All best wishes for 2021!

Seasons Greetings! Read the latest message from I-House Executive Director Shaun Carver.

I-House wishes health, peace and prosperity for you in the New Year

Dear I-House Alumni and Friends,

As we make the transition to 2021, we look towards our future with hope and intention.  When we made the difficult decision to close I-House earlier this year, we understood that it was unprecedented but necessary to ensure our top priority—the safety of our I-House community. Yet throughout the closure, we remain focused on continuing to advance our mission through our programs and services, all while preparing for our reopening in the year to come. I-House is most grateful to all who have supported us through this challenging time.

If you would like to make a 2020 gift and have not yet had the opportunity to do so, it’s not too late! Please consider donating now via our new fundraising site, or by visiting the online version of our Annual Appeal.

With your support, I-House continues to foster a more just and peaceful world through intercultural understanding and mutual respect.

We are tirelessly working towards the day when we can safely welcome our vibrant community back to the House and know that we could not do what we do without the support of friends and alumni like you.  Best wishes for health, peace, and prosperity in the New Year!


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Shaun R. Carver
Executive Director
International House, UC Berkeley

Due to potential postal delays, making your gift online is encouraged. If you wish to make a gift using a credit card, please do so online this year.  For those interested in U.S. tax benefits, gifts must be completed online by midnight PST December 31, 2020, and if by mail, envelopes with checks must be postmarked by December 31, 2020 to be tax-deductible for 2020.  The International House Federal Tax ID number is 94-1167403.  Pledge forms and other ways to give may be found on our website.

For other inquiries, please contact us via email or via telephone at +1 (510) 642-4128. During the temporary closure, please accept our apologies for any delays in response.  Please note that staff assistance will be unavailable on December 31, 2020 and will resume on January 4, 2021.  Many thanks for your support!

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P.S. Join our new global alumni community at and visit regularly to read Shaun’s weekly posts and other news about our efforts to reopen I-House in 2021.

About Laurie Ferris

As the Communications Manager 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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3 Responses to All best wishes for 2021!

  1. Reblogged this on The Camino Provides and commented:

    Dear Camino Friends,
    International House at UC Berkeley is the non-profit organization that I am grateful to work for. Like many businesses, we’ve been hit hard this year due to the pandemic. We are working towards reopening next year so students from around the world can experience the cultural exchange that we are known for. Our mission: To foster intercultural respect and understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills for a more just and peaceful world. Whether you are a Berkeley alum or resident, like the Spanish architecture of our historic building, or love the idea of students sharing cultural experiences, eating together, doing laundry, sleeping in bunk beds, and making friends from around the world (sound familiar?), consider donating to International House. Please read the message from our executive director, and make a gift at No donativo is too small. Supporter names will appear on the virtual honor roll and gifts of $100 or more will also appear in our newsletter, unless you choose to be anonymous.
    Thanks for your support. I wish you all many blessings in the new year.

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