Author Archives: Laurie Ferris

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! ♥

I-House Berkeley, 2nd stop on the Grains of Sand tour

Originally posted on 100,000 Grains of Sand:
Sunday 6th of January 2019 After a long and delayed flight arriving in a rainy San Francisco, determined to ensure the weather made us feel at home, arriving at I-House Berkeley with the fire…

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Davis Projects for Peace Summer 2019 $10K Grant Opportunity

UC Berkeley Undergrads: Apply for a $10,000 grant to fund your grassroots project for peace! Projects for Peace is an initiative open to undergraduates at UC Berkeley to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2019 – anywhere in the … Continue reading

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Honoring the Dead in a Culturally Respectful Way

Happy new year! We are pleased to feature a guest post by Monique Rodriguez, a resident who participated in our social media challenge during the Fall 2018 semester. Monique, along with resident Ricardo Martinez, brought the Mexican tradition of Dia … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with I-House

Greetings from Berkeley! I am happy to feature a post by an I-House resident who participated in our social media challenge this fall. Loyalty is her name and anthropology is her game. She did a great job capturing some of … Continue reading

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Global Homecoming is Sunday, 10/14. Sneak preview of menu:

Preserving the Legacy of the Edith Coliver Festival of Cultures Dear alumni and friends, Please join us for our Global Homecoming at International House Sunday, October 14th, from 10 am to 3 pm. Tickets are $7 for I-House alumni; $12 … Continue reading

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Global Homecoming, News from Joe Lurie, UC Berkeley Global Leadership & Innovation Program, and more!

Dear alumni and friends, Join Us! Global Homecoming is Sunday, October 14, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Enjoy a day featuring exclusive I-House experiences, community building, and scrumptious international treats. The House will be buzzing with excitement, don’t miss … Continue reading

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

Dear alumni and friends, Today is our birthday! Please help us celebrate by sharing a story for our I-House Stories website. 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 … Continue reading

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