Tag Archives: Friendship

Winter Break Memories

While this post is about my experience during the Winter break, I must thank my friends who made it worthwhile. This break was my first away from home. Normally, I would have traveled back to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s … Continue reading

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Sharing the Light, One Candle at a Time

Here is a short poem I wrote to start today’s post, I call it, This Light. This light of peace I pass to you Pass this to another behind or by your side May the world see the beauty of … Continue reading

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Ubuntu – I Am Because We Are

International House is a laboratory for a new kind of experiment – the day-to-day practice of international fellowship among men and women. – John D. Rockefeller Jr., I-House Benefactor It’s up to us, the residents, to continue building on this … Continue reading

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Introducing I-House Resident Events

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a restful summer and are feeling recharged for the upcoming school year. If you’re a new resident, welcome to I-House! For those who may not know what to expect, here is a comprehensive … Continue reading

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New to Berkeley? SWiiFTly make new Friends!

As a former I-House resident, I remember the rush of emotions from the excitement about a fresh start and the opportunity to meet new people in the US. I had just landed at my dream destination, filled with excitement for adventure, but I had so many questions. “Where do I start? What do the locals do? How can I meet people and tap into the culture?” Continue reading

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International House, A Veritable Social Bubble

(For French speakers, I have included a translation of this article in French below.) Overlooking Berkeley’s Campus, high on Bancroft Way, stands an ivory-domed house with slightly Spanish architecture: International House at UC Berkeley. Funded in 1930 by the famous businessman … Continue reading

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My 5 Favorite Things About I-House

There are several reasons to love I-House but here are my top five! #InternationalHouse @ihouseberkeley 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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Here’s To You, Claudio!

I have worked with students in higher education for about a decade, and have been moved and shaped by many of them. They’ve made me laugh, expanded my heart, challenged me, and taught me new ways of thinking and doing … Continue reading

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I-House Residents Fighting COVID-19, One Care Package at a Time

With the rising spread of COVID-19, often referred to as the coronavirus, sweeping across the globe, efforts to stop the pandemic have been put in place. Numerous countries have implemented nation-wide lockdowns along with stay at home orders intended for … Continue reading

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