch and tastings, are included with event registration.

Below is a sneak preview of the international tasting menu for Around the World Under the Dome, 1:15 – 3 pm Chevron Auditorium

India: Fried curry shrimp, samosas, chutney, yogurt sauce
Drink pairing: Mango Lassi

Spain: Serrano ham, olives, white anchovies, Spanish cheeses, fig cake, crusty bread, marcona almonds
Drink pairing: Sangria

Mexico: Ceviche, guacamole, chips, roasted tomato salsa, Mexican wedding cookies.
Drink pairing: Mexican Beer

China: Vegetarian Mee Fun (noodles with shredded vegetables), Chicken pot stickers
Drink pairing: Rice wine with sour plum drink (Suanmeitang)

Schedule of Events

Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership’s Continental Brunch & Conversation
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Global Table Talk Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Dining Commons

Tours of International House
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm & 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Around the World Under the Dome
Fashion Show & Tasting Festival
1:15 pm – 3:00 pm | Auditorium

For more information, visit the Global Homecoming website at

Get Involved!

Global HomecomingSign up for the International Fashion Show
Are you interested in being a model at this year’s International Fashion Show? Limited spots available for I-House Alumni to participate in this time-honored resident tradition. Please contact Angela Rauch at or (510) 642-0124 to sign up to be a model.

Alumni: Be a Global Homecoming Ambassador
Are you interested in volunteering at this year’s Global Homecoming? Then consider becoming a Global Homecoming Ambassador! These volunteers are critical to Global Homecoming, with tasks that include greeting and event support. Global Homecoming Ambassadors will receive special recognition as well as exclusive Global Homecoming gear! Shifts are available throughout the day. Please contact Angela Rauch at or (510) 642-0124 to volunteer.

The Host Family Program:
Forge Memorable Relationships

I-House couple Eugenio Frongia and Carmen Ochoa with their host student Shan Wang.

I-House couple Eugenio Frongia and Carmen Ochoa with their host student Shan Wang.

The Host Family Program was created to forge memorable relationships between international students and local families through the simple, yet invaluable, gift of hospitality. The commitment is minimal, but the rewards are great for all participants! Hosts, residents, and visiting scholars can learn more and apply on the Host Family Program webpage.

Staff Highlight – Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan (510) 642-4128

We are happy to welcome the newest member of the Development and Alumni & Relations team, Melissa Chan, as our Development and Prospect Research Analyst.

Melissa writes, “I began working at International House right before the Gala. The more time I spend in this wonderful community the more my sense of gratitude for it grows! My background in social work deepens my appreciation for the diversity and intercultural respect found in this unique home. Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of this amazing community.”

If you have any questions about the fundraising work we do here at I-House, or if you would like to stop by the Executive Office, Melissa would love to meet you!

Calling all alumni!Calling all alumni!

We’re working on the Fall I-House Times Newsletter and would love to hear from you. Email your updates to Photos are welcome!

The I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team looks forward to welcoming you back to I-House. If you’re in the area, please let us know!

Best regards from Berkeley,

I-House LogoI-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team
(510) 642-4128 |

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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 Share the I-House love! ♥
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