Orientation Retreats

New Resident Orientation Retreats

New Resident Orientation Retreats are two-day retreats designed to welcome residents into I-House's unique global community through cultural exchange, group activities and intercultural skill-building.

The retreat has three simple goals: 1) to have fun, 2) to make friends, and 3) to learn how to make the most of the I-House experience. To help residents prepare, a packing list and agenda will be shared with all participants ahead of the retreat.

Calling I-House Home: New (2019-20) Resident Orientation Retreat

Held at Walker Creek Ranch these two-day retreats are designed to welcome residents into I-House's unique global community through cultural exchange, group activities, professional development, and intercultural skill-building. New residents to I-House include residents who have already moved into I-House this past fall who were not able to attend in August/September. Previous residents have voted the New Resident Orientation Retreat the most effective and fun way to meet fellow residents and make new friends, all while enjoying the great outdoors!

When: January 24-25, 2020 (Friday-Saturday)
Depart from I-House at 11:30 a.m. return to I-House no later than 5:00 p.m.

A registration fee of $45 includes all transportation, overnight lodging, and meals. Please reserve your spot by January 13, 2020, as the retreat has limited space. 

Register here!

Please contact the Program Office you have any questions, call us at (510) 642-9460 or email ihprograms@berkeley.edu.

Previous residents have voted the New Resident Orientation Retreat the most effective and fun way to meet fellow residents and make new friends, all while enjoying the great outdoors! Here are a few blog posts about retreats:

Resident Orientation Retreats: a fun way to start the semester
by Juan Antonio Pérez (IH 2018-19)

Top 5 reasons why you should go on an I-House retreat
by Gabrielle Smith (IH 2012-13)

The I-House retreat, where it all started!
by Joël Thai (IH 2010-11)

Contact the Program Office

(510) 642-9460 or email ihprograms@berkeley.edu

Fall 2019 Orientation Retreat