San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
International House at UC San Diego was founded in 1988 in association with Eleanor Roosevelt College. International House is a wonderfully vibrant on-campus community dedicated to the promotion of international awareness and intercultural understanding at UCSD and around the world. All UCSD students, faculty, staff and community friends are welcome to get involved in our programs.Roughly 350 people from over 30 countries choose to make I House their home each year. Residents are made up of approximately half U.S. and half international undergraduates, graduates and visiting scholars. Our facility is comprised of a Great Hall, four classrooms and four residential ‘houses’ creating a neighborhood centered around International Walk (I-Walk).Connecting the apartments, “bridge units” house staff and visiting scholars. All resident apartments face I-Walk providing a community village-like space for residents in meet and congregate.
Over 200 annual formal and informal programs provide opportunities to exchange ideas and learn about different cultures. I House affirms that you can have transformative and impactful international experiences abroad or right at home, and that living and learning with others is a powerful form of education.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt