Summer Housing

Due to COVID-19, International House will not be available for summer 2021 housing. We anticipate reopening Fall 2021. To receive updates about re-opening, please subscribe to our Admissions News & Updates email list.

The Summer I-House Experience

International House is an exciting residential and program center that welcomes U.S. and international students, visiting scholars, researchers, and postdocs. We also provide space for groups visiting UC Berkeley during the summer conference season.

  • Unique, fun community of American and international students
  • Great location on campus! Located near Haas Business School and Boalt Law School at the top of Bancroft Ave
  • Affordable single and double furnished rooms with meal plan
  • Library, computer lab, game room, lounges, and high-speed wireless Internet
  • Programs, films, lectures, and cultural festivals, as well as special trips designed to make the most of your stay in Berkeley.
  • Our beautiful building has an amazing view of the entire San Francisco Bay Area and the Golden Gate Bridge. It is within walking distance of the central campus classrooms and libraries, recreational facilities, and Berkeley shopping and restaurants.

Click here to learn more about the I-House experience.

Basic Eligibility

International House serves as a residence for undergraduates in their junior or senior year of study, graduate students, postdocs, visiting scholars, and researchers. During the summer months, we house a variety of students at all academic levels, summer groups and conferences, and those attending Summer Sessions at UC Berkeley. While we do not require summer applicants to have junior standing, all residents must be at least 18 years of age for the duration of their stay at International House.

I-House will remain closed during Summer 2021 but anticipates reopening in Fall 2021. While the Summer 2022 rates are still being finalized, we've included the Summer 2020 rates for reference below.

2020 Summer Room and Board Rates:

Room and Board includes program membership and Internet access fees
Session A: 
6 Week
(May 24 – July 4)
41 Nights
Session B:    
10 Week
(June 7- Aug. 15)
69 Nights
Session C: 
8 Week
(June 21 - Aug. 15)
55 nights
Session D: 6 Week
(July 5 - Aug. 15)
41 Nights
Full Summer  Session A & D:
(May 24- Aug. 15)
83 Nights
Session E: 
(July 26 to Aug. 15)**
20 Nights
Double $2,788 $4,002 $3,245 $2,829 $4,814 $1,620
Single $3,403 $4,968 $4,235 $3,526 $5,976 $2,100
Premium Single $3,854 $5,865  $5,170  $4,059  $7,055  $2,180
Meals per 60 meals 100 meals 80 meals 60 meals 120 meals 30 meals

** I-House often reaches its full capacity with applicants from Summer Sessions C & D. If there are rooms available following the Summer Session D move-in date on July 5th, we will make the Summer Session E application available.
All summer applicants pay a $50 application fee. International House Activities and internet access are included in the Room and Board Rates listed above. 

All summer applicants pay a $50 application fee. International House Activities and Internet access are included in the Room and Board Rates listed above. 

International House realizes that not all resident stays perfectly match the Summer Session dates. For information on stays that do not coincide with the Summer Session dates above, please contact the Admissions Office directly at

Nightly rates apply for any extended stays due to early arrivals or later departures.  Short-term stays will be considered based on space available.


The meal plan includes a set number of meals at International House Dining Commons as indicated in the chart above. The Dining Commons offers continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays. Residents may bring in guests using their meal plan and may purchase additional meals at a discounted rate, if they choose.