The I-House Connection: April 2024

I-House Connection: April 2024
April 11, 2024

Dear I-House Community,

The International Cultural Festival is an exciting and important I-House tradition, supported by the Edith S. Coliver Fund. Join us in the Chevron Auditorium at I-House on Saturday, April 27th and bring your friends! This signature I-House event, organized by the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership and Programs, will once again highlight the diverse cultural traditions of our unique global community.  

The theme of the 2024 International House Celebration and Awards Gala was “Our Vibrant Home.”  Many thanks to our sponsors, attendees, crew, and the distinguished honorees for their service and inspiration. I invite you to visit to view photos, to read the blog post about the event by Global Community Ambassador Excellence Joshua and view the videos by Lucy Zhu.   

Evoking the theme of the recent Lodestar Executive Director’s Speaker Series event with Eric Schmidt (IH1976-80) on the “Promise and Perils of AI” you may also wish to explore an upcoming event organized by I-House alumni on “Fundamental Challenges of AI.”  Details below. 

Finally, if the response to last year’s All Years Alumni Reunion held at I-House is any guide, this year’s event planned for August 18, 2024, will also sell out quickly! Please save the date on your calendars and be on the lookout for registration details coming soon. 


Shaun Carver, I-House Executive Director

Shaun R. Carver Ed.D., MBA 
Executive Director and CEO
International House at UC Berkeley

International Cultural Festival

International Cultural Festival
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Please join us for the International Cultural Festival, one of the biggest cultural events of the year, hosted at I-House on April 27, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. The International Cultural Festival celebrates the diversity, unity, and exchange of cultural traditions from around the world. Our current residents will share their cultural customs through music, art, dance, and food. This event will be open to the public, so bring your friends and become a part of this unique celebration. You will also have a chance to win travel accessories, so you may have another way to take the memory of I-House with you, wherever you go! Registration open at:

2024 International House Celebration & Awards Gala Recap

Gala 2024 Photos screenshot

See more 2024 Gala photos on IH Berkeley Connect

The theme of the 2024 International House Celebration and Awards Gala was “Our Vibrant Home.” Many thanks to our sponsors, attendees, crew, and distinguished honorees for their service and inspiration.

Read the Gala blog post by Excellence Joshua and watch Gala videos by Lucy Zhu.

Mark Your Calendars: I-House All Years Alumni Reunion!

I-House Annual Alumni Reunion August 18, 2024

We look forward to welcoming all International House alumni back to I-House this summer for our annual alumni brunch. Mark your calendars, gather your I-House friends, and plan to meet back in Berkeley on August 18, 2024. Please stay tuned to your email for more information and to reserve your spot.

AE Spring Summit: Fundamental Challenges for AI
Monday, April 15, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California

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Want to learn more about AI with I-House alumni? Check out the Algorithmic Innovation and Entrepreneurship (AE) Spring Summit on Fundamental Challenges for AI at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. To attend the event, please sign up on Eventbrite and use promo code BERKELEYAI to receive 20% off.

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New Home Screen on our Global Online Community

We're thrilled to introduce the new home screen on I-House Berkeley Connect, designed to make your interactions with our community more seamless and engaging than ever before. 

IH Berkeley Connect screenshot

Your personalized experience
Every time you log in, you'll be greeted by a personalized homepage tailored to your interests. Dynamic tiles display relevant content such as upcoming events, job postings, mentorship opportunities and more. A progress ring ensures your profile is up to date.

Stay on top of the action
Events, programs, and community updates are prominently displayed, so you never miss out. The homepage serves as a hub for accessing valuable resources and networking opportunities within our community - it’s not just a feed!

Engage. Connect. Succeed.
Explore the refreshed I-House Berkeley Connect online platform today and discover a world of opportunities to connect, engage and succeed with the help of our global community! Visit or sign up today at

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Edmonds Café Specials

CalDay BlueBeary Lemonade

cafe appreciation day

Monday, April 15: Cal Week kicks off with Edmonds Appreciation Day!

  • Free totes for the first 100 drink purchases! ️
  • $3 Medium Iced Vanilla Lattes all day long!
  • Coffee Bean Counting Contest - guess the number of beans in the jar and win prizes!

Tuesday, April 16: Third Culture Appreciation Day and Trivia Night!
Join us as we celebrate Third Culture Bakery with HALF-OFF all their amazing donuts and muffins! Enjoy special Cal-themed Mochi Donuts and free samples from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Also on Tuesday, join us for a Kahoot Trivia Night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Test your knowledge of all things UC Berkeley with fun and challenging questions.

Wednesday, April 17: ISAB Games Olympics X Language Exchange Night!
Get ready for ISAB Games Olympics X Language Exchange Night! Join us from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Practice languages, win prizes! Free entry with purchase.

Thursday, April 18: Almanac Tap Takeover!
The Almanac Tap Takeover is happening from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Almanac will be showcasing four craft beers. Enjoy $3 beers, free samples & swag, and meet the Almanac Rep from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 19: Sincere Cider Power Hour Party on the Patio!
Join us for a Sincere Cider Power Hour Party on the Patio from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Enjoy free samples of delicious Sincere Cider flavors and get $3 ciders all evening long! Plus, meet Sincere Cider Owner, Bex, and learn all about their craft. See you there!

Visit our Café Events & Specials for more details.

Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Weekends: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cal Day Hours Saturday, April 13th: 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Be sure to check our Calendar of Community Events to find out what’s happening at I-House! If you've recently moved or changed careers, please let us know at or update your profile and contact information in I-House Berkeley Connect. We're always excited to hear about your latest adventures. And if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to support you in any way we can.