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Ten Things to Know Before Coming to International House at UC Berkeley

Hi there! It has been an incredible experience to live at International House as an exchange student in Berkeley. Here are ten insights that will probably be useful for your stay at UC Berkeley. 1. It doesn’t rain all the … Continue reading

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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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Favorite Berkeley Sights

Hello friends! The semester is winding down, and I know that a lot of people (myself included) are trying to make the most of living in Berkeley and I-House before having to leave. If you’ve spent most of your time … Continue reading

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Time to Thrive: Sunday Supper

In 1909, Harry and Florence Edmonds, promoters of the I-House movement, started a tradition of hosting dinners in their home to counter the loneliness and isolation of international students in New York. Today, we still honor this tradition, which became … 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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Honoring the Dead in a Culturally Respectful Way

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 de Los Muertos … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Fall in Love with I-House

Some call love a chemical reaction made up of adrenaline, dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. Others, like the protagonist of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride, quip, “Love is many things, none of them logical.” Regardless, we can all agree that love … 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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