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March 5, 2020

I-House is buzzing with excitement about UC Berkeley's Big Give, starting on Wednesday, March 11 at 9 p.m. We are grateful for all of your support throughout the year and wish to thank you in advance for considering taking part in this annual all-campus fundraising drive. We want to give you some ways you can participate through early bird giving and planning for contests.

March 3, 2020

This episode features International House resident Jiger Kairatuly. Jiger invites us into his homeland, Kazakhstan, which remains today a place of intrigue to many. Join us as we learn more about a land synonymous with the Silk Road, nomadic lifestyles, and the Soviet Union. See all episodes at:

February 26, 2020

All I-House Big Give donations go toward the Fund for I-House, which supports our mission and provides the I-House experience to more than 600 students from across the globe each academic year. Earlybird Giving You can make your Big Give gift now and be an I-House VIP by using the special instructions below at

February 20, 2020

We wanted to share with you all a wonderful article written about International House Dining Services, published in the February 2020 issue of Foodservice Director Magazine. Read the two-page article, "When the World Comes to Dine" featured on pages 48-49.

January 24, 2020

The I-House Gateway Fellowship Program for 2020-21 is now accepting nominations from UCB Graduate Advisers for admitted Ph.D. students. With appreciation to I-House alumni and donors, I-House partners with the graduate division and connected academic departments to seek "best match" Ph.D. students.

December 27, 2019

The collective impact of countless friendships, conversations, laughter, and cherished memories have forever shaped the aura of I-House. Your generosity provides support for room and board scholarships for students with financial need, for the preservation of our historic home, and for innovative program offerings.

December 17, 2019

Projects for Peace; Social Media Ambassador; Grad Student Feature; and Hong Kong Meets Mainland China Podcast Dear Alumni & Friends, Greetings from Berkeley! We are delighted to share a peace-building initiative, highlights from some of our current residents, and the latest episode of the "From All Corners" podcast series.

November 26, 2019

For nine decades, I-House Berkeley has opened minds and broadened perspectives to prepare the next generations of leaders from around the world. Today, the ideals of I-House are more important than ever. If you have already made a gift recently, we sincerely thank you. If not, we hope that you will consider supporting I-House and will make a gift now during our annual appeal to help future residents have this singular opportunity to enjoy such a life-changing experience.

November 6, 2019

Dear I-House Alumni and Friends,

As we strive to make the resident experience the best it can be, we are also preserving the architectural heritage of our well-loved and well-used building. The latest issue of our International House Times newsletter features stories about the residential experience and our efforts to build a foundation for global fellowship. We hope you enjoy reading it.

In This Issue:

October 29, 2019

Estelle Pau-On Lau was born in Honolulu, and thanks to a fateful stay at International House she became one of the few people – indeed, perhaps the only person – to personally witness both the beginning and end of the war in the Pacific. Read more about Estelle and other alumni from the "Golden Age" era.
With her husband Sherry, Betsey helped make her home a welcoming place for students, visitors, and immigrants from around the world. She was a humanitarian and a lover of people. She joined her husband at countless I-House functions greeting students and visiting scholars, most of whom thereafter counted her as a lifelong friend. Betsey was an inspiration to every person she befriended. She was sharp and engaged, curious about peoples’ lives, and devoted to the music, art, and cultures of the world. Betsey is survived by her husband, Sherry; older brother, David; daughter, Becky, and her husband, Ron; son, Dan, and his wife, Karen; son, Doug, and his daughter, Ali; as well as by grandsons, Morgan and Tom, and their wives, Christina and Jeanetta; and great-granddaughter, Maya. She is deeply missed by all. See In Memory on page 20 of the Fall 2019 I-House Times Newsletter. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Betsey Warrick, go to The I-House Scholarship Fund page, and under "Special Instructions for this gift" please write "Warrick Scholarship."

October 28, 2019

To experience a virtual reality simulation live and see how it can be applied to managing conflict in the workplace, email and join a free webinar on November 7th at 10 a.m. PT. Register HERE.

October 11, 2019

Website Refresh; Early Bird Discounts for Global Homecoming and Cal Discoveries Tours; Staff Highlight