Tag Archives: I-House Life

A Very Spanish Day at UC Berkeley

On Wednesday, April 24th we had the opportunity to live a very Spanish day in Berkeley, 12,000 km away from my home in Spain. (For Spanish speakers, I have included a translation of this article en español below.) The day … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Life at I-House | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Activities | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

A Week at I-House

International House is, in my humble opinion, the best residence for students attending UC Berkeley. The location, view, and amenities are fantastic, and the people are, of course, wonderful. Below is how my typical week at I-House plays out. Let … Continue reading

Posted in Life at I-House | Tagged | Leave a comment

Best Places to Study at I-House

Hello everyone! Midterm season is upon us, and with the steady accumulation of assignments comes the fast approach of deadlines. Even the word ‘midterms’ can bring a look of terror on any student’s face – just check out the UC … Continue reading

Posted in Life at I-House | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Activities, Life at I-House | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Music Practice Rooms: Where Talent is Born at I-House

“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan Music has been shown to have beneficial effects for human health: it increases cognitive performance, improves memory, and reduces stress, among others. However, many … Continue reading

Posted in Life at I-House | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Resident Orientation Retreats: a fun way to start the semester

At the beginning of every semester, the International House Program Office organizes two-day retreats at Walker Creek Ranch in Marin County, offering residents the opportunity to have fun and meet new friends. I attended the Spring 2019 Resident Retreat as … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Life at I-House | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Celebrating the Year of the Pig at I-House

新年快乐! Happy New Year, everybody! Lunar New Year is about seeing loved ones and eating delicious foods, which is probably why it’s one of my all-time favourite holidays. Singaporeans, Koreans, Vietnamese, Chinese, etc. all celebrate the Lunar New Year as … Continue reading

Posted in Life at I-House, What's Cooking | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Life at I-House | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Life at I-House | Tagged , , | Leave a comment