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International House is a residency program for graduate students and young professionals from around the world, built on the simple yet radical notion that living in a diverse community instills a lifelong dedication to cultural understanding.

Since 1924, I-House has welcomed young people from all over the world to live, learn, and grow together. In addition to offering safe and comfortable housing within a New York City historic landmark, I-House hosts an array of programming and other opportunities designed to foster cross-cultural connection and help residents form lifelong bonds.

From the outset, our mission has been simple and daring: to cultivate individuals who will help bridge the polarization, isolation, and division our world continues to face. Through an intentional admissions process, we curate an eclectic, interdisciplinary cohort of open-minded individuals who come together at a key stage in life for a crash course in social and cultural intelligence. It is a life-changing experience our alumni carry into their communities, practices, and professions.

Home to residents from . . .

I-House is . . .

a vibrant community
of scholars and young professionals from around the world.
a place that values
respect, empathy, and moral courage.
a welcoming envirnoment
where diversity is celebrated.

I-House at a Glance

  • Opened in September 1924, predating the United Nations by 21 years.

  • Home to approximately 700 resident members from 90 countries.
  • Grants more than $1,000,000 annually in need-based financial aid and merit-based fellowships.
  • Offers several prestigious fellowships and leadership training opportunities for selected residents.
  • Programming includes an international documentary film screening series, guest lectures, workshops and seminars. Residents are given opportunities to initiate and participate in musical and dance performances, cultural celebrations, language exchange classes, and trips to historic destinations (day and overnight trips).
  • Competitive admissions application process.