25th Annual I-House Celebration and Awards Gala

You are invited to join the International House community April 18th for its annual gala, this year honoring Ambassador Kenneth D. Taylor (IH
'57-'59) and Dr. Patricia E. Taylor (IH '58-'60) in recognition of their heroism during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Tickets to the fundraising dinner and exciting raffles can be purchased online.

A Passport to Opportunity

Françoise Tourniaire Ph.D. ’84 has an adventurous spirit—except when it comes to the cold. That’s how Tourniaire, as a young math student from France, happened to land at UC Berkeley for a yearlong study-abroad program in 1979. Berkeley got the nod over chilly Cornell.

Steps to success, or how the fellowship was won

Sending in all those applications can pay off, and sometimes we hear about it. Case in point: Ph.D. student Vasundhara Sirnate was selected for a $30,000 award. She tells us how that happened.

A new workshop series for international students

All members of the Berkeley community are welcome to attend a new series of workshops presented by the Berkeley International Office this spring. It’s called The International Student Experience at Berkeley: Pathways to Personal and Academic Success. Workshop titles include "Popular Culture: Why is Everything Super-sized?", "History of Berkeley", "Do You Speak American?", and more.

In his own words: Edouard Servan-Schreiber, Ph.D., Computer Science

“After graduating from Carnegie Mellon with my B.S. in mathematics and computer science, I worked in consulting, traveled in Asia, did my military service in France, before wishing to return to academic endeavors. After considering carefully my options, Berkeley stood out for its exceptional "value proposition," as the business world likes to say — stunning academics and fabulous quality of life.