The I-House Connection: March 2023

The I-House Connection: March 2023
March 15, 2023

Dear Alumni and Friends,

 As current residents eagerly anticipate Spring Break, I-House applications for summer, next academic year, and financial aid are now open. Please help us spread the word.

I encourage you to register for three upcoming opportunities organized by the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership and Programs.  Please see details below for the next event in the Lodestar Speaker Series made possible by Chevron, "Paving the Way: A Celebration of Women's History Month" on March 21st. The Spring Resident Benefit Concert, followed by a silent art auction and reception, will be held on March 22nd with proceeds benefiting earthquake relief in Turkey and Syria. Please also plan to join us at the International Culture Festival on April 8th - an I-House tradition supported by the Edith S. Coliver Fund.  

If you’re living in New York or if you’ll be in the area, please let us know if you can join me at a gathering of I-House Berkeley alumni and friends, hosted by I-House alumna, Lynn Caporale (IH 1967-72), in Manhattan, NYC on April 19!

We have heard from many alums that there is an eagerness to come back to visit, to reconnect with friends, to see the recent restorations, and to celebrate the I-House magic. Please save the date for an all-years alumni gathering at I-House on August 6th!  

Soon, you will be receiving a survey from me seeking advice and feedback from alumni and friends. Thank you in advance for taking a few moments to help me, the I-House Board, and staff to begin to plan and prepare for the next hundred years of I-House!

Finally, many thanks to all those who participated in the annual campus Big Give 24-hour online appeal!  Go Bears!


Shaun Carver, I-House Executive Director

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

Housing and Financial Aid Applications Now Open

International House offers a once-in-a-lifetime intercultural living opportunity and provides the best mix of conveniences, entertainment, and social activities during the summer and academic year. Applications for 2023 Summer2023-24 Academic Year Housing, and Financial Aid are now open. If you know someone who would make a good fit, please spread the word!

Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership & Programs Presents Free In-Person Events:

The Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

Lodestar Speaker Series: Tuesday, March 21, 4:30 p.m.

 March 21, 2023

We're thrilled to announce our latest addition to the Lodestar Speaker Series, an evening of dialogue on "Paving the Way: A Celebration of Women's History Month" on March 21, 2023.

Featured Panelists:
Dr. Crystal Chang Cohen: Continuing Lecturer in the Political Economy and Global Studies programs at the University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Emily Harburg: CEO and Founder of PairUp
Juliana Wise, PMP, MBA Sr.: Project Manager, Marketing Operations at Sephora

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Panel discussion
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Networking

Register now on Eventbrite

The aim of the Lodestar Speaker Series, a program of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership & Programs (CILP), is to bring our community together for meaningful dialogue that sparks curiosity, inspiration, and intercultural understanding. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, learn, and engage in conversation with our panelists and other members of the International House community and beyond. Thanks to Chevron for its continuing support of this series.

Resident Benefit Concert: Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Resident Benefit Concert

Register now on Eventbrite

International Culture Festival: Saturday, April 8, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Celebrate the diverse cultural traditions of our unique global community. Explore booths representing many cultures showcasing global customs, traditions, and cuisine. Performances will feature music, dance, and much more! The International Culture Festival is made possible by the Edith S. Coliver Fund.

Register now on Eventbrite

I-House Berkeley Comes to New York!
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

IH Loves NYRegister for a gathering of I-House Berkeley alumni and friends, hosted by I-House alumna, Lynn Caporale (IH 1967-72), in Manhattan, NYC! You’ll have the opportunity to meet I-House’s Executive Director and CEO, Dr. Shaun Carver, hear some exciting I-House updates, participate in cultural exchange, and connect with friends old and new.

Please RSVP for this free reunion on April 19th now using this link, by contacting, or via phone at +1 (510) 643-3268.

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