New York, NY, U.S.A.
Envisioned by Harry Edmonds and opened in 1924 through the generosity of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and the Cleveland H. Dodge Family, International House is a vibrant community of 700 graduate students, interns, trainees and visiting scholars from more than 100 countries, including the U.S., each year. I House residents study, train or conduct research at more than 100 academic and professional institutions in New York in fields as varied as physics, law, finance and dance.Its mission is to enable its resident members to live and learn together, building lifelong qualities of leadership, mutual respect and friendship by daily interaction through programs and residential life designed to foster diversity of thought and experience. The House offers an immersion in cross-cultural understanding and communication that no classroom by itself can provide.
International House offers educational programs which complement graduate study, facilitate intercultural exchange, and provide leadership training across cultures. Scholarship opportunities, aimed at achieving maximum diversity in the community, are also available. Members are defined by their energy, idealism and interest in other cultures. In this exciting social and intellectual atmosphere, lifelong friendships and professional ties are forged.
Located in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan by Riverside Park, convenient to a multitude of academic and cultural institutions and public transportation, I House offers a variety of living options including single dorm-style rooms, apartment shares, and studio and one-bedroom apartments. Facilities include a dining room, pub, auditorium, gymnasium, fitness center, music practice rooms, guest rooms, computer lab, Internet access and 24-hour reception.