poe wrote:SaintFond wrote:poe wrote:Anyone else put in an application for International House? It really seems like the most convenient option - right next to the law school, has its own library, meal plan included, etc. And it could be nice to be part of a community that isn't 100% law students, lol.
My only concern is that I'll be out-of-place as a non-international student.
I used to work there in dining services when I was at Berkeley for UG.
I hear the rooms aren't anything special, but you're right, it's convenient. Plus you get to meet and fraternize with a lot of nice people and they have activities and themed dinners all the time.
I'd say it's worth it if you can afford it.
Did you get any sense for how many of the residents there are non-international?
Couldn't tell you for sure, although obviously International students are predominant. Perhaps the I-House website has data on this kind of thing?
Honestly, if you're considering the I-House, I wouldn't let the % of non International house members be a factor. The only real issues with the I-house are that it's expensive and the rooms aren't necessarily the best. Some people have complained about the food there too before, but I personally thought it was good.
I-House has a good location. It's right across from the law school and situated among a bunch of frat/sorority houses and co-ops and all that. It also has its own cafe attached to it which serves snacks, sandwiches and alcohol. Also right nearby the field/arena if you're interested in sports games and all that jazz.
Very pretty (and typically rich) international women. Bourgeois beauties. My coworker and I would ogle them through the tray return window. Everyone seemed really friendly too.