Accepted Applicants

After Acceptance

Upon acceptance to International House, you will have 10 days to submit your $600 room reservation deposit and secure your spot at the House.
If payment is not completed within 10 days of receiving your notice of acceptance, your room will be forfeited and it is possible we will not have another room for you to stay in.
Once your $600 deposit has been submitted, you have 10 days to cancel your stay without penalty should any issues arise.
Once payment has been made, confirm your arrival date and complete sign your Resident Membership Agreement via the application portal.
I-House will begin charging room fees beginning on the check in date you submitted in your application. You are not allowed to change this arrival date unless it is permitted. This request must be done in writing at least 4 weeks prior to arrival to be considered. Changes are subject to approval by the Admissions Office.
Check-out dates are tentatively set for the last day of the Academic Year. If you plan to stay after the date listed, you will be able to apply to do so later in the Academic Year; if you plan to leave earlier than the date listed, please advise the Admissions Office as the Cancellation Policy applies.

Arrival Procedures

  1. Arrive at your scheduled time.
  2. Present a photo ID to verify your identity.
  3. Retrieve a luggage cart, place your belongings on it and leave it in the care of the Claremont Desk Attendant.
  4. Visit Bursar Services on the 1st floor (Open Mon.-Fri. 9am to 7pm & Sat. 9am to 3pm).
    • Sign Resident Membership Agreement if you have not done so via the portal already.
    • Make payment of your full semester charges.
    • Receive your I-House ID card and key(s).
  5. Retrieve your belongings from the Claremont Desk Attendant and go to your room.
  6. Complete the Room Inventory Sheet (found on the desk in your room) and submit it to the Facilities Department located on the A floor near the Claremont reception desk.
    If you arrive when Bursar Services is closed you will receive a temporary ID and key valid for 3 business days.  You must visit Bursar Services within 3 business days to complete the steps above. After 3 business days your temporary key will expire. There are no exceptions to this rule.

    What to Bring

    What not to Bring

    South rooms include a full size bed, desk, chair, dresser, bookcase, lamp, linens, blanket, pillow and towel.
    North rooms
    come furnished with the above, in addition to a dining table and chairs, stove/oven and refrigerator.

    • Kitchen items including dishes, silverware, pots & pans, cooking utensils, etc.
    • Bathroom rug
    • Area rug for your room
    • Broom/Mop and other cleaning supplies
    • Hair dryer
    • Extra bedding & towels
    • Hangers
    • Surge protector
    • Voltage converter
    • Personal toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)
    • Decorative items to personalize your room
    • Mini refrigerator 
    • Fan or air conditioner
        Although I-House rooms are not air conditioned, residents are permitted to buy their own air conditioners (5000-7000 BTUs). The units must be approved and installed and removed by I-House Facilities staff (additional fees apply). Air conditioners are available to rent from I-House Facilities.
      You may purchase many of these items locally. We recommend you prioritize your needs to avoid bringing unnecessary items, as space in your room will quickly fill up!

      Prohibited items such as:

      • Pets of any kind
      • Smoke- or vapor- producing devices
      • Flammable items (heaters, candles, incense, halogen lamps)
      • Furniture of any kind not already provided by I-House
      • Dangerous items such as weapons or explosives
      • Mattress (exceptions granted by Facilities Management for documented medical reasons with at least 5 days prior notice)
      You may also choose to not bring the following items, which can be borrowed at I-House:
      • Vacuum cleaner
      • Clothing irons (for use in the laundry room)
      Residents at an Ice Cream Social
      Ice Cream Social, 2019.

      Financial Aid

      I-House is proud to offer need-based financial aid to Residents to assist with expenses. These opportunities are made possible through the generous support of corporations, foundations and individuals such as alumni and trustees. These gifts ensure that International House is able to maintain the exceptional geographic, cultural and economic diversity that is central to the mission.
      Awards range from $1,000 for one semester to $6,500 for the academic year. There are a variety of funds available each with different criteria.
      Click the “Learn more about financial aid” button below to find the fund for you and the details regarding the application.

      Important Policies

      As a Resident at I-House, you are not a tenant and International House is not a landlord. You are a member of a community devoted to a mission. Community life is different than living independently—each Resident Member has duties and responsibilities to others in the community. Understanding and respect for community norms and practices, along with some degree of compromise in the face of individual desires, is required.

      Admissions Policies

      Alcohol and Illegal Drugs Policy

      Code of Conduct

      Disability Accommodations Policy

      Disciplinary Process Policy

      Guest Policy

      Information Technology Usage Policy

      No Smoking Policy

      Non-Discrimination Policy

      Sexual Misconduct Policy

      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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