All News

December 7, 2020

“As I learn more about I-House’s unique and rich history, the distinct features and needs of this historic building, and our vital mission, the dedicated support of the I-House community is clear.” -Shaun Carver International House Executive Director

December 1, 2020

On the occasion of Giving Tuesday, I would like to convey my personal thanks to our alumni and supporters who have already provided financial contributions this fiscal year in support of our mission during this critical time.

November 26, 2020

In this season of gratitude, I am writing to thank you for helping to make the dream of International House a reality for our past and future residents from around the globe.

November 19, 2020

Embracing Diversity Amidst Profound Polarization

October 16, 2020

The I-House Connection: Join us for Virtual Global Homecoming and Courageous Conversations

September 23, 2020

Update from Executive Director Shaun Carver; New Platform to Reunite our Global Community; Alumni Spotlight: Kathryn Anthony (IH 1976-79)

August 18, 2020

As we now celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the founding of International House at UC Berkeley, our mission still rings true: to foster intercultural respect and understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills for a more just and peaceful world.

August 4, 2020

It is a great pleasure to announce that effective August 1, 2020, Shaun R. Carver has accepted the position of Executive Director of International House at the University of California, Berkeley.

July 21, 2020

Please be advised that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors has announced the suspension of I-House operations temporarily for the fall academic semester and potentially for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year. Until the end of the summer term, I-House residential, dining, programs, and hospitality services have been modified in accordance with public health in mind, and there are necessary restrictions to the usual service offering. Please review updated information on guidelines for health, safety, and services at the Temporary Closure & COVID-19 FAQ.

June 29, 2020

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to convey our sincerest thanks and appreciation for your support during these challenging times. I also want to thank Dr. Hans Giesecke who retires today after eight years at the helm of International House. He leaves a legacy of many achievements for which we are all extremely grateful.
In this issue: Message from the I-House Board of Directors; Standing Against Racism; Resident and Alumni News

June 1, 2020

May 15, 2020

In this issue: Message from the Executive Director; Go Bears, Beat Finals; Alumni Rise to Meet Challenges; Messages to Residents; I-House Virtual Backgrounds

April 21, 2020

The Board of Directors, senior team, and staff of International House at UC Berkeley remain committed to keeping I-House open and available for the residential and dining needs of our diverse community of residents for as long as operationally feasible and safe from a public health standpoint.  I write to you today to provide an update on the status of I-House operations, but first wish to express gratitude for all of the expressions of support from you, our alumni and friends throughout the world.  

In This Issue: Executive Director's Message for our Community; I-House Residents Fighting COVID-19, One Care Package at a Time; Virtual Programs; Views from I-House; Send a Message to our Residents

March 27, 2020

Through these uncertain times, we want to wish you and your family health and wellness. We would also like to share some insights from the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) for personal reflection during this historic crisis.

March 25, 2020

Dear Friends,

Nobody has been left untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the harm being wrought by the disease itself, and the “downstream” impacts of the disease, all of us, every moment, are managing an elevated level of stress, anxiety, and fear. Being a human right now is harder than it usually is. 

March 20, 2020

California Magazine
“People learn so much from one another in this building,” Giesecke says. “You have people who are in political science learning from the electrical engineers, and you have people in gender studies learning from people in chemistry. It goes across cultures; it goes across departments.”

March 18, 2020

To our International House Community -

March 12, 2020

The time has finally come for Cal Big Give 2020! We love our I-House community and want to keep it strong and growing! Donate today to help current and future residents experience the joy of living at I-House Berkeley! Watch the video below to see how you can show support! Giving ends at 9pm (PST)! Make your gift at