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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 home to during your time in New York.

Academic Year Programming

Academic Year programming at I-House puts an emphasis on professional and personal development, cultural celebration, and legacy events to keep International House’s almost century-long traditions alive. Residents living at the House during the Academic Year will have the chance to connect to a lifelong network that will aid in preparing them to become the next generation of globally-minded leaders. Amidst interaction with public figures that visit the House to speak with our cohort, residents have the opportunity to engage with, learn, and grow from their Housemates with cultures different from their own as a part of International House’s mission to foster cross-cultural understanding to create a more secure, peaceful, and collaborative global coexistence.

  • Welcome Sunday Supper, 2023
  • Fall Fiesta, 2023
  • Ballroom Dance lessons, 2023
  • Lunar New Year celebration, 2022
  • Fall Fiesta, 2023
  • Snowflake Social, 2022

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:

Monday, November 6, 2023 Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Monday, November 13, 2023 Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Monday, November 20, 2023 Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Monday, November 27, 2023 Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Monday, December 4, 2023 Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Monday, December 11, 2023 Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Monday, December 18, 2023 Wednesday, December 20, 2023
You will receive an update regarding the status of your application within 3 business days of receipt.
Once an applicant receives an admissions decision, they will have until the upcoming Friday to confirm their stay and complete the room reservation deposit. Unfortunately, at this time, the Admissions Team cannot offer extensions for the deposit deadline.

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)
*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.

      Please note:

      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.