Welcome to Our House
As the President of I-House New York, I am honored to be a part of a unique residential community and programs center that has successfully promoted international understanding and cultural exchange for over 95 years.
You will find the “I-House Experience” to be many things at once: safe, inclusive, challenging, interesting and fun. As we welcome annually more than 700 Residents from 100+ countries, I-House is one of the most diverse residences in the world. Here, “diversity” is more than a catchphrase: it is built into the very fabric of our existence.
Diversity in our community is purposeful: living here exposes you to unexpected experiences and perspectives, along with many opportunities to make lifelong friends from all over the world. You’ll have chance encounters with other talented graduate students, scholars and trainees; you’ll be able to attend a wide range of events, to learn from distinguished visiting speakers, and to connect meaningfully with our worldwide Alumni network as well as our prominent Trustees.
As a complement to the academics that may anchor our Residents in New York City, the I-House Experience makes an impact in them that is subtle but long-lasting and profound: Residents leave I-House with a deeper understanding of other perspectives and the ability to navigate across cultures and geographies, guided by core values of Respect, Empathy and Moral Courage. I-House changes how you see the world – and how the world sees you.
Our mission to promote peace through cross-cultural understanding grew out of the aftermath of World War I, when countries started to look inward. This mission has never changed. As globalization brings new opportunities and complexities, our work to prepare leaders for the global community resonates with renewed urgency. The I-House Experience is needed more than ever, and we look forward to sharing it with you.