Academic Year

As a Resident member of the I-House community, you will be more than a resident; you will be part of a community committed to advancing the core values of Respect, Empathy, and Moral Courage that characterize the I-House Experience.

“You meet the most interesting and diverse people from different backgrounds, and that’s the beauty of I-House – just by knowing people of different backgrounds makes you more humble about your own operating, and it gives you a sense of appreciation for everything that’s going on in the world… You’re not just reading about a country on Wikipedia, you don’t see people as an abstract concept. Instead, they’re right in front of you and they’re talking to you and they’re just as nice as your friends and family. That has been the most personal and transformative experience for me.”
MuHan Li ’22, Singapore; Columbia University, Political Science & Philosophy

Requirements

Eligibility for Academic Year Admission

To be eligible to live at International House, applicants must be 21 years or older, have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and must be at least one of the following:
Full-time graduate students
Interns and trainees* (full-time or part-time)
Visiting Scholars
*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.

      PLEASE NOTE:

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

      Documentation

      Applicants must submit the following for their application to be considered:
      Personal Information
      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
      Why I-House – describe for us why you want to be a part of and what you can add to the I-House community in 100 words or more
      Proof of Vaccination against COVID-19
      Room Preferences**
      $70 non-refundable application fee
      **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.









      For Students:
      acceptance letter for the upcoming or current semester
      OR
      registrar’s statement indicating full-time enrollment
      OR
      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
      OR
      signed I-20 or DS-2019 form





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

      When to Apply

      International House accepts applications throughout the year. Applications for the upcoming Academic Year open in February. We encourage you to apply early for the peace of mind that you have a safe and welcoming community to come to.  

      Complete applications for the current Academic Year are reviewed weekly.

      Submit your application by Monday and receive a notification of decision by Wednesday of the same week.

      As of September 1, 2022, rooms for the Fall semester are allotted based upon availability from cancellations or changes in our current residents’ plans and schedules. 

      Click the button below to apply to join our global community of students, scholars, and future global leaders at International House NYC.
      Residents celebrating at the Fall Fiesta in the 1980s.

      Residents celebrating at the Fall Fiesta in the 1980s.

      Rates & Fees

      Furnished South rooms include a Twin XL bed (38″ x 80″), desk, chair, dresser, bookcase, lamp, linens, blanket, pillow and towel.

      North building apartment style rooms and suites come furnished with a Full size bed (54″ x 75″), desk, chair, dresser, bookcase, lamp, linens, blanket, pillow, towel, a dining table and chairs, stove/oven and refrigerator.

      These rates and fees are effective at the start of the Academic Year session and are subject to change. Room rates are pro-rated to a daily rate and charged for the number of days of the requested stay.
      To view photos and floor plans, please visit our Room Photo Gallery or go on a Virtual Tour of I-House!

      I-House South

      Room without a sink

      Approx. 8′ x 11′ (2.4m x 3.4m)

      Includes:
      Furnished Private Bedroom
      Access to Amenities
      Communal Bathrooms

      Does NOT Include:
      Access to a Shared Kitchen

      This room cannot be shared with your significant other and/or dependents.

      Average Monthly Rate: $1,238

      Daily Rate: $40.71

      Room with a sink

      Approx. 8′ x 11′ (2.4m x 3.4m)

      Includes:
      Furnished Private Bedroom
      Access to Amenities
      Communal Bathrooms

      Does NOT Include:
      Access to a Shared Kitchen

      This room cannot be shared with your significant other and/or dependents.

      Average Monthly Rate: $1,335

      Daily Rate: $43.89

      Room with a Semi-Private Bathroom

      Approx. 8′ x 11′ (2.4m x 3.4m)

      Includes:
      Furnished Private Bedroom
      Access to Amenities
      Shared Bathroom

      Does NOT Include:
      Access to a Shared Kitchen

      This room cannot be shared with your significant other and/or dependents.

      Average Monthly Rate: $1,643

      Daily Rate: $54.01

      Room with a Private Bathroom

      Approx. 8′ x 11′ (2.4m x 3.4m)

      Includes:
      Furnished Private Bedroom
      Access to Amenities
      Private Bathroom

      Does NOT Include:
      Access to a Shared Kitchen

      This room cannot be shared with your significant other and/or dependents.

      Average Monthly Rate: $1,785

      Daily Rate: $58.70

      I-House North

      Small Room 3-4 Bedroom Suite

      Approx. 10′ x 13′ (3m x 3.9m)

      Includes:
      Furnished Private Bedroom
      Access to Amenities
      Shared Bathroom
      Shared Kitchen

      Bathroom and kitchen is shared with 2-3 suitemates. This room cannot be shared with your significant other and/or dependents.

      Average Monthly Rate: $1,639

      Daily Rate: $53.89

      Medium Room 3-4 Bedroom Suite

      Approx. 12′ x 14′ (3.6m x 4.3m)

      Includes:
      Furnished Private Bedroom
      Access to Amenities
      Shared Bathroom
      Shared Kitchen

      Bathroom and kitchen is shared with 2-3 suitemates. This room cannot be shared with your significant other and/or dependents.

      Average Monthly Rate: $1,703

      Daily Rate: $55.99

      Large Room 3-4 Bedroom Suite

      Approx. 14′ x 16′ (4.3m x 4.9m)

      Includes:
      Furnished Private Bedroom
      Access to Amenities
      Shared Bathroom
      Shared Kitchen

      Bathroom and kitchen is shared with 2-3 suitemates. This room cannot be shared with your significant other and/or dependents.

      Average Monthly Rate: $1,809

      Daily Rate: $59.48

      Extra-Large Room 3-4 Bedroom Suite

      Approx. 16′ x 18′ (4.9m x 5.4m)

      Includes:
      Furnished Private Bedroom
      Private Bathroom
      Access to Amenities
      Shared Kitchen

      Kitchen is shared with 2-3 suitemates. This room cannot be shared with your significant other and/or dependents.

      Average Monthly Rate: $2,121

      Daily Rate: $69.74

      Studio Apartment

      Approx. 16′ x 12′ (4.9m x 3.6m)

      Includes:
      Furnished Private Bedroom
      Access to Amenities
      Private Bathroom
      Private Kitchen

      This room can be shared with your significant other and/or dependents.

      Average Monthly Rate: $2,309

      Daily Rate: $75.93

      One-Bedroom Apartment

      Approx. 22′ x 23′ (6.7m x 7m)

      Includes:
      Furnished Private Bedroom
      Access to Amenities
      Private Bathroom
      Private Kitchen

      This room can be shared with your significant other and/or dependents.

      Average Monthly Rate: $2,713

      Daily Rate: $89.19

      Required Fees

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

      • Refundable security deposit – one month’s room fees based on the room type assigned
      • Dining Fee – $5.75 multiplied by the number of days in your stay, given as a credit to spend as you wish throughout the length of your stay. 

      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 3 business days of receipt.
      If your desired departure date is after September 1, please submit an academic year application.

      Questions?

      We know that this can be confusing, and we’re always here to answer any questions you may have!
      Attend an Open House, hosted every other Friday at 6pm by the Admissions Team.

      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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