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Summer Term

Interns, students and scholars over the age of 18 looking for safe, flexible summer housing in New York City and an immersive, intentional, community-oriented experience are encouraged to apply.

Opportunities for professional and personal growth abound; through a variety of programs and activities within the House, Summer Residents are challenged to share and explore the wide diversity of opinion and experiences found across the I-House community.

The daily interactions, along with our summer programming, help build the core values of Respect, Empathy and Moral Courage that characterize the I-House Experience.

Information about the 2024 Summer term coming soon!

Summer Programs

During the summer, I-House programs are planned to build community among the Residents. The events are designed to get Residents acquainted with each other and with New York City. You never have to explore NYC alone!
Programs for the summer include excursions in and around New York City, cultural events celebrating the diversity of the I-House community, social events including barbeque and I-House’s signature event, Ice Cream Socials.

When to Apply

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

Interested applicants can apply to live at I-House for the summer beginning in the winter 2024.

More details about the Summer 2024 application schedule coming soon.

Admission Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to live at International House, applicants must be 18+ years old and one of the following:
Undergraduate or Graduate students


*Interns and trainees (full-time or part-time)


Visiting Scholars


I-House Alumni
*“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
      $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
      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

      • 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.

      • 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. 

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


      I want to live at I-House during the summer and the following academic year. Should I submit a summer application?

      February 3, 2023

      No. If you are anticipating living at I-House during the summer and the following academic year, please submit an academic year application. In the application, you will be able to fill in your desired arrival date, which can be before the beginning of the fall term.

      I want to live at I-House all summer and next year. I notice the summer ends on August 15 and the academic year begins on September 1. Do I have to move out for those two weeks?

      January 27, 2023

      If you are staying all summer and into the following academic year you do not need to move out between August 15 and September 1. Later in the summer we will fill in the gap and your fall semester charges will begin on August 15.

      Can I leave for a short time in the summer without paying for my room while I am gone?

      January 27, 2023

      To avoid paying for your room while you are gone you must be gone a minimum of 40 days. During the period you are gone you need to completely remove all of your belongings and make the room available to someone else to stay there while you are gone. You may return to your room upon your return after 40 days.
      Please note that this is only offered during the summer term, and I-House does not allow residents to leave the House and come back to their same room during the winter months.

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      We know that this can be confusing, and we’re always here to answer any questions you may have!