Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
International House of Chicago is a dynamic residential and program center for nearly 500 students and scholars from over fifty countries who attend colleges and universities throughout Chicago. Founded in 1932 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., International House is one of four such Houses throughout the world. The mission of International House is to promote cross-cultural understanding, mutual respect and friendship among students and scholars and, on the part of the people of metropolitan Chicago, toward individuals of all nations and backgrounds.
The Residential Fellowship Program helps ensure the exceptional geographic, cultural and economic diversity that is central to the mission of International House and the University of Chicago. Each year, International House offers approximately 60 fellowships to students from around the world.
In addition to our residents, International House serves the greater Chicago community as a cultural and intellectual center for a wide array of programs. Over 100 public programs are held each year at International House. These include music and cultural performances, outreach programs with Chicago-area international organizations, collaborations with foreign consulates, language exchanges and discussions, and forums and debates led by distinguished guest speakers through our Global Voices Program.The role and mission of International House are more compelling now than ever. An increasingly interdependent world has made multicultural awareness and understanding an essential attribute for all our communities. International House in its role as “Host to the World,” makes an important contribution to the intellectual and cultural fabric of the entire City of Chicago.