Our 88th Birthday, Host Family Program, Global Homecoming and more

The I-House Connection

Dear alumni and friends,

Today is our birthday! Please help us celebrate by sharing a story for our I-House Stories website.

I-House Berkeley, circa 1930

Consider a donation to honor 88 years of I-House!

To submit your story, click here, or share a post  on Facebook or Instagram telling us about why you love International House. Tag I-House and include the hashtag #ihouseberkeley. Videos welcome!

Each person who makes a birthday donation or shares an International House story by August 31st will be entered for a chance to win a swag bag filled with International House goodies. Winner will be announced on September 5, 2018.

Donate NowQuestions? Email us at ihalumni@berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-4128.


Read All About It!

I-House Times Spring - Summer 2018The latest International House Times newsletter is evidence of the unique value of I-House as a resource for global understanding. We hope you enjoy this issue, which highlights diversity at I-House, a rare glimpse into the 2018 summer session, and guidelines to help address different conflict styles. Plus, you’ll find student reflections, campus-wide initiatives, event photos, alumni news, and much more.

View Flipbook | Download PDF | Subscribe

As always, we welcome your feedback and news for next newsletter at ihalumni@berkeley.edu!


Apply to Host the World

Host Family with I-House resident

Shan Wang (center) with her host family Eugenio Frongia and Carmen Ochoa

Every year, volunteers, alumni, staff, and friends sign up for our Host Family Program to occasionally host an I-House resident for a dinner, a mini trip, an evening of conversation, or a holiday event. The goal is to ease the international student’s transition to their surroundings and to help them understand the local community and way of life. Hosts offer so much more that can be shared: cultural revelations, new perspectives on life, surprises, fun, and friendship. The commitment is minimal, but the rewards are great!

New for 2018: Participating residents are added to an interactive map by country (example below) with details about what they’re studying, their interests, and what they’re looking forward to this year. Host families are then able to choose residents to meet with from their location on the map.

Host Family Program map

Host Family Program Kick-off Reception

Join us on Sunday, September 16th, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for the kick-off event for all participating hosts and residents.  It is also a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested to learn more about the program. Please RSVP by emailing Gemma Givens at ggivens@berkeley.edu.

Learn more about this special program and apply on the Host Family Program webpage.


Save the Date!

Global Homecoming 2018Global Homecoming is Sunday, October 14, 2018
10 am to 3 pm

Join us for our 2018 International House Global Homecoming, featuring unique I-House experiences, community building, and scrumptious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement, don’t miss out on the fun!

Those who register by Wednesday, October 10th, will receive a special Global Homecoming commemorative gift. However, walk-ins are welcome.

Eventbrite - I-House Global Homecoming 2018 (I-House Alumni and Community)$7 alumni and $12 community member ticket prices include admission to all events. Free for I-House residents.

See details at ihouse.berkeley.edu/globalhomecoming


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 | ihalumni@berkeley.edu

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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. What can I say? I enjoy sharing the I-House love! ♥
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