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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I-House Connection October 2016

The I-House ConnectionOctober 2016

I-House Connection: CIL Updates, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Diwali, Big Give, and more!

Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) News

We are happy to share a guest post by Miranda Loos, the newest member of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) team.She started at I-House on August 1st and is excited to take CIL to the next level.

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Staff Spotlight: Miranda Loos

We are happy to share a guest post by Miranda Loos, the newest member of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) team. She started at I-House on August 1st and is excited to take CIL to the next level.


Miranda Loos, Business Development Specialist for CIL

Miranda Loos, Business Development Specialist for CIL

In my role as Business Development Specialist for the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL), I’m thrilled to lead the goal of expanding our reach to a wider community, one that surpasses the Berkeley borders. CIL facilitates a deeper level of understanding of cultural differences, equipping our residents, Berkeley staff, and students with intercultural leadership skills—skills that they can take with them throughout their lives and careers.

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Global Homecoming schedule, speakers, and tasting menu announced!

The I-House Connection

Global Homecoming 2016

Preserving the Legacy of the Edith Coliver Festival of Cultures

Global Homecoming: Sunday, October 2nd
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s not too late to sign up for Global Homecoming, a collaboration between the Program Office and Alumni Relations. Don’t miss this day of excellent networking opportunities, unique I-House experiences, and scrumptious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement, and we hope you will join in the fun. Walk-ins welcome, but register now to receive your commemorative gift at the registration table.

Calling all alumni! Visit the alumni table from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm to pick up your special gift. Join us for an I-House tour at 11:30 am.

See details of all events below.

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I-House Connection September 2016

The I-House Connection

September 2016

There are Many Facets to I-House Berkeley

Dear I-House Alumni, Friends, and Residents,
Hans Giesecke

As you will see by reading this I-House Connection, there are indeed many facets to the I-House experience here in Berkeley. From dining to programming to special events such as our upcoming Global Homecoming on October 2nd, there are many ways to plug into the vibe of this special place. We invite you to consider these various ways of staying involved with the I-House mission of fostering intercultural respect and understanding, lifelong friendships and leadership skills for the promotion of a more tolerant and peaceful world.

Our motto is, “Come, join us!”  We take this statement of invitation very seriously and we hope that you do too.  I-House realizes its mission best by involving many of our stakeholders in our undertakings. That means, of course, that the place comes alive when you show up! We hope that you will continue to do so on a regular basis!

Sincerely,

Hans Giesecke
Executive Director
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