Category Archives: Life at I-House

A Week at I-House

International House is, in my humble opinion, the best residence for students attending UC Berkeley. The location, view, and amenities are fantastic, and the people are, of course, wonderful. Below is how my typical week at I-House plays out. Let … Continue reading

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Best Places to Study at I-House

Hello everyone! Midterm season is upon us, and with the steady accumulation of assignments comes the fast approach of deadlines. Even the word ‘midterms’ can bring a look of terror on any student’s face – just check out the UC … Continue reading

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Time to Thrive: Sunday Supper Winter 2019

In 1909, Harry and Florence Edmonds, promoters of the I-House movement, started a tradition of hosting dinners in their home to counter the loneliness and isolation of international students in New York. Today, we still honor this tradition, which became … Continue reading

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What’s Your Love Language?

I-House has been the set behind many romances over the decades. In fact, more than a thousand alumni have found love ‘under the dome’, often coming from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and countries. Just read some of the stories shared at … Continue reading

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Music Practice Rooms: Where Talent is Born at I-House

“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan Music has been shown to have beneficial effects for human health: it increases cognitive performance, improves memory, and reduces stress, among others. However, many … Continue reading

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Resident Orientation Retreats: a fun way to start the semester

At the beginning of every semester, the International House Program Office organizes two-day retreats at Walker Creek Ranch in Marin County, offering residents the opportunity to have fun and meet new friends. I attended the Spring 2019 Resident Retreat as … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Year of the Pig at I-House

新年快乐! Happy New Year, everybody! Lunar New Year is about seeing loved ones and eating delicious foods, which is probably why it’s one of my all-time favourite holidays. Singaporeans, Koreans, Vietnamese, Chinese, etc. all celebrate the Lunar New Year as … Continue reading

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