Support for residence life

At International House a truly global community can live and learn together in a setting that instills leadership, respect, and friendship among students and scholars. Unique within the University’s housing system, I-House provides a home for graduate and undergraduate students, trainees and interns, visiting scholars, and postdoctoral researchers. Hailing from more than 50 countries, many of I-House’s residents come to the United States knowing no one and find at I-House an instant circle of friends that transcends political, religious, geographic, and ethnic boundaries. And not all residents are international: students from across the United States are also drawn to I-House and equally contribute to and benefit from its diverse and vibrant community. Through programs such as language tables and language exchanges, international dinners and cultural celebrations, round table discussion groups and international films, undergraduate and graduate students find a global classroom at International House.

I-House residents and staff share their talents and ideas throughout the year by organizing and participating in social, educational, and cultural programs representing the diverse interests and backgrounds of the community. With your support, these integral programs will continue to flourish while the residential facilities, from the bedrooms to the wireless networks to the shared community spaces, will continue to be maintained so that generations to come can be welcomed to this life-changing community.

In every connection, our residents find the complexities of the world reflected on a more human scale. It’s an important experience for any citizen of the global community—and essential for those who aspire to leadership roles in their own countries. Your support can ensure that the skills, values, and life experience that International House imparts continue to prepare young people for the challenges and demands of a complex, changing world.