International House Philadelphia is a truly unique "global" community in the heart of University City for students, scholars and professional trainees from more than 75 countries, including the United States. Living here is a life-enriching experience... and it's affordable.  As a member of our diverse, inclusive community, you will meet people from around the world and enjoy exclusive access to our renowned programs, including cultural celebrations, free language lessons, complimentary admission to IHP's international cinema,  social events, concerts, dining excursions, leadership development opportunities, and so much more. It's all included, regardless of the length of your stay.

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Now Accepting Housing Applications

Now Accepting Housing Applications!

Great Reasons to Live at International House Philadelphia:
  • Affordable housing options and rates starting as low as $795 per month
  • Prime location in University City with convenient access to public transportation 
  • Flexible long-term and short-term leases
  • Laundry facilities and utilities included
  • Computer Lab with Web access
  • Wi-Fi in all common areas
  • 24-hour front desk service and security
  • New cafĂ© on the premises
  • On-site theater for films, concerts and special events
  • Complimentary admission to most films, concerts and events at International House
  • Free language classes, including English and preparation for the TOEFL, Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin, Farsi, Japanese, Italian, French and Korean
  • Cultural celebrations
  • Free Social Hours
  • TV Lounge
  • Quiet study areas
  • 10% discount to former residents of other International Houses around the world.


"International House creates an environment that is unique to any place I have ever lived. I was lucky enough to spend a year of my life there. I gained intercultural respect and understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills...It was truly a rewarding experience." 
- Vivian Vy Nguyen, Vietnam, student at University of Pennsylvania