International House Philadelphia is a multicultural residential center, a source of distinctive programming, and the embodiment of an ideal. Our critical three-fold mission: to maintain a diverse and welcoming community for scholars from around the world, while introducing them to the American experience; to broaden the horizons of its residents and the larger community through high quality international arts and humanities programs and to encourage cooperation and respect among the peoples of all nations.
Founded over 100 years ago in 1910, International House Philadelphia is an independent, non-profit organization housing nearly 400 students, scholars and interns from over 65 countries. We provide a unique residential experience that supports their development as future leaders by offering a full spectrum of programs that create individuals able to work and interact successfully with people from all backgrounds. To support both our residents and the Great Philadelphia community, International House Philadelphia has long been a premiere presenter of international arts and cultural programs.