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Global Homecoming 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join us under the dome for the Fifth Annual International House Global Homecoming—featuring unique I-House experiences, community building, networking, and delicious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement. Don’t miss out on the fun! See below for the full schedule of events.

Walk-in guests can still purchase tickets during Global Homecoming on October 20th. Ticket prices include admission to all events.

Pre-registration pricing: $15 community members, $10 I-House alumni, and free admission for current I-House residents

At-the-door pricing: $20 community members, $15 I-House alumni, and free admission for current I-House residents.

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Schedule of Events

9:30 a.m. | I-House Architectural Heritage Tour

Executive Director Emeritus Joe Lurie explains the remarkable relevance of the building's location, construction, and architectural features to the institution's mission and impact.


10:30 a.m. | Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) Interactive Session

Join us for a fun interactive session and learn tangible strategies to engage with difference effectively.


11:30 a.m. | Global Table Talk Lunch

Enjoy lunch in the Dining Commons and reunite with fellow I-House alumni, current residents, and community members. Lunch included in event fees.


1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | “Around the World Under the Dome” Fashion Show & Tasting Festival

Enjoy I-House's International Fashion Show and Dance Party featuring residents, staff, and alumni as you taste your way across the globe with international fare, fun global activities, and much more!

Get Involved!

Sign up for the International Fashion Show

Are you interested in being a model at this year’s “Around the World Under the Dome” Fashion Show? Limited spots are available for IH alumni to participate in this time-honored resident tradition. If you are interested in participating, please email Angela Rauch at arauch@berkeley.edu. Angela will confirm all I-House alumni fashion show participants and will send alumni models a Global Homecoming discount code. 

I-House Alumni: Be a Global Table Talk Ambassador

Are you interested in meeting other I-House alumni? We are looking for alumni table hosts from all decades for our Global Table Talk lunch on Sunday, October 20th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Conversation starter cards will be provided, and all participants will receive lunch and special desserts for their participation. If you are interested in being an alumni Global Table Talk Ambassador, please email Angela Rauch at arauch@berkeley.edu. Angela will confirm all I-House alumni table hosts and will send them a Global Homecoming discount code.


Learn More!

Check out our Global Homecoming 2018 highlights video below:

Global Homecoming video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THva3DFXSkA


See photos from last year’s Global Homecoming on our Facebook page.

Read article, "International House gives global students homecoming of their own"

By Mary Kelly Ford, The Daily Cal

... The event gives international students a campus community to celebrate with. It’s an alternative to other homecoming weekend festivities, like football games and Greek life parties, according to campus undergraduate and program assistant Negin Shahiar.

The Global Homecoming will include globally themed fashion shows, a lunchtime discussion of world topics and tours of International House, according to Laurie Ferris, the communications strategist at International House.

While in-country parents and alumni visit campus for homecoming weekend, international students often miss out on homecoming traditions because of logistical difficulties, according to Mahira Ahmed Aly in an email, campus undergraduate and president of the International Students Association.

“I think the international community is not involved in homecoming because of how realistically unfeasible it is for our parents to visit for a weekend,” Aly said in an email. “Most of us fly for 16+ hours to get to Cal from home and it is incredibly expensive, so to ask our parents to spend that much money to fly out here for a homecoming weekend is unrealistic.”

Read The Daily Cal article:

International House gives global students homecoming of their own



For questions about Global Homecoming, email ihalumni@berkeley.edu.