Category Archives: Faces of I-House

I-House Executive Director Spotlight: Joe Lurie

International House Executive Director Emeritus Joe Lurie (IH 1988-2007) is featured in an oral history “spotlight” series, where he is interviewed by journalism graduate student Chan’Cellore Makanjuola (IH 2019-20). All four parts of the interview video are available to watch … Continue reading

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A Semester Like No Other: An I-House Berkeley Spring 2020 Recap

With the school semester dramatically disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic, most colleges and universities moved to online instruction, with students having no choice but to adjust to the changes. Given the lack of in-person classes and social distancing measures … Continue reading

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Winter Holiday Traditions from I-House Residents

Season’s Greetings I-House! For many, the winter holiday season is a time to spend with friends and family as well as take time for reflection. From Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year’s, our residents have a unique way of celebrating … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from International House Berkeley

Dear Alumni and Friends, In this season of gratitude, I am writing to thank you for helping to make the dream of International House a reality for our residents from around the globe.

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Our residents challenge you to participate in Big Give

Dear Friends, Big Give is on Thursday, March 14th. Below are the ways you can help I-House, starting with sharing the video below. We are in the final countdown for UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz. Last year, … Continue reading

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100,000 Grains of Sand Tour

Alice Lewthwaite, great-granddaughter of Harry Edmonds, the founder of the International House movement, is currently on a world tour called “100,000 Grains of Sand,” which represents the approximate number of alumni of International Houses worldwide. Following in Harry Edmonds’ footsteps, … Continue reading

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Five Things to Know About I-House

1) I-House is not just for international students. Despite its name, International House is home to students from the United States as well as students from over 75 other countries every semester.  Currently, U.S. residents represent some 23% of our … Continue reading

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Last chance to support I-House in 2017

Dear I-House Friends, Thanks to alumni and supporters like you, more than 585 students from 76 countries had the opportunity to live here under the dome and share the I-House experience. We were able to give $713,500 in financial aid … Continue reading

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Please Support I-House Berkeley on Giving Tuesday

I-House Berkeley invites you to celebrate Giving Tuesday with us. Today, I-House joins non-profits, families, businesses, community leaders, and students around the world to come together to celebrate a new tradition of generosity and giving back to their communities. Your gift … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving message from Hans and residents

My colleagues and I wish you all the best as we approach the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. This is one of the most special times of the year in the USA as it is a wonderful opportunity to express gratitude for … Continue reading

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