Message from I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke

Dear Members of the International House Community –

This has been a challenging week of dialogue and debate about the subject of immigration. The vitriolic words and actions of many on this matter confront I-House’s role as a place of harmony and intercultural understanding.  While we are a non-partisan organization, we do take stands on matters that affect our mission. Continue reading

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Global Leadership Workshop: March 7, 2017

As companies and organizations are becoming more and more global, understanding different cultural styles is paramount, as is making constructive efforts to bridge significant gaps in these various styles. This 3-hour skill-building workshop will enhance your leadership skills, performance and team development.  Purchase tickets for this workshop HERE.

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Thank you for being part of our global community

The I-House ConnectionDecember 2016

Dear I-House Friends,

As 2016 draws to a close, I would like to take a moment to share with you just a few milestones that made this a wonderful year at International House. Continue reading

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Big Thanks! You are the I-HOUSE Berkeley Effect

Dear I-House Friends,

During this season of gratitude, we want to send a BIG THANKS TO YOU. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful community of residents, alumni, parents, and friends who understand the reasons for giving back to International House. Thank you for helping us build a strong foundation for our future. Continue reading

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Today is the BIG DAY!

I-House Friends,

Make your Big Give gift now, and tell us how the I-House Berkeley effect has shaped your world.

Big Give is today!

Join in on the fun throughout the day by following the contest leaderboards and see the hourly contest winners.

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Get ready for the Big Give: Ways to Join Now

Get ready for the Big Give, Thursday, November 17

Big Give 2016 I-House video

Big Give is tomorrow but you can get a head start on making your donation TONIGHT at 9 pm PST!

We are in the final countdown for UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz. All online donations made to International House between 9 pm PST on Wednesday, November 16 and 9 pm PST on Thursday, November 17 make a huge impact! Continue reading

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I-House Connection November 2016

The I-House ConnectionNovember 2016

I-House Connection: Message from Hans, Big Give video and alumni contest, Mindful Self-Compassion workshop

Hans GieseckeMessage from the Executive Director
Throughout its history, International House at UC Berkeley has been a place that brings diverse people together, helping them bridge their differences, and not separating them in artificial or derogatory ways. We believe strongly in removing barriers between our residents, visitors, and guests and building a world of greater understanding.

I-House will continue to pursue its mission of fostering intercultural respect and understanding, lifelong friendships and leadership skills for the promotion of a more tolerant and peaceful world in the most vigorous way possible. This mission is even more important now than ever as the international debate and dialogue about cultural and economic differences will continue to be carried forward at all levels of government and society. Continue reading

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