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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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Honoring the Dead in a Culturally Respectful Way

Happy new year! We are pleased to feature a guest post by Monique Rodriguez, a resident who participated in our social media challenge during the Fall 2018 semester. Monique, along with resident Ricardo Martinez, brought the Mexican tradition of Dia … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with I-House

Greetings from Berkeley! I am happy to feature a post by an I-House resident who participated in our social media challenge this fall. Loyalty is her name and anthropology is her game. She did a great job capturing some of … 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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Farewell to I-House

I tend to be a pretty sappy person and dread goodbyes, but even I didn’t predict how hard saying goodbye to I-House would be. Coupled with an incredibly intense end of semester, the end snuck up on me, and I … 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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So different and yet so similar – the irony of culture

This semester has been zooming by, and it is unbelievable that the ILI spring session is already gearing towards the end. The biggest thing I was able to grasp from the ILI is undoubtedly the “irony of culture.” Although we … Continue reading

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