Academic Year

Applications for the upcoming Academic Year ’23-24 open in February and are reviewed bimonthly.

We encourage you to apply as early as possible for the peace of mind that you have a safe and welcoming community to come to.

When to Apply

International House reviews applications on a first-come, first-served basis.

Academic Year 2023-2024

The Academic Year application opens February 10, 2023.

Apply By:

Receive Admissions Decision By:

Saturday, April 15, 2023 Monday May 1, 2023
Monday, May 1, 2023 Monday, May 15, 2023
Monday, May 15, 2023 Thursday, June 1, 2023
Thursday, June 1, 2023 Thursday, June 15, 2023
Thursday, June 15, 2023 Saturday, July 1, 2023
You will receive an update regarding the status of your application no more than 3 business days of receipt.

If your desired departure date is after October 1, please submit an academic year application. 

Admission Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to live at International House during the Academic Year, applicants must be 21 years or older and must be at least one of the following:
Full-time graduate students
Visiting Scholars
Interns and trainees* (full-time or part-time)
*During the academic year, “interns” and “trainees” are defined as graduate students or recent graduates (within 1 year of completion) gaining supervised experience in their field of study.

      Application Requirements

      Applicants must submit the following for their application to be considered:
      Personal Information
      Anticipated Arrival & Departure Dates If you are accepted to live at the House, the Admissions Team will use the dates you provide in your application to determine your check-in and check-out dates.
      Room Preferences It is recommended to list at least one room from both the North and South buildings for the best chance at receiving one of your desired room types
      Eligibility Verification proof of your status as a student, intern, trainee, or visiting scholar
      Financial Verification proof of your ability to meet tuition and living expenses for your application period
      Written Statement – in 100-700 words, applicants must respond to one of the following questions:

      1. In addition to I-House’s core values of respect, empathy and moral courage we also value integrity and philanthropy. Which two of the five values of I-House most resonate with you and why?
      2. How do your personal, academic, and/or professional experiences align with the core values of I-House?
      3. What do you think will be valuable, and what do you think will be challenging, about living in a diverse and mission-driven community?
      4. How do you think you will contribute to the I-House community, and how do you think living here will benefit both you and other residents?
      $70 non-refundable application fee

      Eligibility verification includes:
      For Students:
      acceptance letter for the upcoming or current semester
      registrar’s statement indicating full-time enrollment including anticipated graduation date
      signed I-20 or DS-2019 form

      For Interns and Trainees:
      a letter from the organization or company indicating full-time status including your salary and the beginning and ending dates of your internship or training program

      For Visiting Scholars:
      a letter from your university or institution which states the full-time nature of your research
      signed I-20 or DS-2019 form

      Financial verification includes:
      a copy of your financial aid package from your university
      your current I-20 (also fulfills status verification component)
      a letter from your sponsoring organization
      a copy of your bank statement
      a letter from your employer stating your salary
      an affidavit of support from your parents or sponsor.


      All documents must be submitted in English or have English translations provided in the same document. 

      Required Fees

      • $70 non-refundable, one-time application fee

      • Dining fee – $6.50 multiplied by the number of days in your stay, given as a credit to spend as you wish throughout the length of your stay. 

      • Refundable security deposit – one month’s room fees based on the room type assigned

      • Room fees – Upon arrival, you will be expected to complete payment of one semester’s room fees or your room fees for the duration of your stay, whichever is shorter.

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

      Residents celebrating at the Fall Fiesta in the 1980s.

      Residents celebrating at the Fall Fiesta in the 1980s.

      Apply Today

      Applications are now being accepted for the Academic Year term. We strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible as applications are reviewed and rooms are assigned in the order the applications are received based on availability of preferences.

      You will receive an update regarding the status of your application within three (3) business days of receipt.

      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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