Housing Options


If you're a student, scholar, intern, or professional trainee looking to live in a prime location, consider International House Philadelphia! With 379 rooms and apartments, our 14-story residential center in University City offers attractive housing options and a wide range of amenities, including access to IHP's renowned arts, cultural and Resident Life programs. You will enjoy the privacy of our apartments and single rooms while having the opportunity to interact with fellow residents from around the world in a truly unique community where all cultures are shared and celebrated.


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International House Philadelphia can work with your organization or program to accommodate groups.   
For more information, please see the Group and Conference Housing form.


International House Philadelphia can accommodate residents for periods from a few weeks to a few years. Housing agreements are renewed annually.

Single Room with Shared Bath

Single rooms offer the ideal balance between privacy and friendly community-based living. Single rooms measure 9’ x 12’ (2.73m x 3.64m) and are fully furnished with a bed, desk, dresser, closet, bookshelves, bulletin board, and lamps. A large window covers the width of an entire wall. Ten single rooms are grouped in a suite. Each suite includes a shared bathroom with two private toilets, one shower, one bathtub/shower, and four sinks. It also offers a common lounge that provides the perfect setting for social activities. Men and women are housed in separate suites. Four suites share an additional common area and a balcony. 

Single Room with Shared Bath + Kitchen

Single rooms with shared kitchens provide residents the opportunity to save money by preparing their own meals. Sharing shopping and cooking responsibilities with suitemates is also a great way to enjoy foods from other countries while spending quality time with new friends. Kitchen suites offer all of the amenities described above, but also include a shared cooking and dining area equipped with a microwave oven, stove/oven, sink, and storage cabinets. Each single room in these units is additionally furnished with a small refrigerator.

Note: Cooking is permitted only in suites with kitchens and in apartments.

Private Room with Bath (Without Kitchen)

International House Philadelphia has 16 private rooms that measure 12’ x 27’ (3.64m x 8.2m) and are fully furnished to accommodate two people. Each private room has two beds, a dresser, desk, table, chair, bookshelf, closet, lamps, small refrigerator, and private bathroom with a toilet, shower, and sink. Individuals have the option of living alone in private rooms, which offers extra space and privacy. 

One Bedroom Apartment

The 24 one bedroom apartments (with outdoor balconies) measure 22’ x 22’ (6.67m x 6.67m) and include a living room, kitchenette (a small kitchen), dining area, separate bedroom, and private bathroom with toilet, bathtub/shower, and sink. They are furnished with two single beds, a sofa, desk, table and chairs, dresser, closets, and lamps. 

Efficiency Apartment

Nine efficiency apartments with outdoor balconies are available in two sizes: large (17’ x 24’ or 5.15m x 7.28m) and small (15’ x 24’ or 4.55m x 7.28m). Efficency apartments feature a combined bedroom/living area, kichenette (a small kitchen), dining area, and private bathroom with toilet, bathtub/shower, and sink. Each apartment is furnished with a sofa-bed or twin bed, desk, table and chairs, dresser, closet, and lamps. 

Additional Information

International House Philadelphia provides a local telephone service with voicemail in each room. Every unit is also equipped with a cable television outlet. Residents may arrange cable service with Comcast for an additional fee.

Wireless internet access is available in common areas

DSL internet connection can be ordered in rooms/apartments for an additional fee

24/7 Computer Lab equipped with PCs and high-speed internet access

Study Room, Student Center, and Laundry Facilities all with wireless internet access

Electricity, heating, and air-conditioning costs are included in housing costs. Large windows can be opened for fresh air.

Clean sheets and a towel are provided upon arrival for a one-time fee. Rooms are not furnished with utensils and dishes.

International House is a smoke-free living environment.