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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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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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100,000 Grains of Sand Tour

Alice Lewthwaite, great-granddaughter of Harry Edmonds, the founder of the International House movement, is currently on a world tour called “100,000 Grains of Sand,” which represents the approximate number of alumni of International Houses worldwide. Following in Harry Edmonds’ footsteps, … Continue reading

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Message from I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke

Dear Members of the International House Community – This has been a challenging week of dialogue and debate about the subject of immigration. The vitriolic words and actions of many on this matter confront I-House’s role as a place of … 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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Share some I-House love with prints

Bonjour ! Today is December 1st and the start of the holiday season! This comes with the eternal question: what gifts should I give? Being a photographer, I have found that prints of photos that I took are always thoughtful … Continue reading

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From Roommates to Family: Bringing your roommate home for Thanksgiving

As anyone attending university away from home knows, it is natural to build a new family of close friends in your new city. For many out-of-state UC Berkeley students, Thanksgiving is often shared with the “families” they have built. For … Continue reading

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Blue & Gold: Berkeley at Night

Bonjour ! This week is Big Game week, my favorite week of the year. For the Berkeley vs Stanford football game many buildings light up in blue & gold, making the campus even more beautiful! I love night photography so … Continue reading

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Let’s go skydiving!

Bonjour ! What are you going to do this Halloween weekend? Something special such as going to Santa Barbara I hope. If you are staying in the Bay Area, how about having an adrenaline rush? I can tell you that … Continue reading

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