Critic’s Choice: Global Homecoming at I-House!

It’s no wonder that our Fifth Annual Global Homecoming is featured on the UC Berkeley Critic’s Choice listing this week. The UC News team knows a good event when they see one! Where else can you take an architectural tour of I-House; attend an interactive leadership session; have a lively discussion with residents and alumni at lunch; taste cuisine from Denmark, Nigeria, Turkey, and Malaysia; and see residents in their cultural attire at our always-popular fashion show? Global Homecoming at I-House is the place and this Sunday, October 20th is the date! All activities, food, beverages, wine and beer (w/valid ID) are included with admission. Plus, attendees get to select an exclusive I-House keepsake gift!

See below for a sneak preview of Global Homecoming keepsake gifts, tasting menu, and video from last year’s event.

At-the-door pricing: $20 community members, $15 I-House alumni.  Free admission for current residents.

Walk-in guests can still purchase tickets during Global Homecoming on October 20th. Ticket prices admission to all events and a gift item featured below (while supplies last).

Premium I-House Keepsake Gifts
All Global Homecoming guests will receive their choice of a clear stadium bag or a California poppy plant kit pictured below. I-House Alumni who attend will receive both items.

Stadium-approved clear tote bag. Go Bears!

A California Poppy kit with I-House pot, seeds, and soil!

The cornerstone event of Global Homecoming is our Around the World Under the Dome at 1:30 p.m. Witness your fellow I-House residents in the lively international Fashion Show while enjoying a variety of delicacies from around the globe. Tasting items include smørrebrøds and risalmande (Danish rice pudding) from Denmark, Joloff rice with chicken and bean and plantain pottage from Nigeria, kefta kebab and pistachio baklava from Turkey, and chicken satay with peanut sauce and kuih lapis (steamed layer cake) from Malaysia. These are just some of the delicious treats guests will be sampling.

Schedule of events:

  • 9:30 a.m. | I-House Architectural Heritage Tour with Executive Director Emeritus Joe Lurie
  • 10:30 a.m. | CIL (The Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership) Interactive Session
  • 11:30 a.m. | Global Table Talk (Lunch in Dining Commons included)
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | “Around the World Under the Dome” Fashion Show & Tasting Festival

New for this year, CIL (Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership) will be leading an interactive session called Fight, Flight, Freeze, or Fawn? Managing Conflict as a Global Leadership Competency at 10:30 a.m. in the Chevron Auditorium.

See the full schedule of events at

The House will be buzzing with excitement, and we hope that you will be part of the fun!

Read the Daily Cal article: International House gives global students homecoming of their own

Best regards from Berkeley,

I-House Philanthropy, Alumni Relations & Communications Team

International House at UC Berkeley
(510) 642-4128 |

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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