Admission to I-House

Admission to International House is selective. Applicants are reviewed on​ ​individual​ ​merit,​ ​commitment​ ​to​ ​the​ International​ ​House mission,​ ​and​ ​a willingness​ ​to​ ​share​ ​their​ ​time​ ​and​ ​talent​ ​with​ ​the​ ​I-House​ ​community​ ​through​ ​its​ ​varied​ ​programs

The Admissions Committee selects residents representing as many countries, cultures, fields of study and institutions as possible and seeks approximately one-third U.S. residents.

Each year we typically are able to admit 1 out of every 3 applications.​

We encourage all to apply!

How to Apply via the Portal

To apply to International House, visit the application portal and create your account.

  1. On the menu bar at the top of the page, click on “Apply for Housing.”

  2. Select the term you wish to apply for (Academic Year or Summer).

  3. When completing the application, you will be asked to select your expected arrival and departure dates. If you do not know your exact check-in and check-out dates, please select approximate dates, as you will have the chance to confirm your dates after you have been admitted.

  4. Next, you will rank up to five of your desired room types. We recommend ranking five, with at least one type from both North and South to ensure you receive one of your desired rooms.

  5. The only written section of the application is the “Why I-House?” statement. The statement must be a minimum of 100 words and explain how you are aligned with the I-House mission, what you hope to contribute to the community during your time here, and why you want to live at International House.

  6. You will then be asked to submit eligibility, financial, and COVID-19 vaccination verification.

  7. Pay the $70 application fee to complete your application.

Once the application fee, all required documentation, the Why IHouse statement and your room preferences have been submitted, your application will be reviewed and you will be notified on the next notification date.

Complete applications are reviewed weekly.

Should I submit a Summer or Academic Year application?

If your stay begins in the summer and extends through September, or if your stay begins in the Spring and extends into May, please complete an Academic Year application.
If your stay is ONLY through May-August, and does not extend past mid-August, please complete a Summer term application.

If you have already been admitted to live at International House, please visit the Accepted Applicants page for more information regarding your next steps.

Get in Touch

The Admissions Office reviews applications for Residency at International House, makes room assignments, administers the financial aid programs, and verifies eligibility of every Resident each term.

Megan Amouzou

Vice President of Admissions

(212) 316-8436

Khaire Vaughan

Sr. Admissions Associate for Planning & Occupancy

(212) 316-8436

Roxanni Acevedo

Admissions Associate

(212) 316-8436

Anna Giordano

Admissions Associate for Recruitment

(212) 316-8436

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