Happy Thanksgiving from I-House Berkeley

November 26, 2020

A world of thanks from International House

Dear I-House Alumni and Friends,

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.

During these unusual times, I also want to express my personal thanks and appreciation to you for remaining involved with International House Berkeley. Your engagement makes us all the more successful in pursuing our mission and our shared vision of a more just and peaceful world!

My colleagues and I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration wherever this message finds you. We hope you enjoy a remembrance of all the good things that life has brought your way.


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Shaun R. Carver
Executive Director
International House, UC Berkeley

PS: As an example of love and gratitude, I’d like to share an interview alumna Alina Bieschke (IH 2018-20) produced that features Sara Bakhtary (IH 2004) and Giovanni Gonzalez Dubois (IH 2003-04) and how the two, from opposite sides of the world, met at I-House.

I-House Couple Story: Sara & Giovanni

Click to play video  (Total Running Time: 40:38)
Read the accompanying blog post with messages from Sara, Giovanni, and Alina.
The interview is part of a series of “spotlights” where alumni and former executive directors are featured for an oral history discussion about their time at I-House. While the House will be closed for the 2020-2021 academic year, the oral history discussions are a way to help keep the alumni community connected virtually. If you would like to provide an interview or volunteer to help, please contact Laurie Ferris at lferris@berkeley.edu.

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