The International House experience offers its members the opportunity to live and learn together in a challenging and supportive residential community unlike any other graduate student housing in New York City. Unlike typical graduate student housing, applications are reviewed through a selective process and is not first-come first-served.
Applicants are judged on individual merit, commitment to the mission of International House and a willingness to share their time and talent with the I. House community through its varied programs.
The Admissions Committee selects residents representing as many countries, cultures, fields of study and institutions as possible and seeks representation from the U.S. of approximately one-third. Each year we typically are able to admit 1 out of every 3 applications.
Eligibility Requirements-Who can apply to live at I-House?
Resident Membership is open anytime during the academic year, fall semester or spring semester to those from any country, including the United States, who will be:
| • Full-time graduate students enrolled each semester
| • Full-time interns or trainees*
| • Visiting scholars with an invitation from an NYC area college or university
| • From any country, including the United States
| • 21 years of age and older
*During the academic year interns and trainees are defined graduate students or recent graduates (within 1 year of completion) gaining supervised practice work experience in their field of study.
Occasional exceptions may be made for admission during the academic year, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, for undergraduate students over the age of 21 or graduate students under the age of 21.
Length of Stay
Because the length of time a resident member will live at the House will affect their ability to participate and contribute to the community, preference is given to applicants as follows:
for the full academic year
for at least a full semester
for periods of time less than a full semester