Tag Archives: Berkeley

How to Make the Most of Your Time At Cal

Hello friends, happy spring! As I type these words, it is the last week of instruction for the semester, and, in fact, it is only a handful of days before I officially graduate. I have had a truly wonderful time … 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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Superstition, Folklore, and History at Cal

UC Berkeley is considered by many to be the best public university in the world. As the first college in the University of California system, Cal has decades of superstition, folklore, and history that still exist today. 1. Stepping on … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Thankful for you

Dear I-House Friends, During this time of gratitude, we want to send our thanks to you for being a part of I-House by sharing your inspiring stories, participating in our events, or making a gift to support our mission. This … Continue reading

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85 Years of Welcoming Residents

Today hundreds of UC Berkeley students from over sixty countries will settle into the iconic dome-topped International House. They arrive on the week that also marks the 85th Birthday of this unique institution dedicated to intercultural connections. “Every day, as … Continue reading

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I-House Magician in the Spotlight for Staff Appreciation Week

Every June, UC Berkeley hosts a Summerfest event, complete with live music, food trucks, photo booths, activities and free t-shirts specially made for staff. This year, UC Berkeley Human Resources shined a spotlight on the hidden talents of four long-term UC … Continue reading

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Same Same, But Different

At the start of the semester, my motivation to join the Intercultural Leadership Initiative (ILI) was very simple – to learn different cultures and make more friends. It turned out that ILI was much more than that. It offered me … Continue reading

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Share some I-House love with prints

Bonjour ! Today is December 1st and the start of the holiday season! This comes with the eternal question: what gifts should I give? Being a photographer, I have found that prints of photos that I took are always thoughtful … Continue reading

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Blue & Gold: Berkeley at Night

Bonjour ! This week is Big Game week, my favorite week of the year. For the Berkeley vs Stanford football game many buildings light up in blue & gold, making the campus even more beautiful! I love night photography so … Continue reading

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