Author Archives: gabriellarenee

About gabriellarenee

I love eating, learning languages, and exploring new places.

From Roommates to Family: Bringing your roommate home for Thanksgiving

As anyone attending university away from home knows, it is natural to build a new family of close friends in your new city. For many out-of-state UC Berkeley students, Thanksgiving is often shared with the “families” they have built. For … Continue reading

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Un mundo debajo del mismo techo

To read this blog post in English, click here: One world under one roof Yo recuerdo que me levantaba y absorbía como una esponja del jet lag de toda la casa. Yo recuerdo que bajaba al refectorio. Yo recuerdo que me sentaba … Continue reading

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Globalzation and Día de los Muertos

Globalization is a loaded word with many different connotations and interpretations of its consequences. While some people believe that Globalization is diluting world cultures while intensifying disparities in wealth and power, others believe that Globalization is “flattening” disparities and infinitely … Continue reading

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Choosing the Perfect Halloween Costume

Lions and Tigers and Golden Bears aren’t the only creatures that are lurking around campus these days. Halloween is just around the corner and as each day passes, more and more pumpkins appear on the doorsteps of residences all over … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Attending a Football Game

Maybe you “forgot” to pick up your free ticket for the Cal game from the Program Office. Or maybe you are one of the lucky few that already has their first round of midterm exams coming up barely one month into … Continue reading

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

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” — Anaïs Nin Learning about other cultures has always been a passion of mine. I’m guessing if you’ve lived, are living, or want to live at International House, … Continue reading

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

The week after move-in is a rush of new faces and names that may seem impossible to remember. If you’ve just arrived in California for the first time that, coupled with some recovery from jet lag and coping with the … Continue reading

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