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The last week of the Intercultural Leadership Initiative course

My journey studying intercultural leadership through ILI has come to an end with our commencement that took place on Tuesday May 5th. Saying that this adventure has been a very enjoyable ride is an understatement! Like I had predicted when 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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Culture as an iceberg, uncoding cultural dimensions

This week’s session of the Intercultural Leadership Initiative was as informative as the past ones. To kickstart our class session on Wednesday, we discussed the dimensions of culture, using “the iceberg concept of culture.” Obviously, culture is such a broad … Continue reading

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The migrant experience

Saturday’s Intercultural Leadership Initiative (ILI) field trip through the streets of Oakland was a very enlightening and fulfilling experience. We began the trip in the Fruitvale district, a predominantly Hispanic community, and wandered aimlessly to discover snippets of Hispanic culture … Continue reading

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How to be a good storyteller and a good listener in intercultural settings

Hi, I-House folks! My name is Taeho Kim and I am an exchange undergraduate student from South Korea. I am studying Systems Biology at my home university and Integrative Biology here at UC Berkeley. I would like to tell you … Continue reading

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Getting By With a Little Help from a Stranger

My name is Wera von Wulfen and this is my first semester here at International House. I am a graduate exchange student from Germany, studying Psychology. These first weeks at I-House, including our wonderful new resident retreat, have already shown … Continue reading

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