Social Impact Opportunities

At I-House, we seek to provide residents with opportunities to make an impact on their global community and foster professional development. These include the Davis Projects for Peace, Service Award, and Essay Award.

Global Leadership Program

he Global Leadership Program is offered by the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership Programs at International House, UC Berkeley. This program aims to provide I-House residents with tools to enhance their leadership skills through the lens of Cultural Intelligence and Cultural Values. Click here to learn more

Projects for Peace

The Project for Peace is an initiative that provides funding for grassroots projects that promote peace and address the root causes of conflict in communities around the world. Residents have been able to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to conduct community service projects around the world. Past projects have addressed issues related to safe drinking water, healthcare, and education. Click here to learn more.

Kalpakam-Loraine Service Award

Through this special award, I-House residents have been honored for volunteer community service that is performed outside of the house during the academic year. Academic Year 2018-19 Winner: Maha Siddiqui

Barbara Lynch Crossing Borders Essay Awards Program

Residents have shared powerful essays about the impact that living at I-House has had on their lives. Winners have traditionally been honored at the final Sunday Supper of the academic year.
Academic Year
2018-19 Winner: Juan Antonio Pérez Lopez
Essay Title: The Day of Forgotten Water Bottle at I-House